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Robert E. Lee Park

Average Rating:    (4.24 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 21

Just a bunch of fun loops, most lasting no longer than a minute or two. But lots of fun obstacles and logs to cross. There is a deep gully that runs the length of the trail, with several real fun drop-offs along it. The main drop off is pretty smooth and easy now - looks scarier than it is. Another dropoff is actually pretty steep, but as long as you hang back you will be fine. There are actually some pretty technical, rocky dry-creek paths you can follow as well, where you can work on your rock-bed skills - I hardly ever see bikers up there. Finally, a decent loop is possible by climbing a concrete drainage ditch and doing a fun downhill, but you will have to ask someone there to show you the path. Overall, a fun quick place to ride if is it is late and ther is no time to handle Avalon or Loch Raven.
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Latitude
39.388912320155946
Longitude
-76.64989471435547
Trail Directions
Entrance to park is about a half mile north of Mt. Washington Bike Shop on Falls Road. Go thru Lake Ave intersection and make right after convenience stores. You should see a sign for park. Take paved path up to the pavillion, and make left down footpath to cross Light Rail tracks. Trails start here.
Trail Length
3-7
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mt Washington
   


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Review Date
March 20, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Hunter ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is very close to baltimore it is just outside off falls road which is awesome! The trail its self is not very large which is good and bad one you don't have to worry about where you are going really you won't get lost. (at least not for a long time!) This allows for you to just ride! The ground is pretty hard packed dirt/ clay. There are some big trees that are easily passible by having to dismount and go under them. There are plenty of roots once you get off the main trail. The trails are tight and banked and turn a lot which is finn. Its up and down hills and downhills nothing to strenuous which allows for you to ride around a few hours and not be dead. The terrain park is awesome for experienced as well as beginners. It could use some work (maintenance obviously) There are some walkers but the times i went it wasn't annoying and they were very nice about bikers on the trails. Overall a fun trail for cursing down long stretches and some sketch high ridged riding over the river!

Recommended Route:
Go across the bridge after you park over in the parks parking lot. Then just go up the steep hill that is paved and work your way up that hill until you see the stairs that go down the back of the ridge. You will see the trail after you cross the light rail tracks. After that its all up to you!



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Review Date
August 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tbaier ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Not so much a destination as a close diversion for city dwellers. Maybe worth a look if you are sick of the bigger/better nearby locations of Loch Raven/Patapsco.

I am always finding little bits that I have never seen/ridden and you can have quite a fun time linking up a few different paths into one circuit. You have to use your imagination a bit to get the most out of it. Its not a place where you can just pedal in and have a great time. I certainly wouldn't call it "lame" and if you are actually looking for a real half-pipe, I suggest you buy some wood and build one as this one will not fit the bill. But like I said, if you link the half-pipe up into a circuit, it makes for a pretty exciting XC feature.

Recommended Route:
The bridge at the main entrance is closed for repairs (opening 2011?) so best access is up north. From just south of the Brooklandville fire station on Falls Rd., park and enter on the east side of the road just north of the guardrail. Follow that trail back a ways (don't miss the humps, logs and drops along the right), dismount and cross the really narrow bridge and then you're in the park proper. Most of the single-track lies off to your right - best to start exploring over there, especially off of where several trails seem to merge (about a minute past the bridge). The BMX area is on the left a little further down and has a few things that your average XCer might find interesting.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Long live Loch Raven.



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Review Date
March 23, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RASKARLE ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I was fooled by the reviews here on this website. This trail is real lame. I started biking at Avalon/Patapsco Valley so I guess I'm a little spoiled with that. If you're gnarly and looking for your adrenaline rush, you won't find it here. The main trail is flat and slow. The little trails that shoot off into the woods don't offer too much downhill and are very soft so you don't really pick up too much speed. The BMX course in the center of the park needs some maintenance, but could be fun. If you're looking for a speedy single track don't go here. If you're looking to jump over some dogs then this is the place for you. O yeah and this "halfpipe" thing I've read about is weak. You just make a fast drop then up the other side, not worth driving here for that.

Recommended Route:
I-83 South to Right on Lombard to Left on Light Street to Right on Conway Street to I-395 South to I-95 South to Route 166 Park and Ride and pedal across Rolling Road to the Avalon Section. DO NOT waste your time with this trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Avalon



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Review Date
October 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sam W ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Robert E. Lee is a great park. I thought it was going to be awful after Isabell but i was wrong. Other than the fact that the BMX park is totally ruined because every tree in there fell, everything else is better. The piles of logs that were in the trails were filled in with mud so they can be used as a mini jump/ramp. It would be nice to have that done to all the logs. Since the weather is cooler now the dirt is firm allowing for a smoother easier rides. The halfpipe, also known as devils ditch, is steep but fun if you want a quick adrenaline rush. The rock trails near the top are great to go down, and fun to go up aswell, it just takes some serious work. LOOK OUT FOR PINCH FLATS HERE. There is a trail that goes into ruxton area where you can bike for another 10 min and get the trails in Loch Raven

Recommended Route:
I start in by the two entrances near princeton sports off of falls roads. one is the Rock Entrance another is a path by the water, either way it is easy to get in and out of.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The other trails I would recommend are the ones in Loch Raven.



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Review Date
June 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: Jamie G. , from Baltimore

Summary:
Nice trail, On average I go back about once or sometimes twice a weekend during the school year. In the summer I am normally down at the trail three or four times a week. It is a really nice trail with a single track for beginners but also extensive side trails raning from light downhills to nearly vertical rock technical courses. Some good places to check out in the park are
1. BMX course
2. Devil's Ditch (half-pipe)
3.a set of drops that me and my friend built right before the bridge in the middle of the trail.



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