Stoney Run Trail and Linkwood Playground

Baltimore, MD
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 4/5]

Linkwood Park & Playground is typically the jumping off point for an urban trail hike on the Stoney Run path. The playground often is nicely shaded due to the proximity of a large tree, and it is well appointed with trash cans, a little free library, and an adjacent open field for playing.

From Linkwood Park, you can head north a mile on the Stoney Run Path to the northern terminus of the trail at Gilman School, or you can head south a mile on the Stoney Run Path to the northern entrance of Wyman Park, where the trail will continue south for over a mile.

The Stoney Run path runs along both the east and west side of the Stoney Run, with some spots where the trail crosses the shallow water over stone footpaths. You will pass through the Baltimore City neighborhoods of Evergreen, Roland Park, and Guilford on your walk throughout the path, often seeing cyclists, dog walkers, and wildlife – including many birds.

The Stoney Run trail is nicely shaded and quiet, though there are a few road crossings with crosswalks which you will need to closely monitor your children to be able to cross.

The Stoney Run trail is one of the best urban trails in Baltimore City, and it is easy to customize the distance you want to go by creating your own loop or out and back path. I highly recommend exploring it!

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly No
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

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Playground, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking is on street in adjacent neighborhoods. You can park at whatever end of the trail you would like to start with – most neighbrhoods surrounding the trail do not have time restricted or paid parking. The street closest to Linkwood Playground, Cold Spring Lane, does have some paid parking and some other unrestricted parking. It is a major commuter road, so please be careful when parking here. The closest address is 101 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210. Wickford Road, Sedgwick Road, and Artwick Road, which all intersect W Cold Spring Lane, have unrestricted neighborhood parking and are less busy roads easy to find a spot on.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 4/5]

Hi! I’m originally from Long Island, NY, but I’m now proud to call Baltimore, MD my home. I love to hike, climb, swim, bike, and share my love of the outdoors with others. I have one wild toddler with another sibling on the way.


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