Trail

Lake Roland - Red Trail

Baltimore, MD
Length: 4.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Lake Roland offers a variety of trail options for just about everyone. This trail can be accessed off Falls Road shoulder parking (see below for alternate access options). While it is all terrain stroller accessible it’s bumpy in certain areas, but stays very flat and fairly wide throughout.

This trail follows the old train line, so you’ll see remnants along the way. The first portion of the hike wanders next to the Jones Falls. At about 1/2 a mile there’s a 10 foot rock that just begged to be climbed. Continuing along you’ll pass overtop on a bridge of the Jones Falls. If you want to take a closer look, follow the trail just before the bridge down but make sure to follow the correct one as they are working at restabilizing the area.

Just after the bridge you’ll reach one mile and for the next 1/2 mile the crisscrossing of many other trail options (yellow, orange, green). This area also has a littering of concrete round “stumps” and timber from the old rail line crossing. At 1.5 miles until it reaches the end (Light Rail tracks) you’ll find yourself surrounded by really fun “Art on the Trail” https://lakeroland.org/art-trail-2/

Turn around at the light rail tracks or continue across and up the steps to the main park area (playground, dog park, and nature center).

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, and Shaded Hike

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park along Falls Road for this hikes description.

If you add an extra 2 miles total you can start at the Light Rail parking lot off Falls Road and follow the boardwalk trail, past the play area and down the steps to the trail head once across the light rail tracks.

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