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About Biking Routes Below


Driving time, when given, is often expressed relative to Hanover, Maryland which is near Arundel Mills Mall, where the Baltimore Washington Parkway (highway 295) and route 100 meet.

I am not a serious bicyclist so many of these biking routes are ones that I have used to get from home to various places or from my kayak to my car after a day of paddling.


 
Amish 100
This is a somewhat flat 103 mile circuit route on southern Maryland roads. It is called Amish 100 because it goes by a lot of Amish land.
Location: Roughly between Leonardtown in Saint Marys County, Maryland almost to La Plata in Charles County, Maryland. Start and end at the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus on Saint Marys County ADC map 16 B3.
Date: April 24, 2016.
Directions: See Bikely - Amish 100. You may be asked "There's a new version of this page available. Would you like to switch to it now?" I suggest clicking the button that says "No, I'm happy where I am". I haven't had much luck with the new version.
Notes: Here's a map I put together that has the mileage in green, small road names added, and possible rest stops in red. And here's a cue sheet from the source that I put into a single page where you can see everything at once. Smaller font text in the cue sheet are my notes. I found the mileage to be dead on accurate. My notes, not as much. There is once or twice where I say to ride to the end of the road but that is not the case though it looked that way on the map at the time. I'm just too lazy to bother to update my notes. On the cue sheet, it mentions a rest stop around mile 56.65. We never found that. See my blog from April 24, 2016.



BWI Trail to B&A Trail Connector Route
This 1.1 mile connector route joins the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Trail with the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. It is mentioned in several websites but none seem to provide much detail.
Location: BWI Trail (west) end is at Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County ADC map 7 G3. B&A Trail (east) end is at Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County ADC map 7 J1
Date: February 3, 2008.
Directions: If you think of the BWI Trail as a clock, then the west end (BWI Trail side) of the connector route is at the 4:30 (1630) position. It is on the BWI Trail, 0.2 miles south of the Dorsey Road (route 176) and Aviation Boulevard (route 162) intersection in Glen Burnie. If you have a good map, you'll find it on the south side of Stewart Avenue, east of Newport Road and west of the bridge over highway 97.
You should be at a three way intersection though it may be hard to tell if the trail merges with the road. Regardless, there should be a sign nearby. Assuming you are at the right place, you have three options:
  • Head south to travel clockwise on the BWI Trail
  • Head northwest along Stewart Avenue away from highway 97 to head counterclockwise on the BWI Trail
  • Cross the bridge over highway 97 to travel east on Stewart Avenue along the connector route.
  • Assuming you have chosen option 3, you'll ride for about a tenth of a mile.
    Turn left (north) onto a trail just before reaching Old Stage Drive. Follow the trail for about 0.9 miles through Sawmill Creek Park. Eventually, you'll cross Central Avenue.
    Continue on the trail which should now run just south of Dorsey Road (route 176), heading east. Follow this direction for less than a tenth of a mile.
    The trail will bend to the southeast then within a tenth of a mile, it will run parallel to Greenway Street NW, heading southeast. At this point, you are on the B&A Trail.

    Notes: Just follow signs and stay on what seems like the main trail and you'll do just peachy. A great place to access the connector is Sawmill Creek Park, which is right near the northern terminus of the B&A Trail. And yes, there is a porta-john there. See my May 24, 2014 blog.



    BWI Trail to North Arundel Aquatics Center
    Do a little cross training by biking to the pool. Only 1.9 miles from the BWI Trail.
    Location: Start at BWI Trail at Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County ADC map 7 G3. End at Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County ADC map 7 H7
    Date: February 3, 2008.
    Directions: Start at the same place as described in BWI Trail to B&A Trail Connector Route.
    Cross the bridge over highway 97 to travel east on Stewart Avenue. Ride for about a tenth of a mile.
    Turn right (south) on Old Stage Drive. Follow for 0.3 miles.
    The road will veer to the left (east) and change names to Thelma Avenue. Follow for 0.4 miles.
    Make a hard right (southwest) onto Quarterfield Road (route 174). Follow for 0.3 miles.
    Turn left (southeast) onto Old Stage Road. Follow for 0.8 miles. Near the end, the road may change names to Crain Highway South. Note that this road runs east of the main Crain Highway South. According to satellite photos, this route should take you right to the driveway that leads to the North Arundel Aquatics Center at 7888 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, phone: 410-222-0090.

    Notes: The driveway will be on the right, just after the water tower. From the Villages of Dorchester, one can ride to the BWI Trail, then to the pool for a one way distance of 9.2-9.5 miles.



    Carriage Roads of Mount Desert Island, Maine
    See my July 27, 2009 trip report that includes an access point for the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine.



    Centreville to Southeast Creek
    This 10.2 mile ride isn't terribly scenic or interesting but if you want to do lots of paddling and just a little biking, then this is a good route.
    Date: May 9, 2009
    Directions: From Centreville Public Landing, bike northeast on Watson Road. Follow for 1 mile to Spaniard Neck Road.
    Continue northeast on Burrissville Road. Follow for 0.4 miles to mile 1.4.
    Turn right (east) on Purple Martin Road. Follow for 0.2 miles to end at mile 1.6.
    Turn left (north) on Church Hill Road (route 213). Follow for 6.2 miles to mile 7.8.
    Turn left (northwest) on Southeast Creek Road. Follow for 2.4 miles to end at mile 10.2. End at Southeast Creek.

    See my May 9, 2009 trip report for more information.



    Chestertown, Rock Hall, and Eastern Neck Island bike route
    From the High Street pier, ride northwest on High Street (route 20). This will change names to Chestertown Road but will remain route 20. Follow for 5 miles to Fairlee.
    At Fairlee Road, turn right (northwest). Follow for 0.2 miles.
    Turn right (northwest) on Parsons Road. Follow for 0.1 miles.
    Turn right on Fairlee Road (route 298) then make an immediate left to head northwest on Bayshore Road. Follow for 4 miles.
    Cross Tolchester Beach Road (route 21), continuing on Tolchester Road (route 445). This will change names to Main Street and Eastern Neck Road. Follow to end at the south side of Eastern Neck Island. Stop at the gate near Wickers Historic Site. Follow for 14.4 miles (6.1 miles to Rock Hall then 8.3 miles to Wickers Historic Site).
    There are restrooms about 0.8 miles south of the bridge onto the island.
    On the way back, check out Wildlife Trail on the east side of Eastern Neck Road about 0.3 miles south of Bogles Wharf Road.
    Also check out Duck Inn Trail about 0.1 miles east of Eastern Neck Road on the north side of Bogles Wharf Road.
    Check out the observation tower. A trail just south of the restrooms leads to it on the west side of the island.
    Just north of the restrooms on the east side of Eastern Neck Road is Boxes Point Trail which leads to Boxes Point.
    About 0.2 miles north of Boxes Point Trail on the west side of Eastern Neck Road is the Tundra Swan Boardwalk.
    From Wickers Historic Site on Eastern Neck Road, it is 2.4 miles to the bridge. It is another 5.9 miles to the middle of Rock Hall, where Main Street intersects Rock Hall Avenue (route 20).
    The short section of Main Street south of Rock Hall Avenue (route 20) and north of Sharp Street seems to be the popular side of town.
    One may be able to take the Rock Hall Trolley back to Chestertown. Not sure if they can carry bicycles. Note that the trolley only runs seasonally and there is word that in the near future, it may only pick up passengers when called.
    If not taking the trolley, head east on Rock Hall Avenue/Road on route 20. Follow for 5.3 miles.
    Turn right (east) on Ricauds Branch Road. Follow for 2.7 miles to Langford.
    Make a slight left on Broad Neck Road (route 446) then a hard right on Langford Road heading east. Follow to the end. 1.8 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Airy Hill Road/Pomona Road. Follow for 0.6 miles.
    Make a sharp right (south) on Lovers Lane. Follow to the end. 1 mile.
    Turn left (northeast) on Quaker Neck Road which turns into Cross Street but remains route 289. Follow 2.1 miles.
    Turn right (southeast) on High Street (route 20), and follow back to the High Street pier (0.2 miles).
    Total distance: 45.4 miles. If taking the trolley from Rock Hall to Chestertown, the total riding distance is about 31.7 miles. From Chestertown to Rock Hall, it is 15.4 miles.

    One can also bike from Rock Hall to Eastern Neck Island, bike all the roads on the island, and walk all the trails. Total biking distance is about 22 miles. Give yourself 6 hours for this scenic trip.



    Clyde Watson Boating area to Jackson's Landing in Patuxent River Park
    This 14 mile route is fairly hilly and overall uphill. It passes some scenic farmlands and a few wetlands. Traffic can be somewhat heavy so I don't recommend this route on the weekend or during commuting hours. There is little or no shoulder on most of the roads. One can bike this route as a means to get back to a vehicle after paddling 14 miles downstream.
    Date: March 27, 2009
    Directions: From Clyde Watson Boating Area (a.k.a. Magruders Ferry), leave the area by biking west on Magruders Ferry Road. Follow for 1.1 miles.
    Turn right (north) on Croom Road (route 382). Stay on Croom Road for 9.3 miles.
    Turn right (east) on Croom Airport Road. Some maps might show this as turning into Station Road. This is incorrect. Follow for 1.8 miles.
    Turn left on Park Entrance Road (look for sign) and follow for 1.4 miles to end, Jackson's Landing in Patuxent River Park.
    Notes: Consider a midway stop at Nottingham Country Store at 12300 Nottingham Road, the southeast corner of Nottingham Road and Croom Road (route 382). Their hours (as of March 2009) are Monday through Friday 0600-1500 and Saturday 0700-1500. Their sausage and egg sandwich is satisfying.



