The 11-mile BWI Trail was primarily designed for area commuters; however, the trail also makes for a great recreation venue. Despite being close to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, much of the trail is mercifully peaceful, especially the segment through Friendship Park's pine forest. Aviation buffs will enjoy the northern terminus of the trail in Andover Park, where they can view the general aviation runway.
You'll find a few restaurants along Aviation Boulevard, Dorsey Road and Elkridge Landing Road, and vending machines at the Amtrak station. Restrooms are available at Andover Park and the Amtrak station.
At the southern terminus of the BWI Trail you can connect via the John Overstreet Connector
a short spur traildirectly to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Parking for the BWI Trail is available at the Tom Dixon Observation Area on State Route 176/Dorsey Road, about 1 mile west of Interstate 97. If that lot is full, park at Sawmill Creek Park on SR 176 along the spur to the B&A Trail. Travel west on the John Overstreet Connector until you reach the BWI Trail.
If you are traveling by rail from Baltimore, exit at the Linthicum Light Rail Station. A short spur south will connect you with the BWI Trail.
These are my "hometown trails" and it's great to have them nearby. I am getting ready for the Seagull Metric Century in Salisbury, MD in two weeks and I took advantage of a glorious late-summer Friday afternoon to ride 40 miles on these interconnected ...
Started getting back into biking recently and we decided to try this out. I used to ride 200 mile trips but that was many years and many pounds ago and after finding this site and this trail I decided that this would make a nice ride to get back into ...
I first heard about this trail from a neighbor last week. I'm not in the greatest of shape and didn't think about doing the whole 12.5 miles. From the observation parking lot, I headed out going counter-clockwise. The first few miles was pretty shady ...