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green Little Paint Branch Trail

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 142' 43 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 364' 111 m
Low: 267' 81 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Peter Magnuson

Over the fields and through the woods.

Peter Magnuson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

There are multiple places to start on this path as this park actually spans two counties. At Fairfield, there are bathrooms and places to get water. This is a paved trail, but if you feel more adventuresome, you can wonder through the singletrack trails that intersect the path.

Description

Although you can get to this trail from anywhere in Fairfield Park, the best place to start is in the parking lot off Greencastle Road. If you start there, this is a great run. It is still an out and back, but you get to circle the pond at the turnaround.

There is a steep section through the woods, but it's not too extreme. Plus you can add on to this trail with either the numerous singletrack trails that intersect this one or with the Greencastle Trail, a neighboring paved trail.

Keep an eye out for mountain bikers as this is a popular area and the singletrack mountain biking trails do intersect the paved trail in a few locations.

If you want to start from the side of the park near the Fairfield Recreation Center, just head to the back of the park (as far back as you can go off Old Gunpowder Road. Head just down the hill and you can't miss the trail.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of deer throughout the park so keep your eyes open

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