“A trail built to connect Nuns to Santee Branch. It's named for its main feature - 3 logs.
— Craig Pool
Park closes at dusk. Please don't ride the mud
This trail connects the Santee Branch Trail
. As Nuns
dead ends at the nunnery, this is the only trail that can get you to the rest of the Catonsville side of the park.
Once you ride this trail, you'll know why it is called triple log. About half way in you come across three downed trees right in a row (they all are at least 10" and only about 10' to 20' apart from each other). People are actually now joking that this is 3 1/2 logs, as a smaller tree also fell in line with one of the others...
This trail starts at the only right turn off of Nuns
(when climbing) and ends at Santee Branch under the power lines in a field. In between is mostly singletrack. Initially from Nuns
, it is downhill, followed by a small up, and windy section, which dumps you right into the triple logs. After the logs, you ride a short distance where you come to a stream crossing. A word of caution, however - this stream is deep and the bottom is rock laden. Some may want to walk across this stream. You are greeted by a short uphill section covered in rocks, which eventually opens up under the power lines and connects to Santee Branch.