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Baltimore and Annapolis Trail - Annapolis to Glen Burnie, MD
Directions: The B & A Trail is located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and stretches 13.3 miles from Glen Burnie in the north to its southern terminus near the north shore of the Severn River in Annapolis. Various access points are situated along the Trail’s entire length. The Trail is measured with mile markers located every one-half mile along the route, beginning with the mile 0 in the south and heading north to Dorsey Road at mile 13.3.

There are two trail parking lots: one at the southern end at the intersection of Route 450 (Ritchie Highway) and Boulter’s Way in Annapolis; and the other at the park ranger station on Earleigh Heights Road in Severna Park. The Trail also passes by several commercial shopping centers and public parking areas where trail users may park to access the trail. To reach the trail, and these parking lots, follow the directions below:

FROM US ROUTE 50

To park’s south parking lot (Mile 0): From Rt. 50, take exit 27 (if eastbound) or 27A (if westbound) and follow Rt. 450 towards Annapolis and the Naval Academy. Go 1/10 mile to the first right into the trail parking lot.

To Jones Station Park and Ride lot (Mile 3.5): From Rt. 50, take exit 27 (if eastbound) or 27B (if westbound) onto MD Rt. 2 north (Ritchie Hwy.). Go 3 1/2 miles, to the fourth light and turn left onto Jones Station Road. The Park and Ride is on the right. The trail is on the other side of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, on the far side of the lot.

To Ranger Station at Earleigh Heights Road (Mile 7): From Rt. 50, take exit 27 (if eastbound) or 27B (if westbound) onto MD Rt. 2 north (Ritchie Hwy.). Go 7 miles. Turn left onto Earleigh Heights Rd. Go 1/4 mile. The Ranger Station is on the right. It is a yellow building with red trim. The parking lot is just beyond the building.

To Marley Station Mall (Mile 10.5): From Rt. 50, take exit 27 (if eastbound) or 27B (if westbound) onto MD Rt. 2 north (Ritchie Hwy.). Go about 10 1/2 miles. Just after Rt. 100, follow the signs for "Shopping Center" in the left lane. The trail is at the rear of the mall, behind Penny’s and Macy’s.

To Harundale Mall (Mile 11.5): From Rt. 50, take exit 21 onto I-97 north. Go 15 miles. Take exit 15, Dorsey Road east. Go 1 mile. Turn right onto Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Go 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Rt. 2 (Ritchie Hwy.). Turn right at second light, onto Aquahart Rd. The trail runs behind the mall.

To Glen Burnie public parking garage (Mile 12.5): From Rt. 50, take exit 21 onto I-97 north. Go 15 miles. Take exit 15, Dorsey Rd. east. Go 1/2 mile. Turn right at the first light, Crain Hwy. (Business Rt. 3). Take the next left, at Post 40 Road. The "FREE LOW CLEARANCE" parking lot is on the left. The trail is on the right.

FROM BALTIMORE AND POINTS NORTH

To Glen Burnie public parking garage (Mile 12.5): From the Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695) at exit 4, take I-97 south 1 mile. Take exit 16 onto Rt. 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.). Turn left. Go 1/2 miles. Turn right at the first light, Crain Hwy. (Business Rt. 3). Take the next left, at Post 40 Rd. The "FREE LOW CLEARANCE" parking lot is on your left. The trail is on your right.

To Harundale Shopping Center (Mile 11.5): From the Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695) at exit 4, take I-97 south 1 mile. Take exit 16 onto Rt. 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.). Turn left. Go 1 mile. Turn right at Rt. 2 (Ritchie Hwy.). Turn right at second light, Aquahart Rd. The trail is at the rear of the mall.

To Marley Station Mall (Mile 10.5): From Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695) at exit 4, take I-97 south 3 miles. Take exit 14 onto Rt. 100 east. Go 3 miles. Take exit 16B, Rt. 2 north (Ritchie Hwy.). Immediately, follow the signs for "Shopping Center" in the left lane. The trail is at the rear of the mall, behind Penny’s and Macy’s.

To Ranger Station at Earleigh Heights Road (Mile 7): From Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695) at exit 2, take Rt. 10 south to the end of the highway. Turn left on Ritchie Hwy. Go about 1 mile. Turn right onto Earleigh Heights Rd. Go 1/4 mile. The Ranger Station is on the left. It is a yellow building with red trim. The parking lot is just beyond the building.

To Jones Station Park and Ride lot (Mile 3.5): From Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695) at exit 2, take Rt. 10 south to the end of the highway. Turn left on Ritchie Hwy. Go about 4 1/2 miles. Turn right onto Jones Station Road. The Park and Ride is on the right. The trail is on the far side of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., at the far end of the lot.

To park’s south parking lot (Mile 0): From Baltimore Beltway (Rt. 695) at exit 4, take I-97 south to Rt. 50 east. Go on Rt. 50 east for 3 miles, crossing the Severn River. Take exit 27 and turn south on Rt. 450 toward Annapolis and the Naval Academy. Go 1/10 mile to the first right, into the driveway of the trail parking lot.

Driving Map:

Physical Address: Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Ranger Station
51 West Earleigh Heights Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
Mailing Address: Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Ranger Station
51 W. Earleigh Heights Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
E-mail: http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/contact_forms/con
Visitor Phone: (410) 222-8820
Business Phone: (410) 222-6244
Website: http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/Parks/aacotrails_park/index.cfm

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