    Coveys Landing to Hillsboro then to Tuckahoe State Park (water trail start)
    This is an easy and flat 8.9 mile route that will take you from Coveys Landing to a small park and launch site at Hillsboro, then just downstream of the pond in Tuckahoe State Park. This is a great alternative to doing a car shuttle on a one-way scenic kayak trip.
    Date: May 1, 2011
    Directions: From the Coveys Landing boat ramp, bike 0.2 miles southwest to end.
    Turn right (northwest) to remain on Coveys Landing Road. Follow for 0.6 miles.
    At mile 0.8, turn right (north) on Lewistown Road. It will become route 303. Follow for 3.4 miles.
    At mile 4.2, veer left (east) onto Main Street (alternate route 404) in Hillsboro. Follow for 0.8 miles.
    At mile 5, turn left (north) onto Ridgely Road (route 480). Follow for 0.3 miles. It can be a bitch to get across Shore Highway (route 404). Just be patient.
    At mile 5.3, turn left (north) onto Eveland Road. Follow 3 miles to the end.
    At mile 8.3, turn left (west) onto Crouse Mill Road. Follow 0.6 miles to the lake (on your right) for a total of 8.9 miles.
    Notes: There is a restroom near the end on the east end of the lake near the playground. But it may be closed during the winter. Consider stopping at Adkins Arboretum near the end. For more information, see my May 1, 2011 trip report.



    Cross (and South) Island Trail
    This 6 mile trail takes one from the west side of Kent Island, to the east side, and across Kent Narrows. Unless you are with small children, this route just isn't enough by itself so consider exploring some other parts of the island or the peninsula between the island and the Wye River. That's exactly what I did on February 6, 2011. Another option is to also bike on the South Island Trail (aka Kent Island South Trail). See my August 2, 2014 blog. The Cross Island Trail runs east/west while the South Island Trail runs north/south. The two do not connect. The northern terminus of the South Island Trail is at Matapeake State Park. View a map showing both at Kent Island Trails.
    Date: May 31, 2014

    Trail head
    Location: Queen Anne's County ADC map paqe 16 H12
    Directions: From Annapolis, take highway 50 east across the Bay Bridge ($2.50 toll, eastbound only).
    After crossing the bridge, take the first exit (exit 37) to Route 8, Stevensville.
    At the top of the exit ramp, turn left (north) onto Route 8 at the light, crossing over Route 50.
    Turn left (northwest) at the next traffic light, onto Skipjack Parkway. This will take you into the Chesapeake Bay Business Park.
    The road will veer right then come to a tee.
    Turn left (northwest) onto Log Canoe Circle and follow for about 0.4 miles.
    Turn left (northwest) into the Terrapin Nature Area at 191 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, Maryland 21666.
    Notes: Porta-john available. The park has 2 miles of trails. The bike path starts near the porta-john. Make sure to be out of the park before they close or you may be fined. Parking for about 30+ vehicles.

    Main Street and Castle Marina Road parking lot at mile 2.5
    Location: Queen Anne's County ADC map paqe 23 C1
    Directions: From Annapolis, take highway 50 east across the Bay Bridge ($2.50 toll, eastbound only).
    Take exit 39B to Dominion Road (route 552), heading southbound.
    Turn right (east) on Main Street (route 18). The road will veer right and cross over highway 50. Follow for a total of 0.5 miles.
    After Piney Creek Road on the right but before Castle Marina Road, turn right into the parking lot.

    Notes: Parking for about 30+ vehicles. I think there is a porta-john there too.

    Bikely.com - Kent Island Loop: A 54.81 mile loop that incorporates the trail plus a lot more...unfortunately, measurements are in kilometers
    Cross Island Trail
    The Cross Island Trail - Kent Island



    Delaware and Lehigh (D&L), aka Delaware Canal Towpath
    As of 2017, this rail trail is a 60 mile long towpath that runs along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania from Easton, Pennsylvania to Bristol, Pennsylvania. The northern terminus is at 40.670475, -75.235446 in Easton, Pennsylvania off Hill Road and just east of Hugh Moore Park Road. This is shown on the New Jersey Delorme map page 28 M1. The southern terminus at Delaware Canal State Park, 603 Jefferson Ave, Bristol, PA 19007 on the New Jersey Delorme map page 47 23E just north of Rancocas State Park. Bristol is a charming town with friendly people.

    Most of the trail parallels the Delaware and Raritan rail trail on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River between Frenchtown, New Jersey and Trenton, New Jersey. A good loop is to go up on one side and down on the other. One can cross from one side to the other at the Calhoun Street Bridge in Trenton.

    From Morrisville, Pennsylvania to the Easton terminus is 53 miles.

    What does this trail pass by?
         Dogwood Haven Campground which is just slightly opposite the northern terminus of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail
         Durham Aqueduct and Lock 21
         Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary in Easton, Pennsylvania

    See my April 16, 2017 blog where Norma and I biked from Morrisville to Bristol. This is a 25 mile round trip. For this, consider getting a bite to eat at Cafe Chorba in Morrisville and parking in their big strip mall parking lot.

    For more information, check out
         Trail sign map - Trenton at south end
         Trail sign map - Delaware River
         Wikipedia - Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division)
         USA Today - Cycling Along the Delaware Canal
         TrailLink - D&L Trail, Delaware Canal Towpath
         Pennsylvania DCNR - Delaware Canal State Park



    Delaware and Raritan Trail
    As of 2017, this is a 69.5 mile long rail trail that runs largely along the Raritan Canal from Frenchtown, New Jersey to New Brunswick, New Jersey. It is sometimes referred to as the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. The west terminus looks like it is accessible by some unnamed road just southeast of Exoticars, 636 Frenchtown Rd, Milford, NJ 08848 on the New Jersey Delorme map page 34 F10. The east terminus is at Landing Lane Bridge near George Street in New Brunswick, NJ at 40.508172, -74.462527 on the Raritan River (see New Jersey Delorme map page 37 I19).

    Most of the trail parallels the Delaware and Lehigh canal towpath on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River between Frenchtown, New Jersey and Trenton, New Jersey. A good loop is to go up on one side and down on the other. One can cross from one side to the other at the Calhoun Street Bridge in Trenton.

    From the New Brunswick terminus to the Delaware River in Trenton is about 31 miles. I don't believe there is camping anywhere near the trail here.

    Parking for trail access at
         733-775 Mapleton Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
         Just west of 104 Washington Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
         For overnight parking at the eastern terminus, consider Johnson Park. There were no gates and I didn't see any signs stating no overnight parking. There are porta-johns here.

    This trail passes by
         New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry - Washington Crossing State Park: Camping is available here. See New Jersey Delorme mpa page 41 G23.
         Bulls's Island Recreational Area: As of 2017, the website indicates camping areas are closed. This place is near Raven Rock on the New Jersey Delorme map page 40 A12 but it is not labeled as "Bull's Island."
         John W. Flemer Preserve: Contains Kingston Branch Loop Trail.

    For more information, see my New Jersey, April 2017 blog. Also check out
         Trail sign map - Trenton at south end
         Trail sign map - Delaware River
         TrailLink - Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail
         TrailLink - Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail - Itinerary
         New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry - Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
         #32 in The 50 Best Bike Trails in America - Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
         Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
         D&R Canal Towpath Ride - A Tour Guide for Cyclists
         Wikipedia - Delaware and Raritan Canal
         HikingGuy - Delaware Canal State Park Towpath Hike



    Easton, Oxford, and Saint Michaels
    This 30 mile, semi-circuit route is one I learned from Tom and Christine of the Maryland Outdoor Club. They led a group of about 16 people, including me, on June 9, 2007. See Taylors Island, 2007 for more details.
    Location of start: Talbot County ADC map 14 C8.
    Directions to start: From the Baltimore Beltway (highway 695), take highway 97 south to highway 50 east.
    Cross over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  Pay $2.50 toll one way only.  On the eastern shore, highway 50 will split into highway 50 and highway 301.  Stay on highway 50.
    Take the exit (to the right) for Easton Parkway (route 322) just after mile marker 63. There will be various stores in this area. Since there is no restroom at the start, you may want to stop at a fast food restaurant or gas station.
    Go to the 6th traffic light, Oxford/Peach Blossom Road (route 333), and turn left onto Peach Blossom Road.
    Take the first right onto Hayward Avenue. Park along the first block of Hayward Avenue.


    First leg of route, Easton to Oxford, about 9 miles: Proceed on Peach Blossom/Oxford Road (route 333) heading southwest for 9 miles.
    Wait at the ferry landing for the group.

