Loch Raven Reservoir

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.06 out of 5
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Intermediate
30
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 2,100 ft
257
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
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\").
added by dsideGranny Gear October 5, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (14 total check-ins)
  sensorgt14   2 weeks ago
  Clint Magers   on Jul 26, 2015
  sensorgt14   on Jul 23, 2015
  sensorgt14   on Jul 12, 2015
  sensorgt14   on Jun 14, 2015
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Reviews (19)
 

Gramcounter


January 3, 2015
sensorgt14 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Most of this trail is just smooth peddling up and down the hills on the main fire trail. This would be between dulany valley rd and seminary, now cross over seminary and start heading towards the dams and this trail has a lot to offer. I normally start at dulany valley rd and seminary ave and ride all the was down to the dams, when you come out of the woods at providence and loch raven rd go right up the hill and the trail is on your left, about half way up the hill. Check out some video I have. http://youtu.be/bLKeXyhSkAM I like this trail, I ride it offen. It's a great work out.

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Granny Gear

November 29, 2014
Cutty Granny Gear  
 
Review: Glen Ellen Trail is a wide "brush truck/ logging" style road. Mostly hard packed dirt with 4 water "crossings". 3 trees to go over and one to duck under. All can be done at speed. Not very technical in nature but a good fun and fast ride. A few steep climbs. Some soft mud areas were found and enjoyed. Well marked bike path with white metal strips on the trees, the single track is well marked to stay off of with bikes. Total distance was just over 8 miles with 700ft of climbing. I would rate this as intermediate just This would be a great Fat Bike ride in the snow!!!.

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Gramcounter

February 16, 2014
Matt_Noel Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great for a beginner to become an advanced rider.

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Gnarly

October 25, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
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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Poseur

July 7, 2011
DaKing27 Poseur  
 
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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Gramcounter

December 16, 2009
Gusso Gramcounter  
 
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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Gramcounter

December 12, 2009
Gusso Gramcounter  
 
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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Granny Gear

December 10, 2009
richk Granny Gear  
 
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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Gramcounter

November 21, 2009
Gusso Gramcounter  
 
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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Granny Gear

June 28, 2009
canzures Granny Gear  
 
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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Loch Raven Reservoir MTB Trail 4.06 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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