Loch Raven Reservoir

4.05 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
elevation (ft)

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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\").
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (22)

Granny Gear

July 31, 2017
Julio L. Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail, I go 3 times to week and I never boring


April 22, 2016
Smacgregor Gramcounter  
Review: Fast flowy and fun


September 15, 2015
G-lenn Gramcounter  
Review: Unfortunately, the majority of the trails, and certainly the best trails are now off limits. It's a real shame for riders in the immediate area, but the remaining trails can still be fun. For the main area, you can park on the corner of seminary and Dulaney valley or where providence hits loch raven drive. There is also some sanctioned riding along merrimans road and over to jarretsville pike that is about 5 miles round trip. It's ok for a quick ride and you are unlikely to see other riders.


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.

Granny Gear

November 30, 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!!!.


February 17, 2014
Matt_Noel Gramcounter  
Review: Great for a beginner to become an advanced rider.


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.


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


December 17, 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/


December 13, 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

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Loch Raven Reservoir MTB Trail 4.05 out of 5 based on 22 ratings. 22 user reviews.
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