Gwynns Falls Trail from Leon Day Park to Cherry Hill Park

Baltimore, Maryland

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Follow the city’s newest greenway trail through West Baltimore. Bracketed by wooded and waterfront parks on both ends, the middle section is entirely urbanized, running through some of Baltimore’s less known and more interesting neighborhoods. John Smith mapped Gwynns Falls in 1608, but the Susquehannock and Algonquian Indians had lived nearby for centuries. Smith said the stream tumbled over “felles,” or falls, which explains the sometimes confusing local practice of naming streams and rivers as “falls” (Jones Falls and Gunpowder Falls, for example). If you’re looking for actual waterfalls, you might be disappointed. The stream itself is named for Richard Gwinn, who established a trading post here in 1669.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

Follow the city’s newest greenway trail through West Baltimore. Bracketed by wooded and waterfront parks on both ends, the middle section is entirely urbanized, running through some of Baltimore’s less known and more interesting neighborhoods. John Smith mapped Gwynns Falls in 1608, but the Susquehannock and Algonquian Indians had lived nearby for centuries.

Smith said the stream tumbled over “felles,” or falls, which explains the sometimes confusing local practice of naming streams and rivers as “falls” (Jones Falls and Gunpowder Falls, for example). If you’re looking for actual waterfalls, you might be disappointed. The stream itself is named for Richard Gwinn, who established a trading post here in 1669.

©  Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baltimore
Distance: 11.1
Elevation Gain: 130 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Baltimore West, Baltimore East, Curtis Bay
Driving Directions: Directions to Gwynns Falls Trail from Leon Day Park to Cherry Hill Park

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