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    Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

    B & A Trail, Maryland
    Distance13.3mi
    Elevation Gain874ft
    Trailhead Elevation107ft
    Top128ft
    Elevation Min/Max19/128ft
    Elevation Start/End107/107ft

    Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

    Baltimore and Annapolis Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is within B & A Trail. It is 13.3 miles long and begins at 107 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 26.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 874 feet. Glen Burnie Parking Facility and other parkings can be seen along the trail. There are also a water, a wood, and a parking along the trail. This trail connects with the following: John Overstreet Connector.

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    Glen Burnie, MD
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    8/1/2008
    Decent taste of nature within the urban jungle. Basically small asphalt over old railroad tracks. Good road biking with places to stop for ice cream along the way.
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    Bel Air, MD
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    9/23/2007
    We started our bike ride at Marley Station Mall and headed south. After about 3 miles of town views the trail started to look scenic and serene. The trail is fairly easy with paved road and no long ascents. There are many places to stop and grab a bite to eat or just refresh your water supply.
    On the ride back we went north past the mall to get to the beginning of the trail but we soon turned back. North of the mall is a conjested city with many busy street crossing and is far less scenic then the southern part of the trail.
    Over all it is a ride I would take again.
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    Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Professional Guides

    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    Evan Balkan
    "The B&A Trail serves as Anne Arundel’s linear island in the most congested part of the county. This park provides a haven for bikers, strollers, and hikers. The B&A Trail, a rails-to-trails park that is part of the East Coast Greenway, follows the old Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad from Glen Burnie in the north (not quite Baltimore) to Annapolis in the south. The 115-acre park runs as a 10-foot-wide paved path that follows a more or less straight line along Ritchie Highway and the more twisty Baltimore- Annapolis Boulevard to MD 50 heading into Annapolis. It’s interesting to note that the boulevard and the highway, built to accommodate the increased automobile traffic, hastened the end of the short line railroad. Nowadays, Baltimore- Annapolis Boulevard has been increasingly displaced by Interstate 97, the Baltimore–Annapolis Expressway, built to connect Maryland’s capital with its largest city. So the railroad corridor, once rendered obsolete, has now become popular again, despite the presence of the boulevard, the highway, and the interstate." Read more

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