A 15-mile-long (24-kilometer-long) network of hiking and bicycling trails in Baltimore, Maryland, named for the Gwynns Falls, whose course it follows, and the surrounding Gwynns Falls Leakin Park through which it traverses. It is part of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Trail System. A variety of trail alignments, sidepaths on existing streets, and on-street parts are used along the trail.
The route is made up of a mainline that runs for 10.75 miles (17.30 km) and a variety of branches, including the Middle Branch Trail, the Hutton Trail, and the Dickeyville Trail. The trail is 10.75 miles (17.30 km) long. All of these routes are identified as part of the Gwynns Falls Trail by signage, and their separate names are listed on the mile markers that record their journey. The Middle Branch Path, as well as a segment of the mainline trail east of the Middle Branch Trail’s northern end, are all included in the East Coast Greenway’s network of hiking and biking trails.
Click here for some more information on Ellicott City.The Gwynns Falls Trail, which opened in 1998, is currently operated as a public-private partnership: the path is owned and administered by the City of Baltimore, while the Parks & People Foundation coordinates community involvement, volunteer activities, and events throughout the trail’s length and width.
Several extensions of the Gwynns Falls Trail are being proposed in the vicinity of the downtown district. There will be a designated walkway that will follow the Gwynns Falls between Carroll Park and the Middle Branch, bypassing the on-street segment between the two locations. This also includes a proposal to renovate the abandoned bridge across the Middle Branch itself, which would serve as a bike-pedestrian bridge between Westport and Federal Hill. Additionally, it is intended to extend the Middle Branch Trail system southward through undeveloped area parallel to the Baltimore Light Rail line, toward Anne Arundel County.
While the stub of Interstate 70 that exists inside the Beltway was planned to be removed as part of the Baltimore Red Line project, bicycling advocates in Baltimore City proposed retaining the bridge structure over Security Boulevard or its abutments for a safer crossing and the extension of the Gwynns Falls Trail as part of the project. But the Red Line proposal was shelved in early 2015, and Interstate 70 was cut to the Beltway in 2014, leaving the stub end of the highway without a designation. For more information be sure to check out Benjamin Banneker Historical Park.
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