Soapstone, Bull Run, Bike Jumper, Santee Branch, Backside of Nun's, Grist Mill and Vineyard Spring Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Soapstone, Bull Run, Bike Jumper, Santee Branch, Backside of Nun's, Grist Mill and Vineyard Spring Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Catonsville, Maryland that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable, moderately challenging walk. Trail is overgrown in some soots and there are a lot of unofficialMTB trails that are offshoots of this making the trail hard to follow in many spots.

hiking
5 months ago

One of the most enjoyable features of the Glen Artney area of the Patapsco is the many ways you can hike the trails here. You simply decide where you wish to park then work your loop from there. No need to just hike a boring out and back trail. There are so many connectors that you have the ability to hike a long track or cut it short. I am a local senior hiker and here weekly. Within this one area you can hike one mile or seven and loop back from where you started by simply using the Grist Mill trail if needed. If you want a custom map of the Avalon, Orange Grove, Glen Artney, Hilltop and Hilton areas contact Ken: baltoken@yahoo.com

hiking
6 months ago

This was a good loop with good variety in trail type. A couple water crossings were a bit more challenging than anticipated. But there were a lot of smaller trails that went off in different directions and weren’t on the map so sometimes staying on the trail we wanted was challenging. Be sure to watch out for bicycles, a couple came up on us fast with minimal warning.

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