Beetree Preserve

Cockeysville, Maryland

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This hike combines views of the open rural Baltimore County countryside with a circuit through the woods. This hike offers one of the few circuit hikes along the Northern Central Railroad Trail, allowing you to hike a little on the wide flat path of the famous NCRR through the rolling countryside, then duck into the woods for a ramble around a hilltop nature preserve. The hike’s main attraction is the varied experiences that it packs into a short hike —the NCRR, recovering forestland, the babbling of Beetree Run, and passage above a scenic stream hollow. This is a particularly enjoyable short ramble in spring, when you will see the varied blooms of flowers and trees in the woods and under the NCRR’s open skies. Special considerations: Beetree Preserve is privately owned by the Towson Presbyterian Church; please respect any trail closures related to church-sponsored events. Calling in advance of your hike is recommended.
Hiking Maryland & Delaware

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Hiking Maryland & Delaware

by David Edwin Lillard (Falcon Guides)

This hike combines views of the open rural Baltimore County countryside with a circuit through the woods. This hike offers one of the few circuit hikes along the Northern Central Railroad Trail, allowing you to hike a little on the wide flat path of the famous NCRR through the rolling countryside, then duck into the woods for a ramble around a hilltop nature preserve. The hike’s main attraction is the varied experiences that it packs into a short hike —the NCRR, recovering forestland, the babbling of Beetree Run, and passage above a scenic stream hollow. This is a particularly enjoyable short ramble in spring, when you will see the varied blooms of flowers and trees in the woods and under the NCRR’s open skies. Special considerations: Beetree Preserve is privately owned by the Towson Presbyterian Church; please respect any trail closures related to church-sponsored events. Calling in advance of your hike is recommended.

©  David Edwin Lillard/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cockeysville
Distance: 3.7
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Spring
Local Contacts: Towsom Presbyterian Church
Local Maps: USGS New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Driving Directions: Directions to Beetree Preserve

Recent Trail Reviews

2/13/2011
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Trail is slightly off NCR - it's a private hunting reserve so it's certainly not for the casual stroll. Trail itself a basic truck access road.



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