Baltimore: Upper Loch Raven Reservoir

Breathe easy on this hilly 6.8-mile out-and-back to the calm banks of the Upper Loch Raven Reservoir, a beautiful waterscape just north of the city.
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Breathe easy on this hilly 6.8-mile out-and-back to the calm banks of the Upper Loch Raven Reservoir, a beautiful waterscape just north of the city.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.7

Waypoints

ULR001

Location: 39.4624481201172, -76.5863342285156

From parking lot, take L fire road N; path follows park boundary

ULR002

Location: 39.474609375, -76.5892715454102

Cross stream, then turn R; short side trails lead to babbling stream

ULR003

Location: 39.4761772155762, -76.5865859985352

Go straight onto trail, leaving fire road

ULR004

Location: 39.4753227233887, -76.5830459594726

Trail follows wooded shoreline

ULR005

Location: 39.4831237792969, -76.5838012695312

Cross under power lines

ULR006

Location: 39.4829406738281, -76.5888290405274

Turn R at next three intersections, staying near the reservoir

ULR007

Location: 39.4834060668945, -76.6015167236328

Rest spot; enjoy lakefront views and breezes, then begin retracing route to car

ULR009

Location: 39.4831199645996, -76.5867919921875

Turn R onto fire road

ULR010

Location: 39.4764442443848, -76.5861282348633

Sidetrip: Turn L to the weathered headstones of Merryman's cemetery

ULR008

Location: 39.4825439453125, -76.5895233154297

Turn L under powerlines

ULR011

Location: 39.4751586914062, -76.589225769043

Turn L onto fire road

ULR012

Location: 39.4733009338379, -76.588134765625

Veer L on singletrack

ULR013

Location: 39.4663238525391, -76.5876159667969

Stay straight; .3 miles back to trailhead