Jones Falls Trail
Baltimore, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description:

The Jones Falls Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Baltimore City that currently extends from Druid Hill Park to Penn Station. The trail parallels the Jones Falls River and passes by a number of historic mills, the scenic overlook at Round Falls and the Baltimore Street Car Museum. Upon its completion, the trail will extend 12 miles from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to Robert E. Lee park and Lake Roland. Visitors to the trail will be able to bike or hike along the corridor to the Conservatory at Druid Hill Park, the Baltimore Zoo, Clipper Mill, Cylburn Arboretum, Historic Mt. Washington and many other desinations. The second phase of the trail is planned to be complete by early 2006 and will extend the trail from Penn Station through Druid Hill Park tothe Woodberry Light Rail Station for a total of approximately five miles.

The trail is as varied as Baltimore itself. Some sections pass through the city and are adjacent to roads and city sites while other portions of the trail wind through wooded parks and seem to be miles removed from civilization.

Location / Directions: From I-83 North or South: Exit at 28th Street and proceed to the traffic light at Sisson Street. Turn left on Sisson Street. At the second traffic light, turn left on Wyman Park Drive. The Stieff Silver Building is on the right and the trail entrance and parking lot is on the left.
Physical Address: Jones Falls Trail
3001 East Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217
Mailing Address: Jones Falls Trail
3503 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: (410) 261-3515
E-mail: eschmitt@jonesfalls.org
Activities: The current length of the trail provides 1.5 miles of paved walkway access from activities at Druid Hill Park (swimming pool and tennis), to the overlook at Round Falls, Baltimore Street Car Museum and Penn Station.

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Operating Hours: The trail is open during daylight hours.
Fees: There are no fees for using the trail.
Visitor Facilities: Public restrooms are available across from the trailhead in Druid Hill Park at 3001 East Drive and at Penn Station.
Accessibility: The trail is handicapped accessible. The surface is macadam. Some sections are relatively steep grade.
Websites: http://www.jonesfalls.org/index.php/programs/jones_falls_trail/
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/RecreationandParks/SpecialFacilities/JonesFallsTrail.aspx

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