    Notes: Take the Oxford Bellevue Ferry across the Tred Avon River. This ferry runs daily 0900 to sunset with extended hours June 1 through August 15 on Fridays and Saturdays. During this time, the last trip leaves Oxford at 2030 and Bellevue at 2045. The ferry is closed November 26 to March 29. For more information, call 410-745-9023 or see Oxford Bellevue Ferry. As of June 2007, bicycles must pay $3 for a one way trip or $5 for a round trip. If biking this route, only a one way trip will be needed. There is a porta-john at both ends of the ferry.

    Second leg of route, Oxford to Saint Michaels, about 9 miles: Proceed on Bellevue Road from the ferry to the town of Royal Oak, 3.2 miles, generally traveling north.
    At the stop sign, turn left (west) onto Royal Oak Road (route 329). Bike for one mile.
    Wait for the group at the next stop sign, Saint Michaels Road (route 33).
    Turn left (northwest) onto Saint Michaels Road (route 33) and ride for 3 miles into the heart of Saint Michaels.

    Notes: Lock up bikes at the bike rack at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Eat lunch or if you have lots of time, check out the museum. For a list of restaurants, see Saint Michaels Restaurant Reviews.

    Third leg of route, Saint Michaels to Easton, about 12 miles: Head southeast on Saint Michaels Road (route 33) for 3 miles.
    Turn right (southeast) onto Royal Oak Road (route 329). Do NOT go back to the ferry. Follow for 3 miles.
    Turn right (northeast) onto Saint Michaels Road (route 33). Bike for 4 miles.
    At the second traffic light, turn right (south by southwest) onto Easton Parkway (route 322). Pedal for 1.4 miles.
    Turn left (northeast) onto Peach Blossom Road (route 333). Follow for 0.1 miles.
    Turn right (south) on Hayward Avenue to return to the cars.




    Gambrills Loop - Short
    Location: Anne Arundel County ADC map 13 D11
    Date: February 7, 2009
    This 20 mile route takes one on some of the nice rural farmland roads in Gambrills, Crofton, Crownsville, and Millersville. See how many different types of animals you see. Perhaps a goat, horse, or cow? There is no restroom at the start but there are convenience stores on or near Generals Highway (route 178).
    Directions: From the Late Harvest Drive and Saint Stephens Church Road intersection in the Canter Farms section of Gambrills, bike southeast on Saint Stephens Church Road.
    After 0.7 miles, Saint Stephens Church Road veers to the right. Pass big homes and open fields.
    At mile 4.8, turn left (east) on Defense Highway (route 450). Cross over the Bacon Ridge Branch of the South River.
    At mile 7.2, turn left (north) on Crownsville Road. Pass the Maryland Renaissance Festival on your right. A little later, pass the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.
    At mile 10.2, veer left on Fairfield Loop and follow to the end at Generals Highway (route 178).
    At mile 11, turn left (north) on route 178. This is the busiest road of the ride but you'll only stay on it for 0.2 miles.
    At mile 11.2, turn right (east) on Herald Harbour Road. Look for the Severn River in the distance once you descend from the top of the hill.
    At mile 12.5, this road bends to the left (north). Continue to remain on Herald Harbour Road. If you continue straight, you'll end up at Smith's Marina, a nice place to launch a kayak on the Severn River.
    At mile 12.8, veer left (west) on Old Herald Harbour Road. Follow to the end. Or, if you are hungry, continue straight for about 550 meters to get to Herald Harbor Hideaway.
    At mile 14.8, turn left (west) on Sunrise Beach Road.
    At mile 15.5, you'll return to Generals Highway (route 178).
    Continue straight through route 178 to Baltimore Hill Road, a tough climb.
    At mile 15.7, turn right (west) on Waterbury Road.
    At mile 17, veer left (west) on Millersville Road.
    At mile 17.8, turn left (south) on Cecil Avenue. Look for polled hereford cows on your right. Continue to end.
    At mile 19, turn right (west) on Severn Chapel Road.
    At mile 19.3, veer right onto Saint Stephens Church Road.
    At mile 20, turn left (south) on Late Harvest Drive and look for your car.

    Gambrills Loop - Long
    Location: Anne Arundel County ADC map 13 D11
    Date: March 11, 2012
    This 32.5 mile route takes one on some of the nice rural farmland roads in Gambrills, Crofton, Crownsville, Millersville, and Severn. There is no restroom at the start but there are convenience stores on or near Generals Highway (route 178).
    Directions: From the Late Harvest Drive and Saint Stephens Church Road intersection in the Canter Farms section of Gambrills, bike southeast on Saint Stephens Church Road.
    After 0.7 miles, Saint Stephens Church Road veers to the right. Pass big homes and open fields.
    At mile 4.8, turn left (east) on Defense Highway (route 450). Cross over the Bacon Ridge Branch of the South River.
    At mile 7.2, turn left (north) on Crownsville Road. Pass the Maryland Renaissance Festival on your right. A little later, pass the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds also on your right. Directly across from the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds is the Chrysalis House.
    At mile 10.2, veer left on Fairfield Loop and follow to the end at Generals Highway (route 178).
    At mile 11, turn left (north) on Generals Highway (route 178). This is a busy road.
    At mile 11.2, turn right (east) on Herald Harbour Road. Look for the Severn River in the distance once you descend from the top of the hill.
    At mile 12.5, this road bends to the left (north). Continue to remain on Herald Harbour Road. If you continue straight, you'll end up at Smith's Marina, a nice place to launch a kayak on the Severn River.
    At mile 12.8, veer left (west) on Old Herald Harbour Road. Follow to the end. Or, if you are hungry, continue straight for about 550 meters to get to Herald Harbor Hideaway.
    At mile 14.8, turn left (west) on Sunrise Beach Road.
    At mile 15.5, you'll return to Generals Highway (route 178).
    Continue straight through route 178 to Baltimore Hill Road, a tough climb.
    At mile 15.7, turn right (west) on Waterbury Road.
    At mile 17, veer right (northeast) on Millersville Road.
    At mile 17.4, turn left (northwest) on Generals Highway (route 178). This is still a busy road but there are no other options to get where we want.
    At mile 18.2, turn left (southwest) on Veterans Highway.
    At mile 18.3, turn right (northwest) to cross over/under highway 97 on a road whose name I don't know. There will be a sign for a campground.
    At mile 18.4, turn left (southwest) on Jabez Run (route 3).
    At mile 18.5, turn right onto Hog Farm Road. Hog Farm Road will change names to Preakness Drive.
    At mile 20, turn right (north) on Gambrills Road.
    At mile 21.5, turn left (west) on New Cut Road.
    At mile 22.7, turn left (south) on Constant Avenue. Follow to end.
    At mile 23.5, turn left (south) on Burns Crossing Road.
    At mile 23.9, turn left (east) on Dicas Mill Road. Follow to end.
    At mile 26.7, turn left (north) on Najoles Drive.
    At mile 27.5, turn right (east) on Benfield Boulevard.
    At mile 27.9, turn right (south) on Veterans Highway.
    At mile 29.2, turn left (southeast) on Generals Highway (route 178).
    At mile 29.9, turn left (southwest) on Millersville Road.
    At mile 30.3, veer right (west) to remain on Millersville Road.
    At mile 31, turn left (south) on Cecil Avenue. Look for polled hereford cows on your right. Continue to end.
    At mile 31.7, turn right (west) on Severn Chapel Road.
    At mile 32, veer right onto Saint Stephens Church Road.
    At mile 32.5, turn left (south) on Late Harvest Drive and look for your car.



    Gwynn Falls Trail
    Date: November 21, 2010
    There are many places to access the Gwynn Falls Trail. I list only a few. For a complete listing, see Gwynn Falls Trail.

    The eastern half of the trail is largely through urban areas. You'll ride through industrial sections of the city along with the nice Federal Hill section just south of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. If you're there on any day except Sunday, you might want to try and catch a bite to eat at the numerous small restaurants in Federal Hill. There are still some open on Sunday, but not as many.

    Most of the trail has signs. Many are the generic looking green "bike lane" signs while others read "Gwynn Falls Trail." If you stick to these signs and carry an enlarged copy of the Gwynn Falls Trail Map on page 2, you should be fine. Better yet, bring a Baltimore ADC map. You may be able to find a hardcopy high resolution map of the trail at one of the various kiosks but frequently, they are out.

    The southern and easternmost endpoint is Broening Park. See Baltimore County ADC map 43 B6. If you live in Anne Arundel County, this is likely where you'll want to start. It is right off the Baltimore Washington Parkway (highway 295) at the southern end of Baltimore County. Park between the boat ramp and the hospital in the car sized spaces. Leave the long spaces for the vehicles with boat trailers. Unfortunately, there is no restroom but there is a porta-john at the Baltimore Rowing Club which is within the first half mile.

