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Tall Poplar Trail Main Branch

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Generally easy path dotted with large tulip poplar trees, ending with a steeper decline.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

91%

Runnable

453' 138 m

High

306' 93 m

Low

15' 4 m

Up

162' 49 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

The main branch of the Tall Poplar Trail curves through the McKeldin area, gradually descending towards the Patapsco River. The trail begins with easy/sandy terrain with few obstacles, passing by a small running shelter built along the path. After leveling out for about 0.3 miles, the trail descends and then climbs before reaching its final slope, approaching the Patapsco River on a higher grade descent.

True to its name, Tall Poplar Trail is covered in old growth tulip poplar trees, creating a high canopy for the trail with an impressive view.

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Patapsco Heritage Greenway

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#13

in McKeldin Area

#27935

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#13

in McKeldin Area

#415

in Maryland

#27,935

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Small shelter for hikers near the east trailhead for the Tall Poplar Trail
Jul 1, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
Prime example of the large poplar trees that stand along the Tall Poplar Trail.
Jul 1, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
The beginning of the trail is not representative of the quality of the remainder of the trail.
Jun 25, 2017 near Sykesville, MD

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