60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)
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The first part of the hike was great but then we got lost. The overall hike was good but we ended up hiking extra because we couldn't find the trail and walked along the road back to our cars.
This area offers a variety of terrain from the rocky stream areas to the packed dirt woodland forest paths, all of which are wide, clear, well marked and traveled. There are lots of optional trails (spurs. loops, connectors) that allow you to customize your outing. There are some nice views, though none I would describe as spectacular. There are usually a fair amount of mountain bikers and joggers (particularly on the flatter and neighborhood accessible Morning Choice trail) so I've seen less wildlife than I expected, though today we had deer laying down 50 yards off of the trail (the deer in my back yard aren't that tame!). You need to prepare your map and notes to account for all the trail intersections; otherwise you might take an unintended detour.
A very nice hike. Many changes in terrain, a few challenges near the waterfall, but overall a great trail. There were quite a few mountain bikes, but we all were courteous to each other. Definitely will be going back. The waterfall is the icing on the cake!
Great Trail. Not to crowded this time of year. The trail signs can be a little confusing. Really neat ruins though.
nice walk ... cascade falls very pretty ... time of year not the best ... will do it again on mountain bike ... looks awesome
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