Prettyboy Reservoir CCC Trail

Baltimore, Maryland

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Expect some solitude on this simple walk in the woods with sneak peeks of the Prettyboy Reservoir. The return trip includes a spur trail that ends at a scenic spot where you can take a load off and take in the waterfront view. If you are looking for solitude in a very rural setting, Prettyboy CCC trail should do the trick. It’s located in the far northwest corner of Baltimore County and is not terribly well-known. The trail follows a wide fire road path until it loops. On the return you’ll take a spur to a great spot over-looking the water, perfect for picnicking and fishing. Swimming, wading, and camping are not permitted, and boats are allowed by permit only. The trail out and the loop are not overwhelmingly scenic; the draw is the rather thick forest, the wildlife, and the peace and quiet. The highlight is on the spur trail on the return trip. If you choose, you can skip the loop portion altogether and head straight to the trail that meets the water’s edge.
Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore

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Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore

by Heather Sanders Connellee (Falcon Guides)

Expect some solitude on this simple walk in the woods with sneak peeks of the Prettyboy Reservoir. The return trip includes a spur trail that ends at a scenic spot where you can take a load off and take in the waterfront view.

If you are looking for solitude in a very rural setting, Prettyboy CCC trail should do the trick. It’s located in the far northwest corner of Baltimore County and is not terribly well-known. The trail follows a wide fire road path until it loops. On the return you’ll take a spur to a great spot over-looking the water, perfect for picnicking and fishing. Swimming, wading, and camping are not permitted, and boats are allowed by permit only. The trail out and the loop are not overwhelmingly scenic; the draw is the rather thick forest, the wildlife, and the peace and quiet. The highlight is on the spur trail on the return trip. If you choose, you can skip the loop portion altogether and head straight to the trail that meets the water’s edge.

© 2013 Heather Sanders Connellee/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baltimore
Distance: 3.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, Reservoir Natural Resources Section, 5685 Oakland Rd., Eldersburg; (410) 795-6151; www.baltimorecity.gov
Local Maps: No trail maps available for Prettyboy Reservoir Water Quality Management Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Prettyboy Reservoir: CCC Trail

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