    If you live in Howard County, you may want to start at Carroll Park Golf Course. See Baltimore County ADC map 42 G3. From Columbia, take highway 95 north to exit 51 (Washington Boulevard). At Washington Boulevard, make a left at the bottom of the ramp and go under the bridge. At the end of the island (on your left), make a left turn between the two stone pillars. This spot is midway on the trail. If you want an urban ride, head east. If you want a wooded ride, head west. There are about 22 spaces to park that are right next to the trail. The trail map shows a restroom at the golf course club house though it might be a little bold to use if you're not a customer.

    The official trailhead is at the westernmost end. This is the park and ride where highway 70 ends at its easternmost terminus. See Baltimore County ADC map 33 H11. No restrooms here according to the trail map, there is one at Leakin Park. There are also some small foot trails that might be worth exploring so bring a lock and chain so you can leave your bike secured to a tree when you want to explore.



    For Tour Dem Parks Hon, 2012 routes that start and end at
         Carroll Park
         1500 Washington Boulevard
         Baltimore, Maryland 21230
    that include sections on the Gwynn Falls Trail and Jones Falls Trail, check out
         Tour Dem Parks Hon 2012 map 1
         Tour Dem Parks Hon 2012 map 2
         33.5 mile route, cue sheet 1
         33.5 mile route, cue sheet 2
         24.5 mile route, cue sheet 1
         24.5 mile route, cue sheet 2
    Directions to Carroll Park from south of Baltimore:
    Take highway 95 north to exit 51.
    At the end of the ramp, turn left (northeast). Follow for 0.4 miles to the park entrance at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street (route 3).

    Notes: 22 minutes from Savage. For more information, see my June 10, 2012 blog.



    Hanover to BWI Trail
    Location: Anne Arundel County ADC map 1 K12
    Date: January 27, 2008
    This 3.1-3.4 mile route takes one on some back roads from the Villages of Dorchester to the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Trail.
    Directions: From where Dorchester Boulevard and Wright Road meet, head northeast on Wright Road for 0.4 miles to end.
    Turn right (east) on Dorsey Road (route 176). Follow for 0.6 miles.

    Option A (faster)
    Turn left (northeast) onto New Ridge Road (route 713). Follow for 1.6 miles to the end.
    Turn right (east) onto Stoney Run Road. Follow for 0.5 miles to the east end.

    Option B (more scenic)
    Turn left (northeast) onto New Ridge Road (route 713). Follow for 0.2 miles.
    Take the first left onto Ridge Road heading north. Follow for 1.2 miles.
    Turn right (east) onto Stoney Run Road. In about 0.2 miles, the main road veers to the right. Do not continue on the smaller road which heads straight. Follow for 0.8 miles to the east end.


    Notes: The bike trail picks up near the Stoney Run Road and Aviation Boulevard (route 170) intersection. If heading north (counterclockwise), catch the trail on the north side of Stoney Run Road just after (east side) of the bridge over Aviation Boulevard. If heading south (clockwise), continue to the east end. The road will turn to the right (south). The trail will pick up just after the bend.



    Hanover to Dorsey MARC
    This 2.2 mile route takes one on some back roads from the Villages of Dorchester to the Dorsey Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) station.
    Location: Anne Arundel County ADC map 1 B12
    Date: January 26, 2008
    Directions: From where Dorchester Boulevard and Wright Road meet, head southwest on Wright Road for 0.2 miles.
    Turn right (northwest) to cross over the Baltimore Washington Parkway (highway 295). On some maps, this bridge may be called Blobs Road; on other maps, it is just a continuation of Wright Road. Follow for a tenth of a mile to the end.
    Turn right (north) on Race Road. Follow for a half mile.
    At the Faulkner Road/Race Road split, veer left onto Faulkner Road. Follow for a tenth of a mile.
    Turn left (northwest) onto Dorsey Road (route 103). Follow for a mile.
    Turn right (northeast) onto Douglas Legum Drive. Follow for a tenth of a mile to the end.
    Turn right (southeast) onto Deerpath Road. Follow for about 0.15 miles. Cross through the trees on the left to access the paved area to the north. This is the Dorsey MARC parking lot.
    Notes: One cannot get to the MARC via auto on this route. There are bicycle racks near the station.



    Hanover to NBP
    This ~6 mile route takes one on some back roads from the Villages of Dorchester to the National Business Parkway (NBP) area, a place that employs a large number of people in Anne Arundel county.
    Location: Anne Arundel County ADC map 5 H9
    Date: April 26, 2008
    Directions: From where Dorchester Boulevard and Wright Road meet, head southwest on Wright Road for 0.2 miles.
    Turn right (northwest) to cross over the Baltimore Washington Parkway (highway 295). On some maps, this bridge may be called Blobs Road; on other maps, it is just a continuation of Wright Road. Follow for a tenth of a mile to the end.
    Turn left (south) on Race Road. Follow for 1.9 miles to end. This is the hilliest part of the route but it is also rather scenic.
    Turn right (west) on Jessup Road (route 175). Follow for 0.3 miles. This is the busiest part of the route. On the return trip, turning from route 175 to Race Road may take a very long time due to heavy traffic. At least there is a wide shoulder for riding.
    Turn left (south) on Brock Bridge Road. Follow for 2 miles to the end. Oftentimes, there is no shoulder on this road. You'll pass by some prisons and a junkyard where the smell can be really bad on a hot day.
    Turn left (east) on Guilford Road. Follow for a half mile, passing through one roundabout.
    Guilford road will veer left, turning into National Business Parkway.
    Notes: The exact distance will vary considerably depending on which building is your destination. For me, it is about 6 miles and takes about 55 minutes to get to my building and get showered up. Keep in mind that I ride an old, slow mountain bike.

    It is claimed that once development in Arundel Preserve is near completion, Milestone Parkway (an extension of Dorchester Boulevard to the south) will merge with Clark Road. This could serve as an alternate route to get to route 175 from the Villages of Dorchester.



    Hanover to Patapsco Valley State Park yo-yo ride
    Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, Anne Arundel County ADC map 1 E3
    Date: March 25, 2008
    Directions: From where Dorchester Boulevard and Wright Road meet, head northeast on Wright Road for 0.4 miles to end.
    Turn right (east) on Dorsey Road (route 176). Follow for 0.6 miles.
    Turn left (northeast) onto New Ridge Road (route 713). Follow for 0.2 miles.
    Take the first left onto Ridge Road heading north. Follow for 3.5 miles. This eventually becomes a nice tree-lined road that passes through the park. Unfortunately, it is also a narrow road with no shoulder.
    Ridge Road technically ends at Furnace Avenue though it really feels like the two merge. At the Furnace Avenue split, veer left, crossing over the Deep Run Bridge. Follow Furnace Avenue for 1 mile to the end. You will pass the Elkridge Furnace Inn on the right.
    Turn left (southwest) on Main Street and ride through part of Historic Elkridge. Follow for 0.15 miles.
    Make the first right (northwest) on Levering Avenue. Follow for 0.1 miles.
    Turn right (east) on Baltimore Washington Boulevard (route 1). This is a very busy road. Follow for 0.25 miles, crossing Patapsco River.
    Turn left (west) on South Street. Follow for 0.1 miles.
    Make the first left on Park Entrance Road, entering the scenic Patapsco Valley State Park. Follow for 1.2 miles, passing under the Thomas Viaduct.
    Turn left (southwest) on Gun Road, crossing over the Patapsco River. Follow to end, 0.1 miles. This will put you in the Avalon Area of the park. There are restrooms nearby.
    Turn left (east) on River Road. Follow for 0.8 miles.
    The road will split with Levering Avenue on the left and Lawyers Hill Road on the right. There probably won't be any sign for Lawyer's Hill Road but it is an obvious incline just before the highway 895 bridge. Take Lawyers Hill Road for 1.5 miles, riding southwest. This will be the most challenging part of the ride though it will also be scenic.
    Turn left (east) on Montgomery Road. This is a busy road with a huge shoulder on the south side of the road, at least for awhile. Follow for 0.6 miles, once again crossing the busy route 1. Follow to end.
    Turn left (northeast) on Old Washington Road. Follow for 0.15 miles. This is a busy road with no shoulder.
    Turn right (south) on Hanover Road. This starts out as a fairly busy road with no shoulder but after crossing Hi Tech Road (1.2 miles), the traffic lightens out and it becomes more scenic. Follow for 2 miles to the end.
    Turn right (south) on Ridge Road. Follow for 1.4 miles to New Ridge Road (route 713).
    Turn right (southwest) on New Ridge Road (route 713). Follow for 0.2 miles.
    Turn right (northwest) on Dorsey Road (route 176). Follow for 0.6 miles.
    Turn left (southwest) on Wright Road. Follow for 0.4 miles back to Dorchester Boulevard.

    Notes: This 15.25 mile route takes one on some back roads from the Villages of Dorchester to Patapsco Valley State Park. When in the park, consider hiking on one of the many trails.

