Loch Raven Reservoir Merryman Trail

Timonium, Maryland 21093

Loch Raven Reservoir Merryman Trail

Loch Raven Reservoir: Merryman Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Arguably the prettiest trail in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed. Follow it to Merryman Point, where the reservoir spreads out in several directions.

From the parking area, you have several options to begin the hike—the trailhead farthest to the right leads to a narrow path that runs alongside the reservoir, the farthest to the left runs to a fire road, and the second to the left (the one I take) runs along a wide path but not before going along a narrower path, which will eventually afford nice views of the reservoir and give you the option of linking with the fire road. This, I find, is the most diverse and pleasant route."

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Heather Connellee
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"An unmarked out-and-back trail hugs the edge of the Loch Raven Reservoir for a majority of this trip. Highlights include old stone foundations, vast reservoir views, and a picturesque creek that pours over mossy boulders as it makes its way to the reservoir. Eat, hike, and be merry on Loch Raven Reservoir’s Merryman Trail! There are certainly many features to be happy about on this trail, which hugs the reservoir for most of the distance. From the parking lot, there is a trail on the far right and off to the left, but cut straight through the middle of the open grassy area in front of the parking lot to begin your hike. You might have to look for it since the area can get a bit overgrown. Some of the highlights include remains of old foundations, vast reservoir views, scenic creeks, and a resident eagle. This trail is very popular and you’ll see it reviewed in several other hiking guidebooks." Read more

Loch Raven Reservoir: Merryman Trail Reviews

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3/26/2011
Great views along the reservoir. Several nice elevation climbs. The nice part is that is feels very remote though it is surrounded with neighborhoods.
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5/29/2007
This area is great for biking. There are several single track loops coming off the fire road. The tracks vary in distance and skill level and the scenery is great. I'm a novice/intermediate biker and will be coming back here frequently.
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Trail Information

Timonium
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.8
Distance
260 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Towson
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Dec 2018