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Wood Marr

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 344' 105 m
Descent: -360' -110 m
High: 356' 109 m
Low: 263' 80 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Patapsco Heritage Greenway

A long, winding trail that weaves up and down the ridge with numerous obstacles, views, and stream crossings.

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

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

Description

This trail begins at the parking area where Marriottsville Road crosses the south fork of the Patapsco, following the railroad for a short stretch of flat, easy trail. After about a third of a mile, the trail cuts into the forest and up into the ridge, and it doesn't get any easier from here. The path alternates from climbing and descending stretches along the ridge as it roughly follows the river southeast with numerous small stream crossings.

While this trail makes for a difficult 6+ miles of out and back, it is an excellent backbone trail for the network of trails in the Drivers Road area, particularly those that cross through the reforestation area.

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View from intersection of Drivers Road East and the Wood Marr trails, looking at the railroad and the Patapsco Thru Trail Woodstock section across the river.
Jun 26, 2019 near Randall…, MD
Hilly understory along the Wood Marr trail.
Jun 26, 2019 near Randall…, MD
View of the Wood Marr trail as it follows the ridge above the railroad and the Patapsco River.
Jun 26, 2019 near Randall…, MD
Wetlands on the western end of the Wood Marr Trail.
Jun 26, 2019 near Sykesville, MD

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