    Hanover to Patapsco Valley State Park loop
    Also known as the Hanover, Elkridge, Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon Area, and Jessup ride. Note that while I have listed mileages below, these are just bad approximations and I am too lazy to figure out why it is incorrect and make the changes.
    Location: Dorsey Road and Coca-Cola Drive in Hanover. Anne Arundel County ADC map 5055 B2
    Date: November 12, 2011
    Directions: Start at Dorsey Road and Coca-Cola Drive in Hanover.
    Mile 0: Head northeast on Coca-Cola Drive, crossing highway 100. Follow for a half mile into Elkridge.
    Mile 0.5: Turn right (southeast) on Park Circle Drive. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 0.7: Make the first left (northeast) on Race Road. Follow for 1.2 miles through woods to end.
    Mile 1.9: Turn left (west) on Hanover Road. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 2: Make the first right (northeast) on Race Road. Follow for 1.9 miles to end.
    Mile 3.9: Turn left (west) on Furnace Avenue. Follow 0.4 mile to end. Pass the historic Elkridge Furnace Inn on the right. You can refill your water bottle here.
    Mile 4.3: Turn left (southwest) on Main Street in Historic Elkridge. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 4.4: Make the first right (northwest) on Levering Avenue. Follow for 0.4 mile, crossing the busy route 1.
    Mile 4.8: Veer right to remain on River Road. Follow for 2.6 miles. The road will go from being a regular road to a paved trail and the condition will vary. Be careful of mud, wet leaves, and uneven concrete. This is the Avalon area of Patapsco State Park. There will be restrooms around mile 5.5.
    Mile 7.4: Cross the swinging bridge on the right (northeast). Walk bike across the Patapsco River. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 7.5: Turn right (southeast). Follow the paved trail then road for 1.8 miles. There will be restrooms on the right near mile 8.9.
    Mile 9.3: Veer right (south) onto Gun Road. There may not be a sign for this. Follow across Patapsco River for 0.1 mile to end.
    Mile 9.4: Turn left (east) on River Road. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 9.6: Turn right (south) on Lawyers Hill Road. Follow for 1.4 miles. This is the most challenging part of the ride due to a long, continuous incline.
    Mile 11: Turn right (west) on the busy Montgomery Road. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 11.1: Make the first left (south) on Bauman Drive. This will veer to the left (south) and change names to Ducketts Lane. Follow for 1.4 miles.
    Mile 12.5: Turn left (northeast) on Washington Boulevard (route 1). Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 12.6: Make the first right (east) on Loudon Avenue. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 12.8: Turn right (east) on Mound Street. Follow for 0.1 mile to end.
    Mile 12.9: Make the second right (south) on Anderson Avenue, then Railroad Avenue. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 13: Turn right (southeast) on Hanover Road. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 13.1: Make the first right (west) on Hi Tech Road. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 13.5: Make the first left (south) on Coca Cola Drive. Follow for 1 mile back into Hanover.
    End at mile 14.5.

    Optional part 2
    Mile 14.5: Turn right (northwest) on Dorsey Road. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 14.6: Turn left (southwest) on Forest Avenue. Look for the miniature horses. This will turn into Wigley Avenue. Follow for 2 miles into Jessup.
    Mile 16.6: Turn left (southeast) on Orchard Avenue. Follow for 0.6 mile to end.
    Mile 17.2: Turn left (northeast) on Race Road. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 17.4: Make the first left (northwest) on Hilltop Road. Follow for 0.4 mile.
    Mile 17.8: Veer left (north) onto Montevideo Road. Follow for 0.5 mile.
    Mile 18.3: Turn right (north) onto Forest Avenue. Follow for 1.5 miles to end in Hanover.
    Mile 19.8: Turn right (east) onto Dorsey Road. Follow for 0.1 mile back to start.
    End at mile 19.9.


    Notes: This ~20 mile route takes one on some back roads into Patapsco Valley State Park. When in the park, consider hiking on one of the many trails. For photos, see my November 12, 2011 blog.



    Indian Head Rail Trail
    This is very nice, well maintained, flat, and fairly new rail trail that gets quite a bit of use. Norma and I biked it on August 20, 2016. The western side is more open and sunny while the eastern side is more shaded. The western terminus is at Mattingly Avenue just a tenth of a mile south of Indian Head Highway (route 210). It is the last left you can make before entering the Navy base. Google Maps calls it Indian Head Rail Trail Portolet (38.596850, -77.167927).

    There are lots of nice water views of Mattawoman Creek and natural marsh land.

    After biking, consider eating at George's BBQ which as gotten very good reviews. The rail trail is located in Charles County with the west terminus about an hour and 15 minutes from Savage. If you've got some time after, check out Chapman State Park.

    For more information, see
  • Charles County - Indian Head Rail Trail
  • TrailLink - Indian Head Rail Trail
  • Facebook - Indian Head Rail Trail



  • Jones Falls Trail
    I have very limited experience with this trail. I'll write more after I ride it at least once more. In the meantime, check out the following links:
         Star Spangled Trails
         Jones Falls Trail - Green Map
         Chesapeake Bay Gateways
         Baltimore Recreation and Parks
         Tour Dem Parks Hon 2012 map and cue sheets
    For more information, see my June 10, 2012 blog.



    MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path
    Unexplored.



    MCTrail
    The Marion County or MCTrail is a 2.5 mile long trail which connects to a network of other rail trails in West Virginia and (eventually) Pennsylvania. The southernmost terminus is near where Winfield Street and Morgantown Avenue meet in Fairmont, West Virginia. There is no restroom at this point but there is after 2.5 miles at Prickett's Fort State Park which also has a chilled water fountain and soda machines. There is parking for about 8 vehicles. For more information, see my July 2, 2011 trip report.



    Mouth of Monocacy to Pinecliff Park
    The Frederick County 14 mile bike route from the Monocacy River (Mouth) to Pinecliff Park is a bit hilly but is particularly handy if you want to do some paddling but don't have a second vehicle to use for a shuttle.
    Directions: Bike east on Aqueduct Lane for which then turns into Mouth of Monocacy Road. Follow for 1.4 miles.
    Turn left (northwest) onto Dickerson Road (route 28). Cross over the Monocacy River. Follow for 1.8 miles.
    Make a right oblique (north) onto Park Mills Road. Follow to end. Follow for 7.4 miles.
    Make a left (northwest) onto Urbana Pike (route 355). Follow for 0.2 miles.
    Turn right (north) on Reels Mill Road. Follow to end; 0.8 miles.
    Turn right (east) on Ball Road then make an immediate left (north) onto Reels Mill Road. Follow for 1.8 miles.
    Make a left oblique (east) onto Reichs Ford Road. Follow for 0.3 miles.
    Turn right (north) onto Pinecliff Park Road to get to Pinecliff Park. Follow for 0.2 miles.




    Northern Patuxent River
    You won't see the Patuxent River on this route, but be assured that it is never far. This Anne Arundel County route will take you near the Governor Bridge Canoe Launch, Patuxent Wetlands Park (Hills Bridge), and Wootons Landing Natural Area. Consider a modification of this route if you want to do a bicycle shuttle after kayaking on the section of the Patuxent River between highway 50 and route 4.
    From Governor Bridge Road and Patuxent River Road,
    Mile 0: Head south on Patuxent River Road. Follow for 4.4 miles.
    Mile 4.4: Continue straight (east) on Harwood Road. Follow for 3.4 miles to the end.
    Mile 7.8: Turn right (south) on Solomons Island Road (route 2) and follow for a stone's throw.
    Mile 7.8: Turn left (east) on Old Solomons Island Road and follow 0.2 miles to the end.
    Mile 8: Cross back over route 2 and head west on Polling House Road. Follow 3.5 miles to the end.
    Mile 11.5: Turn right (west) on Bayard Road. Follow 1 mile.
    Mile 12.5: Turn left (south) on Sands Road. Follow 2.2 miles to Mount Zion Marlboro Road (route 408).
    Mile 14.7: Turn around, heading north on Sands Road. Follow 5.8 miles.
    Mile 20.5: Turn left (west) on Patuxent River Road/Harwood Road. Follow Patuxent River Road for 4.6 miles.
    Mile 25.1: Pass the start. Veer right (northwest) on Rossback Road. Follow for 2.3 miles.
    Mile 27.4: Turn left (northwest) on Rutland Road. Follow 1.3 miles to Defense Highway (route 450).
    Mile 28.7: Turn around, following Rutland Road southwest for 1.3 miles.
    Mile 30: Veer left (southeast) to remain on Rutland Road. Follow 1 mile.
    Mile 31: Turn left (south) on Davidsonville Road (route 424). Follow 0.1 mile.
    Mile 31.1: Turn left (west) on Governor Bridge Road. Follow 0.6 mile back to the start.
    Finish at mile 31.7.

    Notes: For a longer route, consider merging this with Gambrills Loop (short or long).



