Savage Historic Mill Trail

Savage-Guilford, Maryland

Elevation Gain141ft
Trailhead Elevation167ft
Elevation Min/Max165/208ft
Elevation Start/End167/167ft

Savage Historic Mill Trail

Savage Historic Mill Trail is a hiking trail in Savage-Guilford, Maryland. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 167 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 141 feet.

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Hiking Maryland & Delaware (Falcon Guides)
David Edwin Lillard
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"A quiet stream valley walk along the Little Patuxent River, with an upland return on a rail-trail. Anyone living within quick access of I –95 in the Baltimore –Washington Corridor can be out the door and on the trail in less than thirty minutes to enjoy a quiet stroll along the Little Patuxent River. There is not a lot to describe in this hike because it is, after all, a short jaunt through a suburban wood. Still, it is a splendid walk for a late afternoon when you have the desire for a woodland hike but not the time to get away. Special considerations: The rail-trail that pro- vides the return loop is part of a planned path to Elkhorn Lake."

Savage Historic Mill Trail Trip Reports

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The trails are very well manicured and well blazed. The only criticism I have is that the directions are incorrect or simply outdated in at least four places on the hike. However, it is easy enough to remedy using the map in the kiosk at the trailhead or taking the Topo map with you, so just a heads up. It is hard to believe that you are near the city on this hike as you hear the babbling streams almost the entire hike. I lead groups of hikers on an average of 9 hikes every week so I am pretty hard to please so I am speaking from a lot of experience when I say that this hike is very good and probably an enjoyable hike for almost everyone. There was not a lot of traffic on the trail which was a plus! Even a newbie to hiking will be able to follow these mulched trails and the blazed on the trees were very fresh the day I hiked this in May of 2008. The water was running high and I think the rapids would have wilder if it had not recently rained and covered up a lot of the exposed rocks in the rivers. This hike has a "mall" that was converted from an old school which is worth a visit after your hike. There is a fantastic Irish Pub there and the building is very historical and rich with information on the area. I also enjoyed fantastic fishing in the two rivers that you hike along on this trek.
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