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Horse Fly Alley

Intermediate

Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 140' 43 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 403' 123 m
Low: 263' 80 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Patapsco Heritage Greenway

Wide trail along the now rocky and eroded remains of an access road.

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

Branching off the Railroad Access Road Trail, the Horse Fly Alley Trail follows the remnants of an old access road uphill away from the Patapsco. This creates a wide and visible trail, but it is not as even and smooth as most access road trails. Being situated on a slope, the trail has channeled drainage water down the hill for some time and is heavily eroded.

Runers can expect loose rock and gravel throughout the path and uneven footing at times, especially in small fissures that have opened up running down the path. The overall climb is minimal until the trail splits off to the south to connect with Trey's Lane, and it is still a much easier path than its nearby alternative, the Wall Trail.

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A young fawn along the Horse Fly Alley Trail.
Jul 26, 2019 near Columbia, MD

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