    Patuxent River Park to Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary Loop
    This 16.2 mile bicycle ride from Patuxent River Park to Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary is a loop that starts on the Critical Area Driving Tour (CADT), heads to the Wildlife Sanctuary, then returns on paved street roads.
    Directions: Depart from the Patuxent River Park Visitor Center (PG County ADC map 27 J11). Head southwest on Park Entrance Road. Follow for 1.4 miles.
    Follow to end then turn left (east) onto Croom Airport Road. Upon seeing a barn on your right, turn left (north), staying on the main road. The road will end at Selby Point boat launch. Follow for a total of 1.8 miles.
    Bike south along the CADT which runs over Mattaponi Creek to Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary. Be sure to bike the whole thing, including the loop. 4.0 miles.
    Stop at the Visitors Center for a bathroom break and to refill water bottles.
    Exit Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary on Merkle Road. 2.0 miles.
    Turn right (north) on Fenno Road. Follow for 0.6 miles.
    The road veers left (west) onto Saint Thomas Church Road. Follow for 2.0 miles.
    At Saint Thomas Church, turn right (northwest) onto Croom Road (route 382). Follow for 1.0 miles.
    Turn right (southeast) on Croom Airport Road. Follow for 2.0 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Park Entrance Road. Follow for 1.4 miles to return to the start.




    Patuxent River Park to Mount Calvert Historical Archaeological Park
    This 8 mile up and back (yo-yo) bicycle ride begins at the Patuxent River Park group campsite and heads to Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park.
    Location: Prince George's County ADC map 27 H9.
    Directions: From the Patuxent River Park group campsite, Prince George's County ADC map 34 J2, take Croom Airport Road west.
    At Duvall Road, veer right (north). There will be a split in the road. Bear left.
    At Mount Calvert Road, turn left (east) and follow to end.




    Phillips Landing to Records Pond
    Directions: From Phillips Landing, ride heading east on Phillips Landing Road (road 496).
    At mile 1.8, turn left (east) on Shell Bridge Road (road 496).
    At mile 1.9, turn right (east) on Portsville Road (road 492). The road will change names to West 6th Street.
    At mile 4.3, veer left on Townsend Street. Follow to end.
    At mile 4.4, turn left (north) on Market Street which will change names to Laurel Road (route 24).
    At mile 5.2, turn left (north) on Sussex Highway (road 2, route 13). This is the really busy section.
    At mile 5.4, turn right (east) into the Records Pond Boat Launch.

    See my May 17, 2009 trip report.



    Pinecliff Park to Devilbiss Bridge
    This Frederick County 12 mile bicycle ride from Pinecliff Park to Devilbiss Bridge is one that came in especially handy for me on April 27, 2008. It is a fairly flat route that passes through an artsy part of Frederick, past some really beautiful trees, and through farmland.
    Directions: From Pinecliff Park, turn right (northwest) on Reichs Ford Road. Follow for 1.6 miles.
    Take the first right (east) after passing under the highway 70 bridge. This is Monocacy Boulevard. Follow for 0.4 miles.
    Turn left (northwest) on Patrick Street (route 144). Follow for one mile.
    Turn right (north) on East Street. Follow for 1.5 miles. This will take you through the nice, artsy section of Frederick.
    Turn right (northeast) on Market Street (route 355). This will change names to Liberty Road (route 26) and Woodsboro Pike (route 194). Just after crossing the Monocacy River, route 26 will veer to the right with the main road (route 194) veering to the left. Stay on route 194. Follow routes 355, 26, and 194 for a total of 3.2 miles.
    Turn left (west) on Fountain Rock Road. This will turn to the right (north). Follow for 1.4 mile to the end. This starts the very scenic part of the ride, full of farmland.
    Turn right (east) on Biggs Ford Road. Follow for 0.1 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Dublin Road. Follow for 1.6 miles.
    Turn left (west) on Devilbiss Bridge Road. Follow for 0.6 miles then turn right and head downhill to the launch site.

    Notes: Continuing north on Dublin Road (instead of turning left onto Devilbiss Bridge Road) will take one through more scenic farmland. One may want to consider this if doing the 20 mile downstream paddle from Creagerstown to Pinecliff Park.



    Pine Creek Rail Trail
    For information about the 62-mile long Pine Creek Rail Trail which passes through the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, see Pine Creek Rail Trail and Pine Creek Gorge.



    Quaker Neck Landing to Shadding Reach
    18.8 miles in Kent County, Maryland from Quaker Neck Landing to Shadding Reach.
    Directions: Bike north on Quaker Neck Landing Road for 2 miles.
    Turn right (northeast) on Quaker Neck Road (route 289). Follow for a quarter mile to mile 2.25.
    At the intersection, turn left (north) on Pomona Road). It will change names to Airy Hill Road. Follow for 3.75 miles to the end, mile 6. Up to here, things are pretty scenic.
    Turn right (northeast) on Chestertown Road (route 20). This will change names to High Street. Follow for 0.8 miles into Chestertown, mile 6.8.
    Turn left (east) onto Morgnec Road (route 291). The road will change names to River Road. Follow for 11 miles to mile 17.8. This part is fairly boring but at least there is a nice big shoulder on the road to make bicycling with traffic safe.
    Turn right (southeast) at Shadding Reach Road. Follow one mile to Shadding Reach, mile 18.8.



    Records Pond to Trap Pond
    Directions: From Records Pond, bike south on Sussex Highway (road 2, route 13).
    At mile 0.6, turn left (southeast) on Trussum Pond Road (road 462). Follow to end.
    At mile 3, turn left (east) on Wootten Road (road 72).
    At mile 3.2, veer left (east) on Trap Pond Road (road 449). Note that the first edition Sussex County ADC map will show this as Pepper Pond Road which is incorrect.
    At mile 4.6, turn left into the Trap Pond Boat Launch.

    See my May 16, 2009 trip report.



    River Bottom Park to Route 494 Bridge
    About 11 miles from River Bottom Park to Route 494.
    Directions: Exit River Bottom Park by heading east on River Park Drive. Some maps may show this as West Salisbury Street. Follow for a tenth of a mile.
    Make a hard left (northwest) on North Commerce Street. Follow to the end to mile 0.2.
    Turn right (north) on Potomac Street (route 11). If you need to use the restroom, turn left at mile 0.3 into Cushwa Basin. Otherwise, turn right, following Potomac Street to mile 0.6.
    Turn left (north) on Greencastle Pike (route 63). This may be called Williamsport Pike on some maps. Follow to mile 1.75.
    Turn left (west) on Elliott Parkway. Follow to end at mile 1.8. Note that the Washington County ADC map 5th edition will show a way to get to this point with less biking on route 63 but this is incorrect.
    Turn right (north) on Kemps Mill Road. Cross a single lane bridge. At mile 5.5, the road will split. Turn left to remain on Kemps Mill Road and follow to the end at mile 5.8.
    Turn right (north) on Cedar Ridge Road. Follow to mile 6.3 at National Pike (route 40).
    Continue straight through on Rockdale Road. Beware of cars as the road narrows for awhile. There is some scenic farmland in this area. Follow to mile 10.1.
    Turn right on Fairview Road (route 494). Make sure not to make the harder right onto Gossard Mill Road. Follow to mile 10.5 at Route 494.

    See my trip report from June 6, 2009 for more information.



    Savage to Rocky Gorge - short loop
    As of 2012, this is the route I most often do, sometimes in reverse. It is a good training route close to home though I don't recommend riding it during rush hour.
    Directions: Mile 0: Start at Bollman Bridge Elementary School, 8200 Savage-Guilford Road, Jessup, Maryland 20794. Head S on Savage Guilford Road. Follow for 0.2 mile to end.
    Mile 0.2: Turn right (west) on Baltimore Street. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 0.3: Turn left (south) on Foundry Street. Follow for 0.2 mile to end, crossing the Little Patuxent River.
    Mile 0.5: Turn right (west) on Gorman Road. Follow for 1.6 miles.
    Mile 2.1: Veer right (northwest) to remain on Gorman Road. Follow for an additional 2.3 miles.
    Mile 4.4: Gorman Rd will change to Johns Hopkins Road. Continue directly through traffic circle to remain on Johns Hopkins. Follow for 2. Around 5 there will be a On-the-Run on right.
    Mile 6.4: Turn left (south) on Pindell School Road. Follow 0.1 mile.
    Mile 6.5: Turn right (west) on Simpson Road. Follow 1.1 miles to end.
    Mile 7.6: Turn left (south) on Hall Shop Road. Follow 0.4 mile.
    Mile 8: Turn left (south) on Brown Bridge Road. Follow 2.2 miles to the opposite (southwest) side of Rocky Gorge Reservoir. There is a porta-john near/at the launch area.
    Mile 10.2: Turn around and head uphill on Browns Bridge Road. Follow for 0.7 mile.
    Mile 10.9: Turn right (east) on Lime Kiln Road. Follow for 1.8 miles to end in Fulton.
    Mile 12.7: Make a hard left (NW) onto busy Scaggsville Road (route 216). Follow for 0.4 mile.
    Mile 13.1: Turn right (north) on Pindell School Road. Follow for 1.1 miles.
    Mile 14.2: Turn right (east) on Johns Hopkins Road. Follow for 1.8 miles. On-the-Run near mile 15.6.
    Mile 16: Turn left (north) on Old Columbia Road. Follow for 1.8 miles into Columbia.
    Mile 17.8: Turn right (south) on Guilford Road. Follow for 1.3 miles.
    Mile 19.1: Turn right (southeast) on Murray Hill Road. Follow for 1 mile to end.
    Mile 20.1: Turn left (east) on Gorman Road. Follow for 2.4 miles; veer left at mile 20.9 to stay on the road.
    Mile 22.5: Turn left (north) on Foundry Street. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 22.7: Turn right (east) on Baltimore Street. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 22.8: Turn left (north) on Savage Guilford Road. Follow for 0.2 mile to start.
    End at mile 23.


