South Shore Trail

Maryland

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South Shore Trail Facts

States: Maryland
Counties: Anne Arundel
Length: 0.5 miles
Trail end points: MD 3 to Waterbury Road; and Bestgate Road to Medical Parkway
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 8139613

South Shore Trail Description

The developing South Shore Trail will one day stretch 14 miles between Annapolis and Odenton. It's also part of the larger East Coast Greenway, a widespread network connecting trails from Maine to Florida.

The rail-trail’s first phase—a half-mile section in Millersville—opened in 2014. The paved trail, running between Crain Highway (Maryland Route 3) and I-97, offers a pleasant, tree-lined corridor in this rural community. Farther north, in Odenton, the trail is anticipated to connect to the WB&A Trail in the future.

Farther east, on the outskirts of Annapolis, another short section (0.8 miles long) is open between Annapolis Plaza and Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Parking and Trail Access

Mid-trail, parking is available at Millersville Elementary School (1601 Millersville Rd.) during non-school hours.

South Shore Trail Reviews

Nice little trail

s

This section is complete. Paved and spacious. Not much elevation but good for a jog with a stroller from one end to the other and back. What’s not to love? Parking ok Crownsville is limited (two larking spots, 3 including a handicap spot) but the Rt3 lot near end of Millersville Rd has plenty of parking.

Soon!

s

Real construction (paving) is happening on the Phase 1 segment from (almost) MD-3 to (almost) I-97. It looks like this section will be fairly nice, though short. The road connection west to Odenton and the WB&A Trail via MD-175 has a decent shoulder. The connection southeast to Annapolis also has a shoulder, but more traffic. From Bestgate Road to downtown Annapolis the route is tricky. The fully completed trail, whenever that happens, should be great. (Expectation of *** for Phase 1).

It's just a mowed grass trail

s

Well I found the trail and the other reviewer is correct. It's not a finished Trail it's just a mowed grass area running a long telephone poles

not open

s

this trail is not constructed yet. it is phase 1 of south shore trail and is approximately 2 miles not the .6 reported.

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