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

4 days 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.

The wife and I enjoy this place very much so. We walked the complete outside Perimeter. It's all paved in blacktop and easy on the feet. No hills and that's great if you are deal with IT band issues. With the trees being so bare we saw a few deer. The wife was so busy talking they heard us coming and ran. When I come here by myself I have nearly tripped over the deer. They never even run away. We saw squirrels running around the whole time. It was very breezy out and a bit colder on the waterfront.

I want to do this hike with my friend, but we will need 2 cars. One at each end because we plan on doing the whole hike one way. Where do you park at on the southern end?

we only walked half yesterday, but will go back and finish the rest. I love walking and biking the C&O and plan on doing all of the C&O before the summer is out. Very easy walking, very clean trail, beautiful view of the river and the canal.

mountain biking
8 days ago

About as straight as you can find. It has soft inclines and a moderately used asphalt paved trail. Nice trail if you live in the Odenton - Piney Orchard area. Otherwise, the BWI or Baltimore - Annapolis trails are better and longer.

13 days ago

A beautiful paved trail that is a great option when the others are muddy or snowy. Had a great time.

27 days ago

Great trails. Nice wild life and paved trails. Two great kids parks off the trails. Safe and quiet.

Very nice trail, lots of wild life. Trails are not clearly marked, map was also confusing.

enjoyed the historical part

29 days ago

When it comes to Hiking or Backpacking the Patapsco Valley State Park, the Avalon, Orange Grove, Hilton, Hilltop and Glen Artney areas are by far the best trail system in the whole Valley area. You can CAMP in the Hilton area at 1101 Hilton Ave. in Catonsville, Md. There are plenty of pavilions, restrooms and drink fountains in many of the sections. There are so many loops you can hike so the miles and terrain will indeed vary pending your planned trip. You can even take the kids hiking or just go to one of the two playgrounds. I have been backpacking this area since the late 60’s and have seen many changes. The biggest was in 1972, The Storm of Agnes. Can you picture the water as high as the railroad tracks? Many of the trails you see on All/Trails was created and recorded by me. I am still out here weekly. Simply view my recording for the many options to hiking this area. Email me for my custom map I created. baltoken @ yahoo.com

1 month 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.

road biking
1 month ago

Good trail for bikers, decent length, and very flat. Keep in mind that the trail, now that the new housing development has started, is closed further south, and if you choose to go past that the area that is marked off, they changed it to a road so you may have some problems.

Great hike with fun stops along the way.

The farm section was closed but the walk was still very enjoyable. The wife and I bring the dogs here during the summer months. Not much shade in the summer but it’s a nice place to come in the winter months. I generally take a lot of photos but with my mittens on I simply leave my cell phone on in my pocket. This place has it all. Playground and farm animals for the kids. Flat paved and earthen trails too. You can play disc golf and there is a Complete Sports Complex.

1 month ago

Very enjoyable trail year round. I am normally a earthen trail hiker and generally in the woods at Patapsco Valley State Park. I have been recovering from Plantar fasciitis so I have been limited to easier terrain. All the trails here are flat and paved. The whole park is very well maintained. I see wildlife here all the time so it helps me from getting bored. I always come here if the other locations are muddy. Lucky us, the weather gets nice from time to time. This bear hates being in a Cave all winter.

Nicely paved trail. Great for walking, biking and running. Family friendly.

Nice ride, but can be crowded.

Nice easy trail. Like the open and shade it offers. Can get busy in the spring with bikes.

First time going to this park! Had a great time and nice place to walk the dog. We will be back soon!

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.

2 months ago

Nice scenic place to take an easy flat walk

View of the Potomac River at the midpoint is great. Paw Paw Tunnel is fascinating to see at both ends. Can climb the hill trail then return to start by going through the tunnel. (Not currently-- park work keeps you from entering far side of tunnel) Flashlight or headlamp recommended for tunnel.

This was a 7-mile outing as a recovery activity, after a super-hilly 11.5 mi run the day before. I hiked at 4.3 mph (13:57 min/mi), on the North Central Railroad Trail, starting northward from the Monkton trailhead, turning around at Wiseburg Rd/Schoolhouse Rd, in GFSP. However, I took two pics, and recorded only 1.3 mi of this activity — the 25F weather led me to turn the GPS off and focus on the hike. This is an awesome trail and I will be returning.

3 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.

3 months ago

we expected more things to do on the trail. just good for walk.

Well maintained, we cut up from the train bridge underpass to Bloede's Dam Overlook and really enjoyed that steep section. Lots of fun!

Great easy trail with wide paved area and easy off path trails. Great for walking your dog.

Very easy walk on the main trail to the Lighthouse and a great view. I took the loop which was a little more effort. I told the Ranger of falling trees on the loop path.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice little park, kids enjoyed it.

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