Grist Mill Trail to Nunnery and Soapstone Trail [CLOSED] is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Catonsville, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

TRAIL CLOSURES: - At this time, the Grist Mill Trail and any trail that leads to it is CLOSED. The Grist Mill Trail was heavily damaged due to many floods this year. - The Upper Glen Artney area is all open . The inner and outer Soapstone Trails are ALL OPEN. - All of the Santee Branch Trail is OPEN from the fire road all the way to Hilltop Rd. - It's the only trail OPEN in the Hilton tire park area. The Vineyard, Backside of Nun's, Nun Run Trails have now been closed off with a wooden fence. CLOSED for the rest of 2018!

hiking
3 months ago

TRAIL CLOSURES: - At this time, the Grist Mill Trail and any trail that leads to it is CLOSED. The Grist Mill Trail was heavily damaged due to many floods this year. - The Upper Glen Artney area is all open . The inner and outer Soapstone Trails are ALL OPEN. - All of the Santee Branch Trail is OPEN from the fire road all the way to Hilltop Rd. - It's the only trail OPEN in the Hilton tire park area. The Vineyard, Backside of Nun's, Nun Run Trails have now been closed off with a wooden fence. CLOSED for the rest of the year !!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

There is no "Sandstone" Trail. There is a "Soapstone" Trail. It looks like "Sandstone" consists of Soapstone to Santee to Nunnery to Grist Mill. Where Soapstone first connects at park road, you should turn right, not left. We went left and had to double back. Where Santee meets Vineyard, we took Vineyard to Grist Mill due to lack of time. Vineyard bisects the "Sandstone" loop, more or less. Nice hike, beautiful green scenery, tall, mature, majestic trees. Path single file at times, mainly shaded. Start at Soapstone is steep; rest that we hiked was flat, slight incline, or downhill. If you drive into park, it's $3 per person in car. Some easy stream crossings. Need to pay attention to tree roots and rocks in some trail stretches.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Wednesday, June 28, 2017