Northern Central Rail Trail - TRAIL

Northern Central Rail Trail - Trail, Hunt Valley / Ashland, Maryland

Crushed Stone Surface

User Reviews (5)

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Michael McMahon   Weekend Warrior [Jul 07, 2014]

I am a novice weekend warrior and I like this trail a lot. It is very safe and the Maryland side is simply gorgeous. If you start at White Hall and go north there seems to be more aerobically challenging than the Paper Mill to white Hall Stretch.

Customer Service

Depends on your needs in terms of a challenge. One reviewer posted a note saying this is where he took his mother. Well I'm over 50 and this is perfect for that age group.

Similar Products Used: Still checking them out, I am only here in the summer, in winter I live in Key West.
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tcapri87   Cross Country Rider [Aug 18, 2010]

Flat, long and boring. This is where I take my mother to ride. Good if you want to do a long ride on a recovery day. Or if you don't feel like riding singletrack and the road. Personally, I use Seminary as a recovery.

Customer Service

Don't ride.

Similar Products Used: Right down the road at Loch Raven. Either Seminary or Merrymans.
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freshairoutthere   Cross Country Rider [Aug 11, 2005]

Someone once told me that "not all off-road riding is mountain biking". This place proves that rule. I am kind of surprised this trail is listed here in mountain bike review. This is a flat, gravel road ride, although there is a 2% grade which is about a 500 ft. climb into New Freedom, PA. It really is best for a cyclo-cross bike if you want to get in high miles. If you go on a mountain bike you will need slick tires. If you do the entire MD/PA route you could get in 80 miles. I do not recommend this trail during summer weekends as it is jammed with "Freds" (if you know what I mean). I have been hit on this trail and had a few near misses. People do not watch where they ride, do not understand the rules of the trail, or just plain don't care. Best time to go here is any weekday or fall, winter and early spring. I would start at White Hall, MD - fewer people and cars. MD side is prettier than PA and really green, with lots of picnic tables. There is a great stop at Seven Valleys PA where you can get a chair massage and really good food. Bring water and food or money for food.

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AlaskanMTBiker   Weekend Warrior [Mar 30, 2004]

Cannot stress this enough.. this is a BEGGINER trail. its flat. easy, and long. good for a rest/recovery day. Have to dodge quite a few little kids on bikes, and watch out for riders who dont know how to yield to "their side" of the trail when riding in groups. But if you are looking for something easy this is the place to go

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Frank Tilghman   [Jun 01, 2003]

This is a excellent trail for all skill levels. The trail is made of crushed stone and about 12 feet wide.
The scenery is breathtaking and the trail was surrounded by beautiful trees, running water falls, and lots of wildlife. The trail starts in Ashland and continues for 19.7 miles to the Mason Dixon Line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. I highly recommend this trail to all cyclist

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Hunt Valley / Ashland Area

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