Downs Memorial Park

Baltimore, Maryland

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Start and end this loop trail with expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay and Bodkin Creek inlet. A perimeter trail takes you on a paved, curvy path along a wooded corridor through forest and marshland. It’s a great way to start and end your hike on the Perimeter Trail in Downs Memorial Park. With 236 acres, the park has many facilities including bathrooms, water fountains, dog beach, fishing pier, play- ground, and picnic area. There are a total of 5 miles of paved hiking trails and a network of natural-surface interior trails. The trailhead for the Perimeter Trail is just behind the visitor center and off to the right.
Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore

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Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore

by Heather Sanders Connellee (Falcon Guides)

Start and end this loop trail with expansive views of the
Chesapeake Bay and Bodkin Creek inlet. A perimeter trail
takes you on a paved, curvy path along a wooded corridor
through forest and marshland. It’s a great way to start and
end your hike on the Perimeter Trail in Downs Memorial Park.

With 236 acres, the park has many facilities including bathrooms, water fountains, dog beach, fishing pier, play-
ground, and picnic area. There are a total of 5 miles of paved
hiking trails and a network of natural-surface interior trails. The trailhead for the Perimeter Trail is just behind the visitor center and off to the right.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baltimore
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.75 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena; (410) 222-6230, events line (410) 222-6239; www.aacounty.org/RecParks/downs
Local Maps: Trail maps available at entrance gatehouse, visitor center, and www.aacounty.org/RecParks/parks/downs/map.cfm
Driving Directions: Directions to Downs Memorial Park

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