Trail Run Project Logo

Tall Poplar Trail Main Branch

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 15' 4 m
Descent: -162' -49 m
High: 453' 138 m
Low: 306' 93 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Patapsco Heritage Greenway

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

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

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.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#10

in McKeldin Area

#24688

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#10

in McKeldin Area

#425

in Maryland

#24,688

Overall
2 Views Last Month
11 Since Jun 27, 2019
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

Photos

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

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running