Explore the most popular trails near Baltimore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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on Avalon Loop Trail

hiking
10 hours ago

Are there snakes and/or bees this time of year?

trail running
2 days ago

Please remove the protruding blowdown at 39.23987, -76.74987 — it is a true hazard and someone could get hurt. Otherwise, 5 stars.

Completed: 07/19/2018

trail running
6 days ago

Ran a segment of the Avalon Loop Trail. Great trail for running, but watch out for bikers!

This segment is one of my go-to courses for training and mile repeats. 4 miles total.

Completed: 07/15/2018

rock climbing
14 days ago

Great rocks for climbing.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice easy trail. Get to see history and have an enjoyable hike by the water.

hiking
25 days ago

Opened up again (at least the Morning Choice portion off of Landing Rd). I was here yesterday and despite being a bit muddy, it was a great hike. One of my favorites in close proximity to Baltimore.

Due to the weather we have had as of late, this section of the park is closed. The Avalon Loop doesn’t exist

hiking
1 month ago

Park closed due to flooding in May.

hiking
1 month ago

A well-maintained trail that encircles the Fort McHenry National Monument. We took a water taxi to the monument, and it was a lot of fun!

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2 months ago

Park opens at 9am! I got here at 6am to start my hike but gate is CLOSED! WTF

For the most part a nice walk along the waterfront, but gets a little repetitive. Was nice to be able to take the free water taxi back to my car at Canton park.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice pleasant walk along the waterfront. You really do need to go inside the fort though...

We always enjoy a good walk around the Harbor, there are always things going on and sometimes it is nice and quiet in the colder months. It can get really busy during the summer with all the people, but there are some amazing restaurants, neat history info along the way, and tons to do. We always go to the aquarium first and then around do the walk around. You do have to pay for parking and that can really add up if your not careful where you park.

hiking
2 months ago

We love this place, it has a dog park that we usually start out at to let the dog run free, then we travel around the duck pond which always has tons of ducks and oriels if you catch them on migration (the places fills up with them in the spring) and then we head to the playground which is really good, then we trek on over to the pagoda and back down to the car. On certian days the pagoda is open to go into, dogs can not go into the pagoda and I have never been in it as it always seems to be closed or I have the dog with me. This place can get crazy busy with dogs and kids on weekends and in the summer, but still a wonderful place. By far one of our favorite places in Baltimore near us to go.

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy trail, doesn't take long to get around but so beautiful in the summer with all the gardens in full bloom. Overall I like to go here when I don't have much time out but I need some retreat from the busy streets at home.

A very easy but beautiful hiking trail.

hiking
4 months ago

We started the morning by having breakfast at the Iron Rooster in the McHenry Row then drove into the fort. We had planned to hike the entire outer loop but it was extremely windy out. We walked through all the buildings within the fort complex and the history was fascinating. We did do some walking along the waterfront and got to see geese. We are locals of the Baltimore area and I grew up in the North Point, Fort Howard area. British General Ross and his troops camped out on our farm during the war of 1812.

enjoyed the historical part

walking
5 months ago

Love this trail as it is one of many historic trails and buildings in Baltimore, it’s a very nice trail to go on if you don’t want to pay to enter the fort.

Great hike with fun stops along the way.

I do this walk every day on the way to work. It is very pleasant. In the early hours and on colder days it is not too crowded, but once the weather warms up and schools let out it is another story with a combination of locals, tourists, and history buffs. If you are looking for some interesting history there are signs along the way with factoids. On nice weekends there will be various street performers in the main inmer harbor area. I would say this is a must see if you are in Baltimore looking for something easy, historical, but outdoors.

Nice area around the lake and for most of the trail. Paved the entire way. Little bit sketchier as you get past the post office section.

Great promenade connecting the neighborhoods of the harbor.

walking
6 months ago

Nice place to take a walk during the daylight hours

walking
6 months ago

Nice scenic place to take an easy flat walk

hiking
7 months ago

I live in the area and hike through Leakin Park all of the time. I have never been concerned for my safety. But of course, it is wise to bring a friend and cell phone. The park has excellent reception.

That being said, I am not sure which trail is being represented by this entry. The map looks like one leg of the GFT, a paved multiuser path. This path is over 15 miles, goes past Camden Yards, and has a great website and app if it's own.

There are hiking trails within Leakin Park. The friends of GF/LP website is a good starting point for info. Check out our ParkRun!

The stream that runs through the park is named the Gwynn Falls. There is no waterfall associated with it! Similar to the situation with the Jones Falls stream. The misnaming confuses a lot of people and is a bit unfortunate.

Poor Leakin park suffers from its urban location. If you come hiking, please bring a bag to pick up some trash. We appreciate your help. As do the foxes, owls, and other critters that make the park their home.

Lots of scenery, crowded on weekends, nice little Italy. Flat minus the potholes and train tracks.

Im not sure why this is rated “moderate”. It’s as easy as walking on a sidewalk.

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