Number Nine Trolley Trail

Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Number Nine Trolley Trail

Number Nine Trolley Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This quiet, rustic trail along an old trolley route leads into a stream-crossed valley, far from the bustle of Ellicott City. The valley attracts all kinds of bird migrants. Winter snowfall makes it a fleecy wonderland. Surface: Asphalt, with a short segment of boardwalk.

Right away you enter the impressive cut through a 100-foot rock ravine, hand-carved to make way for the trolley tracks. A boardwalk leads into a splendid, stream-crossed valley, seemingly a world away. Upon the opening of the trolley, this same sylvan enclave was described in the November 2, 1895, issue of Argus: “The beautiful Cooper Branch Valley . . . abounds with superb natural scenery, and is bounded on each side by dense forests.”"

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Ellicott City
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Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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Open year round
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Howard County Tourism Council
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Oct 2018