Rockburn Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Howard County, Maryland. It is within Rockburn Branch Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 297 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 148 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings.
Rockburn Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Rockburn Branch Park area is an excellent place to introduce people to mountain biking. Its rolling trails allow the novice to intermediate cyclist a chance to focus more on developing skills rather than trying to make it up the next climb. Don't let this fool you though. Rockburn is also a great place for the advanced cyclist to enjoy Howard County's great outdoors. And its proximity to Patapsco Valley State Park makes it a great addition to any ride. If you want to pack on the miles, you should definitely combine Rockburn's picturesque loop with the trails of the Avalon area. Trail Surface: Mostly doubletrack, some singletrack, and one small section of asphalt."
--Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez, Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area (Falcon Guides).
"A 450-acre park overshadowed by the monstrous nearby Patapsco Valley State Park, Rockburn Branch Park provides a wonderful place to spend the day with friends and family. Due to its proximity to adjacent Patapsco Valley State Park, Rockburn Branch Park often gets overlooked as a hiking destination, but lots of people take advantage of its lack of entrance fee and many amenities. The variety of available activities makes Rockburn an attractive place to pass the day.
Children can spend hours on the playground, toss balls around the fields, and also easily handle the hike described here. Folks who like disc golf will enjoy the course at Rockburn, which ranks as one of the finest in the area. My friend Doug and I hiked and then finished our day with a round on the course; the only casualty of the day was Doug’s Blue Crush driver disc, which was swallowed up by a towering pine tree."
--Evan Balkan, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore (Menasha Ridge Press).
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