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my favorite trail for morning stroll

I give it four because part of the trail was closed off and that was not known. They had signs at the beginning of the trail telling you to follow only the soapstone trail but then had the rest of the trail was cut off. So we ended up talking the bull road trail and trying to reconnect with the soapstone trail to end back up at he car . It was an mission. A fun one but not for beginners. We was deep in the woods and the trail was definitely overgrown. It was thorn bushes everywhere but me and my sister had fun exploring and we had an gps. It was all up hill and very windy. Definitely would do this wild trail again but do not go out in those woods without an gps!

I've been taking my puppy here for awhile- nice walk and hike. Easy to get down to the patuxent river for him to cool down. A lot of runners and dogs - overall very peaceful.

Nice wide path, mostly flat so easy for the kids. We enjoyed the side trails, one was a boardwalk. I didn't realize the trail stops being paved a little after the Dolfield Rd bridge (we started at Red Run blvd). We tried riding the dirt trail but it was too challenging for our 5 year old. The dirt portion is narrow, a little bumpy, and much more hilly with switchbacks.

The climb up to the overlook hidden behind the graffiti covered bridge abutment was steep and overgrown in most spots but the view once at the top made it worth while. Be careful crossing the train tracks, they are active and heavily used.

Hiked about half of this. Easy.

walking
8 days ago

A flat urban hike along Stoney Run that’ is great urban escape to nature. The section between Cold Spring Lane and Wyndhurst Ave is prettiest with large trees and tucked next to homes with big backyards. It also has had restoration work in that area according to a sign on Cold Spring Lane. I didn’t do the section far into Wyman Park because most of it is closed for restoration work.

Nice flat trail for cruising

rock climbing
8 days ago

Great rocks for climbing.

Great biking path around and through DC under the trees. 23 miles round trip through sylvan woods and history. Occasional restaurants along the way in Georgetown and Bethesda.
A real Gem.

Nice trail. First time, but we will be back.

MESSAGE ALERT TRAIL CLOSED: If you drive into the Avalon section off of Washington Blvd. Beware, Only the Howard County side of the Park and trails are OPEN. When entering, turn left toward the Playground. The road is OPEN up to the Swinging Bridge. The road is blocked off at the Lost Lake Pond, the other way. The paved Grist Mill trail is pretty much gone. All the footbridge have washed away. The Glen Artney area is even worse. The stream and the parking lot at the Soapstone Trailhead is now a 8 foot deep trench. The Swinging Bridge is CLOSED. The Baltimore County side (trails) may end up being CLOSED all summer. ** If you need a special map I created it could help you learn the Howard County side. ** baltoken @ yahoo.com ( Ken )
PS: With only one side open. Go early or you are not getting in. Over Crowded and they stop cars from coming in. Two rental pavilions are open and they need parking for them first.

Im from Chicago, I travel for work and am always looking for a good running trail near me, and this is the one. I discovered the trail one night after lifting weights at the LA fitness and discovered the B&A trail runs right behind the gym, so I only ran 3 miles towards a mall where I saw a Sears store. Great trail, you will see cyclists and locals walking/ jogging trail. Very quiet and flat with a few hills.

mountain biking
18 days ago

Short MTB trails. Good for a couple of hours of fun. Early afternoons are best. Lots of wildlife and trails are well marked.

hiking
19 days ago

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

hiking
19 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.

Amazing views and cool birds and bugs to see!

trail running
23 days ago

The Perimeter trail is a nice, easy 2.4-mile paved path around Kinder Park. You can take side dirt paths (Wildflower, Blackberry and Greenbrier trails) to lengthen your overall walk/jog or to lessen the pounding on pavement. Take the Blackberry trail to see a nice little pond backed by a bamboo forest. Lots of deer in the park to see, as well as birds, plants, trees. Mulberries ripe right now. Well-traveled/used, especially on weekends and holidays, and must share path with bikes and many walkers with dogs (many that lunge out of curiosity and excitement and aren't well-controlled). When the Farm is open, you can stop and see cows, poultry, sheep and goats

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

Flat, open road for running at pace. Some foot and bike traffic, but plenty of room for all. Very scenic and shaded throughout. Porta-potties! ample parking at numerous spots along the route.

Nice paved path

road biking
1 month ago

This trail is ideal for mountain biking. There are alot of abrupt stops and inclines and the trail towards Lake Elkhorn is mostly gravel and mud. I had to stop and turn around because it was too muddy for my bike.

hiking
1 month ago

Park closed due to flooding in May.

on Sligo Creek Trail

1 month ago

A scenic, easy paved trail for the days you'd rather keep your feet dry. We saw chipmunks, a deer and a fox in close range. Not bad for a trail that sits between a busy road with noise traffic and a neighborhood you can see from parts of the trail. I may bike here with the kids next time, but look elsewhere for a more serene experience.

walking
1 month ago

Good, easy walk, not sure how this is listed as moderate. Didn't see the designated parking but parked behind church with no problem. The path has a lot of highway noise at first but gets better.

I love this trail. goes down to Martin Luther king pool. and up through a cow path to the ICC.

Easy traveling, this is my go-to trail for riding. Beautiful scenery and plenty of stopd, if needed. Sometimes gets a bit crowded but always enjoyable.

hiking
1 month ago

With all the rain day after day, and my park ( Patapsco -Avalon ) being closed, I come here as a poor weather option. I loop this area a few different ways which averages from 2.5 or 3 miles. It's all flat paved trails with a few earthen sections. It's nice for All people, pets and bikers. My only concern I have, being a senior, is committing to the loop in the rain. Not enough locations to take shelter if it got real bad out. I also think it's quite sunny in a few areas, so beware of the heat.

road biking
1 month ago

It’s a nice short ride. Perfect for after work before you catch the sun before it sets. Nice scenery riding along the lake and some historic ruins to pass by and swinging bridge.

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoy this trail a lot because it is easy to walk on. it started walking this trail during my lunch breaks and it lead to walking the whole trail with a friend. We wanted to see other parts of the trail so we decided to start at the section by Randolph Road. We planned on walking for an hour and then back, but ended up walking the entire trail and back. It is great for people of all hiking abilities. The wildlife along parts of the trail is a bonus as well. I often see many deer, squirrels, and occasionally see some frogs.

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