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Great promenade connecting the neighborhoods of the harbor.

Nice place to take a walk during the daylight hours

Nice scenic place to take an easy flat walk

1 month 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.

on Avalon Loop Trail

4 months ago

Very nice trail for a family hike.

Really fun

4 months ago

The arboretum is conveniently located near Baltimore city, and is only a 15m drive from where we live downtown. The wooded trails offer a nice change of pace and scenery from city living. The trails were easy to navigate, with a slight incline in some places. The weather was dry, but I can imagine that the trails might get muddy if it has recently rained. We took our pup along, and he had no trouble navigating the terrain with us. I would definitely venture out this way again for a nice walk. It would be nice to visit during the fall.

5 months ago

So the figure 8 loop for an even 2 miles.

Very mellow, easy hike in the city. No running here, this was all hike at a typical pace. Excellent city trail!

5 months ago

My friends and I walked through the park but never found the falls. We had an eerie vibe the whole time and ended up turning around and walking back the way we came because we did not feel safe/weren't sure if we were going the right way. I later researched the park and found out that it is a popular body-dumping site (over 70 bodies have been found there - including the girl from the podcast "Serial"). There are better and safer places to hike around this area.

5 months ago

The pictures shown for this location are actually photos of the falls located off of the Jones Falls Trails. I visited Gwynns Falls today I confirm. In addition, as stated in many other reviews this trail needs a lot of maintenance.

5 months ago

I run through the park regularly. As a single woman, I have not felt in danger anywhere in the park during daylight hours. Many people walk alone there, and everyone is friendly.

Starred at tide point, UA hq and walked to Canton Park. Great views and nice breeze on 97• day. 4.5 miles with a nice cold beverage at the Boathouse.

If your too tired to walk back or just want a different perspective. Take the water taxi $8 or water circulator $0 back to your starting point

7 months ago

Beautiful park, great resource in the city. Some steep sections if you take Mountain Pass. But much of the trail is isolated. I wouldn't do it as a woman alone. Go in a group or at least with a man as your companion. Sorry, c'est la vie.

The lake loop is currently closed. Appreciate the Parkdale Ave parking idea. Some areas a bit isolated; use appropriate caution, don't linger after dark, &c.

Probably the best place to hike anywhere near Baltimore.

Great size park with trails leading off roads and walk ways, plenty of places to go and explore with great scenery!

Great trail, easy to make shorter if you use tracking and skip side loops. Love this park!!

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