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Explore the best rated trails in Havre De Grace, MD. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Big Woods Trail and Elephant Swamp Trail . With more than 114 trails covering 420 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
As said in several of the previous reviews, these are two segmented trails. The southern part of the segmented trail is very nice. Nicely paved trails with pretty views along the way. A few walkers, joggers, and bikers frequent this trail.
The paved path is wide with slope gentle enough for manual wheelchair to navigate. We started at wheelchair-accessible entrance off Westchester Ave, turning back at Oella Ave bakery. Round trip was about 1-1/2 hours. On a hot weekday afternoon in August the path was cool (thanks to tall tree canopy) and quiet (a scattering of runners, bikers, stroller pushers). Love the sense of unspoiled nature and history this well-conceived trail provides.
Beautiful easy walk under forest canopy. Cool shade on a warm sunny day.
My wife and I drove up from Maryland to ride this trail and it was worth it. We’ve done a lot of trails but this was one of our favorites. We started at the Columbia Crossing River Trail Center and completed the full 14 miles. Except for the first 1/4 mile or so at the start with some street crossings, the trail is extremely well marked and maintained. Mile markers and info signs along the entire route. Plenty of benches with shade trees. The trail had a few bumps from roots but not many. The views of the Susquehanna are fantastic and most of the rider is shaded.
Actually a small network of multi-use trails, the Smyrna-Clayton Bike Path gives residents of both of these communities a great alternative to walking or biking along busy local roads.
The trail is comprised of two main branches, starting from Duck Creek Parkway on either side of the High School and Middle School campus. The northwest branch separates the high school from adjacent mini-storage facilities and a residential subdivision, while the northeast division follows a powerline that runs along a branch of Duck Creek and connects to the west side of Smyrna via a footbridge. Both branches of the trail wrap around the campus and converge just south of a small cow pasture. The trail continues southeast of here, crossing the creek on a footbridge and ending at the intersection of Routes 6 and 300.
In addition to giving local residents a chance to enjoy nature, the trail gives students at the high and middle schools a safe means to walk to and from school . Unfortunately, I noticed some minor deterioration on the footbridge northwest of the Route 6 and 300 intersection. People who are sensitive to loud noises should also be aware that the local fire company's emergency alert siren is just north of the junction between the northwest and northeast branches of the trail.
Highly recommend this trail. It’s well kept, smooth service, partly sunny, partly shady.
This trail is poorly marked in numerous areas, not all areas are kept up, and there are many switchbacks. Just not a very enjoyable ride.
Trail is awesome. Howard county destroying trail by paving and over building.
Rode on a weekday around 1 for a few hours. Not crowded and nice and peaceful.
One of our favorite trails in Harrisburg/Lancaster area. 13 miles of asphalt makes if easy to ride. Lots of turns and great views of the river make it fun. We stop at McCleary's Pub in Marietta for some refreshment either during or after the ride. Great pub food and long beer list. In Marietta a stone hill to get over the railroad tracks is a bit rough, may be easier to walk across, the trail continues on the other side. There is an ice cream shop at the Columbia end that serves hand dipped and refreshing drinks.
Nicest one we have been on yet. Plenty of areas to stop and take a break. Lots of scenery and small towns to visit. Places along the trail to do things like a winery, a crab restaurant, bike shop, etc. This is my favorite trail to ride so far!
There’s some really great views along this trail that are worth stopping to enjoy. It gets too busy on weekends to enjoy a bike ride, but this time I rode it with my adult daughter on a Monday and it was not crowded at all. It takes me more than an hour to drive here but it’s well worth it.
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