Torrey C Brown Rail Trail NCR

Baltimore, Maryland

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Formerly known as the Northern Central Railway Trail, this 20-mile, crushed-stone, abandoned railroad bed can be hiked in sections. Mostly covered by tree canopy, the well-maintained trail paralleling the Gunpowder Falls River is dotted with scenic overlooks, benches, and picnic tables. You will often hear this rail trail referred to as the NCR or the Northern Central Railway Trail, as it was named prior to the dedication to Torrey C. Brown. Dr. Brown, the third secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, had the vision for this multi-recreational trail, which was constructed in 1984. The Northern Central Railway was built in 1832 and operated until 1872.
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by Heather Sanders Connellee (Falcon Guides)

Formerly known as the Northern Central Railway Trail, this 20-mile, crushed-stone, abandoned railroad bed can be hiked in sections. Mostly covered by tree canopy, the well-maintained trail paralleling the Gunpowder Falls River is dotted with scenic overlooks, benches, and picnic tables.

You will often hear this rail trail referred to as the NCR or the Northern Central Railway Trail, as it was named prior to the dedication to Torrey C. Brown. Dr. Brown, the third secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, had the vision for this multi-recreational trail, which was constructed in 1984. The Northern Central Railway was built in 1832 and operated until 1872.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baltimore
Distance: 3.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 2813 Jerusalem Rd., Kingsville; (410) 592-2897; www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/tcb.asp
Local Maps: www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/ncrt_trail.html
Driving Directions: Directions to Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (NCR)

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