Soapstone Trail

MODERATE 112 reviews

Soapstone Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Catonsville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

Directions from Baltimore, MD: Travel Interstate 695 to U.S. Highway 40 / West Frederick Road exit. Proceed 2 miles. Turn left on South Rolling Road. Proceed just past the I-195 Park and Ride and park on the right side of the road. Trailhead is located just to the right of the wide section of the shoulder. Chances are cars will already be parked there.

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There are many New Alternates trails along the Soapstone. The DNR was building a New bridge on one section. There is Now a completed New trail you can hike instead of the Overgrown. I use the New trail to go over to the Bull Run. The old Overgrown Trail is shorter and easier but the New trail is longer. The Old Overgrown will lead you to the top of the Bull Run but the New Trail leads you to the bottom side were you can just take the switchback to go down to the parking lot at the Soapstone trail-head. The New Overgrown trail is not marked or on any maps. The OCM map does have the right-side alternates of the Soapstone.

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Loved it for biking. I took a 5 and 7 year old on their bikes and it was a bit too challenging for them yet, however I enjoyed it immensely on the mountain bike. For hiking it's great for kids.