    Savage to Rocky Gorge - long loop
    Directions: Mile 0: Start at Bollman Bridge Elementary School, 8200 Savage-Guilford Road, Jessup, Maryland 20794. Head S on Savage Guilford Road. Follow for 0.2 mile to end.
    Mile 0.2: Turn right (west) on Baltimore Street. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 0.3: Turn left (south) on Foundry Street. Follow for 0.2 mile to end, crossing the Little Patuxent River.
    Mile 0.5: Turn right (west) on Gorman Road. Follow for 1.6 miles.
    Mile 2.1: Veer right (northwest) to remain on Gorman Road. Follow for an additional 2.3 miles.
    Mile 4.4: Gorman Rd will change to Johns Hopkins Road. Continue directly through traffic circle to remain on Johns Hopkins. Follow for 2. Around 5 there will be a On-the-Run on right.
    Mile 6.4: Turn left (south) on Pindell School Road. Follow 0.1 mile.
    Mile 6.5: Turn right (west) on Simpson Road. Follow 1.1 miles to end.
    Mile 7.6: Turn left (south) on Hall Shop Road. Follow 0.9 mile to end.
    Mile 8.5: Turn left (southwest) on Clarksville Pike (route 108). Follow for 0.6 mile across the Patuxent River.
    Mile 9.1: Turn left (south) on Tucker Lane. Follow 1.4 miles to end.
    Mile 10.5: Turn left (southwest) on New Hampshire Avenue (route 650). Follow 0.1 mile.
    Mile 10.6: Turn left (east) on Ednor Road. Follow 2.6 miles.
    Mile 13.2: Turn right (east) on Lime Kiln Road. Follow for 1.8 miles to end in Fulton.
    Mile 15: Make a hard left (NW) onto busy Scaggsville Road (route 216). Follow for 0.4 mile.
    Mile 15.4: Turn right (north) on Pindell School Road. Follow for 1.1 miles.
    Mile 16.5: Turn right (east) on Johns Hopkins Road. Follow for 1.8 miles.
    Mile 18.3: Turn left (north) on Old Columbia Road. Follow for 1.8 miles into Columbia.
    Mile 20.1: Turn right (south) on Guilford Road. Follow for 1.3 miles.
    Mile 21.4: Turn right (southeast) on Murray Hill Road. Follow for 1 mile to end.
    Mile 22.4: Turn left (east) on Gorman Road. Follow for 2.4 miles; veer left at mile 23.2 to stay on the road.
    Mile 24.8: Turn left (north) on Foundry Street. Follow for 0.2 mile.
    Mile 25: Turn right (east) on Baltimore Street. Follow for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 25.1: Turn left (north) on Savage Guilford Road. Follow for 0.2 mile to start.
    End at mile 25.3.




    Cherry Beach Park, Sharptown to Marshyhope Creek Greenway, Federalsburg
    About 18 miles on the eastern shore of Maryland in Dorchester County from Cherry Beach Park to Marshyhope Creek Greenway.
    Directions: Exit Cherry Beach Park via Cherry Beach Road.
    Ride a tenth of a mile west on Sharptown Line Road.
    Turn right (northwest) on Sharptown Road (route 313). Follow for 5 miles to the town of ElDorado.
    Turn left (southwest) onto Rhodesdale ElDorado Road (route 14). Follow for 2.8 miles. Be sure to take in the beauty of the Marshyhope Creek as you ride over the bridge.
    Turn right (north) on Palmers Mill Road. Follow for 6.3 miles. If you have the time, you might want to make a slight detour on Harrison Ferry Road (route 392) to ride on the Harrison Ferry Bridge and see the Marshyhope. This is one great view!
    Turn right (northeast) on Williamsburg Road (route 307) in Williamsburg and follow for a tenth of a mile.
    Turn right (east) on River Road and follow for 3 miles.
    At the split, veer right onto Veterans Drive. Follow for 0.2 miles to the Marshyhope Creek Greenway.
    See my trip report from September 20-21, 2008 for more information.



    Smallwood State Park to Mallows Bay
    13.2 miles in Charles County from Smallwood State Park to Mallows Bay Launch.
    Mile 0: From Sweden Point, head east for 0.9 mile to get out of park.
    Mile 0.9: Turn right (south) on Chicamuxen Road (route 224). Follow for 0.6 mile.
    Mile 1.5: Turn left (southeast) on Smallwood Church Road. Follow for 4 miles to end.
    Mile 5.5: Turn right (south) on Masons Spring Road (route 425). Follow for 0.1 mile to Ironsides.
    Mile 5.6: Make the first right (west) onto Port Tobacco Road (route 6). Follow for 0.8 mile.
    Mile 6.4: Turn left (south) on Bowie Road. Follow for 2.8 miles to end.
    Mile 9.2: Turn right (west) on Baptist Church Road. Follow for 0.8 mile to Nanjemoy.
    Mile 10: Continue straight (west) on Liverpool Point Road. Follow 2 miles.
    Mile 12: Turn right (north) on Riverside Road (route 224). Follow 0.6 mile. Note that there may not be a sign for this street.
    Mile 12.6: Turn left (west) on Wilson Landing Road. Follow 0.6 mile to the Mallows Bay launch site.

    See my trip report from June 12, 2011 for more information.



    Southwest Area Park to Swinging Bridge
    8.4 miles in Baltimore and Howard Counties from Southwest Area Park to Patapsco State Park - Swinging Bridge in Orange Grove. This is intended to be a means to get back to one's vehicle if doing a one-way kayak trip.
    Mile 0: Start at the boat ramp at Southwest Area Park. There should be a porta-john here. Head towards the exit. Follow 0.8 mile. Mile 0.8: Exit the park, crossing the train tracks. If continuing straight, this would put you on Georgia Avenue but instead, you'll turn right (north) onto Baltimore Avenue immediately after crossing the tracks. Follow 0.4 mile.
    Mile 1.2: Turn left (west) on Louisiana Avenue. Follow 0.4 mile.
    Mile 1.6: Turn right (north) on Annapolis Road (route 648). This will likely be busy. Follow 0.2 mile.
    Mile 1.8: Turn left (west) on Daisy Avenue. This road may also be busy. Follow 0.1 mile.
    Mile 1.9: Immediately after crossing under highway 295, turn left (south) on Hollins Ferry Road. Follow 0.9 mile.
    Mile 2.8: Turn left (south) on Hammonds Ferry Road. Follow 0.4 mile. Check out the Patapsco River at mile 3.
    Mile 3.2: Turn right (west) on West Nursery Road. It should be scenic here as you bike along the park. Follow 0.4 mile.
    Mile 3.6: Turn right (west) on River Road. This should be scenic too. Follow 0.9 mile.
    Mile 4.5: Turn right (west) on Furnace Avenue. Follow 0.3 mile, crossing under highway 195.
    Mile 4.8: Turn right (north) to continue on Furnace Avenue. Pass the Elkridge Furnace Inn to your right. Pull into the parking lot and check out the river. Follow another 0.5 mile to the end.
    Mile 5.3: Turn left (southwest) on Main Street in Historical Elkridge. Follow 0.1 mile.
    Mile 5.4: Make the first right (northwest) on Levering Avenue. Cross Washington Boulevard (route 1). Follow 0.4 mile.
    Mile 5.8: Veer right to remain on River Road. Follow for 2.6 miles. The road will go from being a regular road to a paved trail and the condition will vary. Be careful of mud, wet leaves, and uneven concrete. This is the Avalon area of Patapsco State Park.
    Mile 8.4: Stop at the swinging bridge. Restrooms available.




    Thompsons Bridge to Shaw's Bridge
    12.4 miles (one way) of bicycling in scenic Delaware and Pennsylvania the Brandywine Creek from Thompsons Bridge to Shaws Bridge.
    Mile 0: Starting at the parking lot on the southeast side of Thompsons Bridge, ride southwest on Thompson Bridge Road (route 92). Follow for 1.2 miles.
    Mile 1.2: Turn right (north) on Montchanin Road (route 100). The road will change names to Creek Road. Follow for 5.5 miles, crossing into Pennsylvania.
    Mile 6.8: At Baltimore Pike (route 1) in Chadds Ford, dismount your bike and cross the street. Vehicles are not supposed to make a left turn but that is what you want to do so it is best if you become a pedestrian for a minute. Once you've crossed route 1, turn left (west) and ride on route 1 for a stone's throw.
    Mile 6.8: Turn right (north) on Creek Road, passing lots of historic sites. Follow for 2.6 miles.
    Mile 9.4: Creek Road will turn into West Street Road. Continue for 0.1 mile.
    Mile 9.5: Turn right (north) onto Creek Road. Follow for 1.4 miles. The road may changes names to Lenape Road (route 52). Just continue straight if it does.
    Mile 10.9: Turn left (northwest) on to South Creek Road. Follow for 1.1 miles to your destination at mile 12.

