Bike or Run the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail

27.55 Miles Round Trip - 577 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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Birds, wildflowers, and trees for days. A great hike to do with friends or alone. 

Park in the big lot off of Dorsey Road to access the trailhead. Trail is accessible year-round and is dog-friendly. Can do the whole thing or make it into a shorter out-and-back.

Photos: Malcolm K.

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Fitness
Cycling
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

Details

27.55 Miles
577 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Perfect for a long run or bike!

This trail is the perfect spot for a long run or bike ride. Whether you are training for an upcoming race, getting out to enjoy some nice weather, or perhaps even just want to beat the traffic between Annapolis and Baltimore, this trail is perfect. Local neighboring shops often put out water jugs, and the trail is used frequently without too much overcrowding.

Perfect For Any Distance

The trail can be enjoyed for any distance you want to go, and can be accessed from numerous points. My favorite way to enjoy the trail is to pack a picnic and park at the Thomas A. Dixon Jr. Aircraft Observation Area and bike from there to the end of the trail and back. Round trip it’s a little over 50 miles. When you get back to the observation area, there is a nice open park with a playground and picnic area. It’s a great place to fly kites and watch the airplanes land.