Torrey C. Brown Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within BeeTree Preserve and Torrey C Brown Rail Trail. It is 19.9 miles long and begins at 248 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 39.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,879 feet. Near the trailhead there are trees and information boards. Torrey C Brown Trail Parking and another parking, the Monkton Station public building, and the Monkton Post Office (elevation 338 feet) and White Hall Post Office (elevation 354 feet) post offices can be seen along the trail. There are also a water, a wood, a pipeline, restrooms, and a basin along the trail.
Torrey C. Brown Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, completed in 1984, is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for more than 20 miles of flat travel on the crushed-stone surface, punctuated by a number of access points and an abundance of trees that provide refreshing shade on hot summer days."
--Various Authors, Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic (Wilderness Press).
"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."
--Heather Sanders Connellee, Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore (Falcon Guides).
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