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River Road Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A singletrack trail connecting River Rd. to Marriottsville Rd.


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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

97%

Runnable

456' 139 m

High

292' 89 m

Low

327' 100 m

Up

379' 115 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

If there's been heavy rain, there are spots along this trail that can be a little hairy.

Description

I run this trail at least two times per week. It is primarily used for horseback riding and can be a bit overgrown, but it's a great trail. There is a large parking area at Marriottsville Rd. and several spots along River Rd. I park at the skate park in Sykesville and run the ~1 mile to where the trail starts on this map. There are several creek crossings along the trail. Expect to get your feet wet!

This trail also doesn't get maintained as frequently as other Patapsco trails, so there are some downed trees that may not get attention for a while.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, deer, turtles, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, birds (I saw some bald eagles), etc.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nathaniel Lee

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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May 31, 2020
Lexi B
Out and back. Beautiful trail for running. Be careful of horse droppings on trail and foliage on the side of the trail (potentially poison ivy) 10mi — 3h 00m