Loch Raven Reservoir

   
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30
miles

Intermediate

Doubletrack
↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
6
avg mph
98
ridden
21
wishlist
1:28
avg time

Network
AVERAGE RATING
4.13 out of 5
About This Trail
added by dside Granny Gear on October 5, 2004
 
There\'s a map posted as soon as you turn off the road onto the trail. 3 or 4 shortish loops. Not well marked. It\'s a fun ride and close to Towson and Baltimore. Connect a few loops for a 30-45 minute ride. Somewhat strained vibe with others who use the park but it is designated multi-use (to \"protect\" the park, some areas have signs spraypainted on trees \"no bikes\" - one even says \"no dikes\").
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on Jul 28, 2011
 
Matt_Noel on February 16, 2014
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Review: Great for a beginner to become an advanced rider.

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jfigel76 on October 25, 2011
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Review: I have not rode here since they closed the singletrack area. It was a real fun, counterclockwise day with great views and about 12 miles long. I heard all that is left is forest roads and double track. I could be wrong, I thought MORE was working on access issues.

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DaKing27 on July 7, 2011
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Review: Just remember to be courteous and share the trail with other users, and usually its a good fun ride. Tons of people always out riding the fire roads, very fast, relatively smooth, not too technical although there are some pyramids.

Similar Trail: Robert E. Lee, Patapsco

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Gusso on December 16, 2009
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Review: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TRAIL!!!! to keep up with the latest information about this trail read this article before you go riding. it will safe you time and disapointment. http://www.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/103484/bikeloch/

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Gusso on December 12, 2009
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Review: As said by the previous post the park authorities are now fining 100 dollars to all riders who take the Loch Raven Trail. If you would like to find out more info regarding the future of this trail please ATTEND the REI in Timonium on Monday December 14th 2009 at 700pm. Good luck

Similar Trail: Robert E Lee.

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richk on December 10, 2009
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Review: All users are being moved off the singletrack by rangers, please send in your comments to the city council and follow the latest news at savetherave.com

Similar Trail: Fair Hill, Patapsco

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Gusso on November 21, 2009
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Review: This trail was awesome I did it today with my cannondale f600. I believe that it would be best with a full suspension bike as some parts of the trail were pretty difficult, but then again it did rain a couple days ago. Parking in Seminary at the church is the way to go and then just follow the trail into the course. the crossing of the River was the best part of this trail.

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canzures on June 28, 2009
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Review: The entrance is a bit tricky to find. I rode it today for the first time. Like the post says, park on seminary road near the church. then cross Dulaney Valley Rd. and ride for 1/4 mile and the entrance is to the left. It's a nice ride that includes some climbs and several logs to jump. There are also some muddy sections to get wet if you like that :) Also there are some bridges that cover wet/muddy areas. Overall I couldn't give it 5 stars because it was not too technical. But I did enjoy it and had a blast. There were other posts that says there are more loops, but I haven't found those yet.

Similar Trail: Shaeffer Farms without the technical logs to jump over.

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JMOvechkin on April 23, 2009
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Review: Well maintained trail, fun and a bit challenging. Great obstacles. Great for beginners to advanced. Lots of trail back there and beautiful scenery.

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dragonfly on March 31, 2008
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Review: 3 different and distinct places to ride at Loch Raven Resevouir. Start on Seminary Ave and it's nice and easy rolling singletrack. There are a few fun logs to jump on the trails, and even a log park which has 4 or 5 large logs which require some skill to climb. From Seminary to Providence Rd. and back you are riding in the range of 15 miles, and can add depending on multiple side loops you can take to vary the ride. There is the backside of the resevouir and Meryman's which complete the "Tour de Raven". Both are more difficult due to the hills involved, however if your used to riding Patapsco it will not pose a problem. These two will have less traffic than at the Seminary trail. All three have a mix of Fire road and single track.

Similar Trail: Patapsco State Park

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elf_231 on December 13, 2006
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Review: The 6 mile trail is an awesome ride though the best thing about this trail is that it connects up with the trail that goes around the resevoir that is like 20-30 mile trail so u wont leave the trail still hungry for more trail

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andrewlwong2 on August 24, 2006
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Review: I just came back from there a few hours ago. First, let me clarify the directions given. After heading North from Towson circle, go about a mile and turn left on Seminary Ave. There will be a church on right. Park there. From the parking lot, take a left. Cross Dulane and go down a block. You will see the trail on left. Currently, it's right after construction site. I liked the trail. It was not as fast as Rosaryville, but it was really nice because you can take the trail along the lake. It's mostly single track. There are some nice log arrangements along the way. It's definitely a big trail and you can get lost. You can take the fire trail back if you get lost. I didn't tackle any big hills but there some if you want to tackle those.

Similar Trail: Great Seneca (w/o the ton of roots)

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Yakmike on July 14, 2006
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Review: This description seems a bit lame in overall content. I ride LR at least once a week and what he is describing most likely only covers a very small area. There are some great rides beyond the area under review. If you enter a trail on the east side of Providence Rd, in the watershed, there are several uphill climbs that will get your attention. Plus if the water is low, you will end on a loop( approx, 10-12 miles) thay will take you across the outfall from the small dam on the lake to a trail that loops back to the top of the road around the lake. From this point you can ride the road for a very short distance across the lake and put in at an uphill that will take you back to the origin.

Similar Trail: Patapsco State Park

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Mattad on July 12, 2006
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Review: Great ride. It's as easy or difficult as you want to make it. Lots of connecting side trails. Took a bit of a hit with recent rain, but survived pretty well (unlike Gunpowder).

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pabiker on August 19, 2005
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Review: Excellent trails with either singletrack or fire trails. Something for every level. You can get lost for quite some time !!!

Similar Trail: Patapsco State Park

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fluffhead on April 14, 2005
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Review: Can get lost forever in the networks of trails. Something for every skill level. Depending on where in the park you go will depend on the amount of others on the trails. I would recommend using trailheads before getting to the main area inside the park.

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xc_fool on February 28, 2005
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Review: Way more than 6 miles. You can link together a few differnt areas for 20+ mile ride easy! Some nice steep hills. Avoid the crowds head to the North end of the Reservior off Delaney Valley Rd.

Similar Trail: Fair Hill, Patapsico

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Loch Raven Reservoir MTB Trail 4.13 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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