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Loch Raven - Merrimans Loop

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Depending on direction, you want to keep close to the resevior's bank while riding. At points you may have to get on a road, just keep the resevoir to your inside. At the halfway point, you will come to a road with a steel bridge crossing. The trail head entrances are at the parking lot's left hand side or where the road below the bridge bottoms out. The trail head back to Dulaney Valley Rd is on the left. It's easy to get lost, but the effort is worth it. This trail can be tough.
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Latitude
39.42452501272267
Longitude
-76.59736633300781
Trail Directions
Take Baltimore beltway I695 to Dulaney Valley Rd north exit. Take Dulaney Valley north appox. 5.5 mile past Old Bosley Rd. Just after Old Bosley Rd park on left before bridge or on right after bridge. Counter Clockwise: If you park on left before bridge enter trail head in middle of field. Clockwise: After going over bridge look left after guard rail ends.
Trail Length
11.5
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Towson
Zip/Postal Code
21117
Country
USA
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: benlineberry ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Who ever wrote the previous review has no idea what they're talking about. The trail is hilly and technical, if you get on at the delaney valley road trail head. It's MOSTLY technical singletrack, if you know where you're going.

Recommended Route:
Get on at delaney valley road (before the bridge heading away from Towson. Go to the right hand trail and start climbing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Patapsco valley state park Avalon area.



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Review Date
December 2, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dtheo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode the West side of the reservoir. It was fireroad but I found some of the singletrack. There are some tough hills, but technically it was not much. The trail was boring - no twists or turns, just some climbing. I think the other side is supposed to be more challenging and maybe the seminary loop is better, but this provided me no incentive to return.

Recommended Route:
Not Merriman's loop



Comments
beaterbike9 (10/28/2010)
Great. Don't return, and don't tell any of your friends to come. Though evidently you missed most of the trail.
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Review Date
October 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kenjiprice ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail system rocks, just like all Baltimore area trails. You don't have to go to PA to get a great work-out close to home. This loop has hills, roots, log piles, rocky fire roads, and bald eagles.

Recommended Route:
I like to do this route counter clock-wise. It is more ridable in this direction for x-country riders. As at most places it's hard to describe a route. Check this place out, you may get lost but you won't be disappointed with it's challenges.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Loch Raven - Seminary Rd



Comments
Bunny5b (10/21/2007)
May get lost, you probably will get lost. Good time. Me and my buddie did it today. We did seminary loop and then this and then did seminary loop again to get back. We were dead!
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)
 


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