June is Great Outdoors Month, and we can think of no better way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors than by exploring our local bike routes here in Baltimore County. We're fortunate to have hundreds of miles of paths and trails to choose from.
If you're looking for a place to ride your bike in the Baltimore area, it's safe to say that you have no shortage of options. Our real estate agents are eager to share their favorite bike trails near our Baltimore County homes for sale.
- Gwynns Falls Trail - Gwynn Oak Ave., Baltimore, MD 21207
Stretching 22 miles through more than 30 Baltimore neighborhoods, the Gwynns Falls Trail is an incredible resource for city residents. The trail gets its name from the stream that it follows for most of its course and from Gwynns Falls Park, which it passes through. The trail connects numerous parks to residential neighborhoods all over the city and is open to foot traffic as well as bicycles. The Gwynns Falls Trail is paved and well-maintained and convenient to countless Baltimore Homes for Sale.
- Jones Falls Trail - 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209
The 11-mile Jones Falls Trail is another great urban bike route that's as popular among joggers and dog-walkers as it is cyclists. Stretching from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to the Mount Washington Light Rail Station, the trail is mostly paved and includes a few segments of boardwalk and the occasional road section. As it meanders through various Baltimore neighborhoods, the Jones Falls Trail passes through Druid Hill Park and connects with the Gwynns Falls Trail, making it part of an incredible urban trail network.
- Herring Run Park Trail - 3900 Bel Air Rd., Baltimore, MD 21213
The main trail system within Northeast Baltimore's Herring Run Park, the Herring Run Trail forms a 6.9-mile loop. Along the way, the trail encircles the shoreline of Lake Montebello and traverses some surprisingly secluded woodlands. It's a true urban oasis, and cyclists commonly encounter deer and other wildlife along the way. The Herring Run Trail is also popular among bird watchers and offers a picturesque respite from city life.
- Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail - 1302 Paper Mill Rd., Cockeysville, MD 21030
Following the course of the former Northern Central Railroad, the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail stretches nearly 20 miles from Cockeysville—a northern suburb of Baltimore—to the Pennsylvania state line. Along the way, it meanders through charming small towns, open farmlands and quiet forests. Hikers, cyclists, and equestrians are all welcome to use the trail, which has a smooth crushed rock surface. The southernmost of the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail's many trailheads is less than a mile from many Cockeysville Homes for Sale.
- Merryman Trail - 2583 MD-146, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Meandering along the shoreline of the beautiful Loch Raven Reservoir, the Merryman Trail (also known as the Merryman's Mill Trail) is one of Baltimore County's most wild and rugged trails. The trail is located within Loch Raven Reservoir Cooperative Wildlife Management Area and includes numerous side trails, spurs, and alternate routes. As a result, there are multiple ways to hike or bike the Merryman Trail as a loop ranging from 7 to 11 miles in length. Parts of the trail hug the lakeshore, while others twist and turn through the hilly woodlands above the lake.
Contact us today to learn more about all the outdoor adventures that await in Baltimore County! If you're ready to find your dream home in Baltimore and the surrounding areas, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.