Paint Branch Trail
ElevationAscent: 19' 6 m
Descent: -96' -29 m
High: 126' 38 m
Low: 46' 14 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“An enjoyable run along the Paint Branch Trail.”— Nicole Crisp
Starting from the north end, you'll pass over a wooden bridge then turn left. From here, you'll cross over the Paint Branch tributary multiple times. After this you'll have the Paint Branch golf course on your left. Once you turn left to head on a decently long stretch headed eastward, look to your left, and there will be an amazing portion of wetlands with frogs, ducks, and birds. From there, you'll head south for a bit then east again to cross under University Blvd. Coming up on your right will be a park and past this, another access point.
From here, the trail continues further south and east, heading toward College Park Estates and Greenbelt Park where you can connect to other trails in the area.
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