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Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

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A 20-mile rail trail along the Big Gunpowder Falls.


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20.8

Miles

33.5

KM

Doubletrack

790' 241 m

High

250' 76 m

Low

658' 201 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Easy ride along a river with wildlife, wildflowers, and native plants.

This multi-use trail is open from sunrise to sunset.

Description

This rail-trail stretches from Ashland, Maryland north to the Maryland-Pennsylvania line, passing through many historic communities and quaint towns. The trail continues into Pennsylvania as the "York County Heritage". This is a classic rail trail, with primarily wide paths, although there are a few narrower areas where two bikes cannot ride side by side.

There's not much elevation gain and the trail is generally easy except for the length. It's a very scenic ride along the Big Gunpowder Falls, with frequent viewing areas, bathrooms, park benches and picnic areas. There are also many historic railroad signs and markers along the way.

Contacts

Shared By:

Cheryl Ladota with improvements by Jeff Street

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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#80

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#7,835

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Gunpowder Falls South of Monkton.
Nov 1, 2017 near Hunt Va…, MD
Sparks NCR.
Nov 1, 2017 near Hunt Va…, MD
Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail.
Nov 1, 2017 near Hunt Va…, MD
A view of Little Falls
Apr 7, 2018 near Hunt Va…, MD
Trailhead kiosk at MD/PA line
Apr 7, 2018 near Manchester, MD

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Jul 11, 2020
Milt Sharp Jr
40.4mi — 2h 45m
Jul 13, 2019
Robbie BLANKENSHIP
15mi
Jul 3, 2019
mark seifert
21.9mi — 1h 44m
Apr 6, 2019
Jake M
20.4mi — 2h 04m
Dec 1, 2018
Bob Rose
20 miles out and back 40mi — 3h 45m
Sep 16, 2018
Robbie Flick
Apr 5, 2018
Cheryl Ladota
21mi — 2h 00m