Glen Ellen Trail
ElevationAscent: 452' 138 m
Descent: -327' -100 m
High: 413' 126 m
Low: 255' 78 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“Popular Loch Raven Reservoir fire road trail that climbs through the forest.”— Cheryl Ladota
The trail parallels Seminary Road before climbing up towards the reservoir. All along the trail there are branch trails that go along the water, but they are clearly marked as being prohibited to bikers. Most of the hikers and runners stick to these.
The trail is primarily rolling hilly terrain, growing more challenging further along the trail. Some hills are steep with loose rocks and large roots. There are a few small stream crossings that beginners may want to hike across. Great to build uphill endurance and downhill speed skills. The trail is very well-marked with white blazes, arrows and bike signs.
Riders usually stick to this trail on the way out and return on the Glen Ellen Trail Alternate on the return back to the trailhead.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks