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Glen Ellen Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.0 mile 8.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 452' 138 m
Descent: -327' -100 m
High: 413' 126 m
Low: 255' 78 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Cheryl Ladota

Popular Loch Raven Reservoir fire road trail that climbs through the forest.

Cheryl Ladota

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The reservoir trails are open from sunrise to sunset. The main trail is primarily used by bikers, but the protected environment area trails are strictly prohibited to bikes.

Description

This trail is part of Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County. There is a short trail located at Seminary Avenue and Dulaney Valley Road that runs along Seminary and has a parking area. When it ends, you have to go about 25 feet up the same side of the road to the official trailhead on your left.

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

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Sep 11, 2018
Robbie Flick
May 5, 2018
Cheryl Ladota
Nov 29, 2017
Cheryl Ladota
Nov 20, 2017
Cheryl Ladota
Nov 18, 2017
Cheryl Ladota
Nov 17, 2017
Cheryl Ladota
Oct 27, 2017
Cheryl Ladota
Lots of deer on the trail this morning — 1h 40m
Oct 20, 2017
Cheryl Ladota
4mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#8284

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#97

in Maryland

#8,284

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685 Since Oct 26, 2017
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Best views of the reservoir from the trail
May 5, 2018 near Hampton, MD
Watch out for deer in the early morning and late afternoon.
Oct 27, 2017 near Hampton, MD
Decent open singletrack
Apr 17, 2019 near Hampton, MD
Forest views along the trail.
Oct 27, 2017 near Hampton, MD
3rd stream crossing when the water is running shallow.
Oct 27, 2017 near Hampton, MD

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