    Notes: There is no shoulder along the road for most of this route but this area is a designated bike route and folks seem pretty courteous to bicyclists. There are lots of old historic stone buildings and beautiful countryside to see along the way as well as many nice views of Brandywine Creek. See my trip report from April 15, 2012 for more information.



    Tyaskin Park, Tyaskin to Vienna
    About 25 miles on the eastern shore of Maryland in Wicomico County from Tyaskin Park to Vienna.
    Ride south on Tyaskin Road for 0.3 miles.
    Turn left (east) on Tyaskin Church Road. Follow 0.4 miles to the end.
    Turn right (south) on Wetipquin Road then make an immediate left (east) onto Deep Branch Road. Follow 2 miles to the end, making sure to stop and admire Tyaskin Creek. If the bridge was not out, I would have turned left (north) on Wetipquin Road and followed it 4 miles to the end at Nanticoke Road (route 349).
    Turn left (northeast) on Nanticoke Road (route 349). Follow for 6.5 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Quantico Road (route 347). Follow through Quantico for 1.4 miles.
    Continue straight onto Old Athol Road for 0.4 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Athol Road. Follow for 7 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Bridge Street in Mardela Springs. Cross over Barren Creek, admiring the beauty of the wetlands. Follow for a half mile.
    Turn left (west) on Main Street. Follow for 0.8 miles.
    Turn right (north) on Wallertown Road. This may not appear on some maps. Follow for a tenth of a mile.
    Turn left (west) on Ocean Gateway (highway 50). Cross the Nanticoke Memorial Bridge. The view from here is excellent. It is worth it to bike over this bridge just so you can stop and take photos (which you can't from in a car). Follow for 4 miles.
    Take the Vienna exit to Vienna Road (route 331) south. Follow for 0.6 miles. Continue as it turns into Gay Street (route 331). Turn left (southeast) on Race Street and follow to the end.

    See my trip report from September 20-21, 2008 for more information.




    ViewTrail 100
    If you hate hills, traffic, and don't mind a navigational challenge, then this is the route for you. It is pretty scenic. Much of the south section goes by corn fields. Unfortunately, you'll get some smells from the chicken farms but out in the country on the Maryland eastern shore, that is hard to avoid. Some of the west side is through wooded terrain. The only bad traffic I encountered was briefly in Pocomoke City. But overall, I would say this 100 mile ride is safer than my 8.5 mile ride to work. It is a great beginner century ride...just be prepared by bringing good maps.

    I first learned of this route in my Maryland Delaware Atlas and Gazetteer by DeLorme. This prompted me to search for it on-line where I found the following:
  • Bikely.com ViewTrail 100 interactive map: Extremely useful. Too bad I can't use it when I'm riding.
  • ViewTrail 100 directions: Very helpful but also at times a little confusing. See my notes below for corrections and/or clarifications. But please be aware that I did not verify most of the distances and I did not take notes as I was riding...just when verifying things with maps. I HIGHLY recommend you carry or print out relevant sections from a high resolution map such as a Worcester County ADC map. Doing so will save you a LOT of headache.

  • Notes regarding ViewTrail 100 directions:
  • 5. "6.5 miles to Old Furnace Road" should instead read "0.5 miles."
  • 10-11. I lost a lot of time on these steps. Once you get on Cedar Hall Road, you'll be on route 371. It intersects several streets that approach at various angles. These other streets often do not have signs. I HIGHLY recommend you print out a map of this section and refer to it often while you are riding. Don't rely too much on the global positioning system (GPS) as if it is like mine, it will not show the names of many of these streets since they are minor.
  • 15. At Payne Road, turn right (south).
  • 29. "Ayres Road" should read "Ayres Lane Road."
  • 29. There is no way to "Turn right (SE) onto Ayres Road." Instead, one should continue straight (northeast) on Pawpaw Creek Road for 0.3 miles. Then turn right (east) onto Bayside Road.
  • 40. Evans Road will turn into Buckingham Lane Road in Berlin.
  • 40. After turning right (south) onto South Main, follow for less than a tenth of a mile then turn left (east) onto Germantown Road.
  • 41. After turning left onto Trappe Road, you should be heading east.

  • According to Maryland Bicycling Links, one can request a ViewTrail 100 brochure and map by contacting Worcester County Tourism at
         104 West Market Street
         Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
         Phone: 410-632-3110 or 800-852-0335
    They also list a website which does not appear to be useful. I contacted someone associated with the website and was told I was barking up the wrong tree.

    I am not aware of any public restrooms along the route. Your best bet is to just find a fast food restaurant in Berlin or Pocomoke City. Unfortunately, there aren't too many of these in Berlin but if you are starting here, it may not matter much. I recommend packing some hydration drink mix powders and refilling your water bottle in Pocomoke City. In Pocomoke City, I suggest taking a short detour to where Linden Avenue turns into Old Snow Hill Road (route 756) at route 13/371. There are lots of fast food restaurants here that wouldn't mind if you used their restroom and sink if you bought yourself a little something to eat too.

    With temperatures in the high 80s or low 90s, expect to consume 3 liters of water. Bring lots of electrolytes. Cramping was my biggest problem. If I were to do it again, I'd also bring salt tablets since my salty snacks and diluted Gatorade (half water) wasn't sufficient. Undiluted Gatorade might be better. I recommend giving yourself a good 9.5 hours if you've never done this route before, are doing it solo, and plan on going at a casual pace. I know that is more than enough riding time but if you are like me, you'll make lots of wrong turns and spend a lot of time studying the maps wondering where you went wrong. For more information, see Challenge Weekend 2010.




    Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis (WB&A)
    Northern terminus: Begin at the Odenton Elementary School, 1290 Odenton Road, Odenton, Maryland 21113.
    Bike west on Odenton Road (route 677) for 0.2 miles.
    Turn left (south) at the streetlight on Piney Orchard Parkway (route 170).
    At the time of this writing (February 1, 2009), this paved trail only goes about 3.75 miles with an additional 0.15 miles of dirt road extending to Conway Road. This is a rail trail and hence, very flat. It connects to many of the neighborhoods in Odenton and Piney Orchard. It is expected that this trail will eventually connect to its southern portion and reach as far south as Annapolis Road (route 450) in Prince George's County. Exactly when this will occur is unknown. First, someone needs to build a bridge so the trail can cross over the Patuxent River.

    Northernmost lot at southern section: Begin at The WB&A trail parking lot just a stone's throw east of Kimberwick Drive and Race Track Road in Bowie. See Prince George's County ADC map 5291 A9. For directions, see Fran Uhler Natural Area.
    One can bike northeast for 0.38 miles to the Patuxent River or bike southwest for about 4.5 miles to the southernmost terminus.

    Southernmost lot at southern section: Begin at The WB&A trail parking lot on Electric Avenue just southwest of Glenn Dale Road (route 953). Parking for about 38 vehicles. Porta-john available. See Prince George's County ADC map 5411 K6.
    One can bike southwest for 0.75 miles to Annapolis Road (route 450) or bike northeast for 4.5 miles to the northernmost lot at the northernmost lot at the southern section.

    For more information, see
    Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis Trail - DC Rail Trail
    Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis Electric Railway: History of trail
    Also see my January 16, 2010 trip report.



    West Fork Rail Trail/Ralph S. Larue Trail
    To access the 16 mile long Ralph S. Larue Trail/West Fork Rail Trail, park at the Mary Lou Retton Youth Park. There is a restroom but it will likely be locked. This park is located at the corner of Norway Road and Park Road in Fairmont, West Virginia. From here, access the trail by biking north (downhill) on Norway Road to the end (maybe 0.75 mile). Then turn left (west) and biked about 200 feet to the trail head on the right in the town of Norway. Not much room to park a vehicle there but there is an infinite amount of parking at Mary Lou Retton Youth Park. For more information, see my July 2, 2011 trip report.



    Windyhill to New Bridge Landing
    About 19 miles on the eastern Shore of Maryland in Talbot County from Windyhill to New Bridge Landing.
    Bike south on Windy Hill Road for 1 mile.
    Turn right (west) on Bruceville Road. Follow for 2.4 miles.
    Turn right (north) on Landing Neck Road. Follow for 2 miles.
    Turn right (northeast) on Manadier Road. It will change names to Dover Neck Road. Follow for a total distance of 5 miles.
    Turn right (east) on Dover Road (route 331). Follow for 0.2 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Black Dog Road.
    Make an immediate right onto Kingston Road. Cross over Kings Creek. Follow for 3.8 miles.
    At the T, turn left on Kingston Landing Road. Follow for 1.7 miles.
    Turn right (east) on Matthews Road. Follow for 0.6 miles to the end.
    Turn left (north) on Turnkey Creek Road.
    Make an immediate right on Matthewstown Road (route 328). Follow for 1.6 miles.
    Turn left (north) on Tuckahoe Landing Road. Follow 0.2 miles to end.
    For more information, see my September 30, 2008 trip report.