The Gwynns Falls Trail
All 15 miles of the Gwynns Falls Trail are open.
The easiest way to get on the Trail is to start
at one of the 9 Trailheads (most with parking).
Trailhead 1 is at the I-70 Park & Ride near
Security Blvd. at the City-County boundary. From
there, the Trail generally follows the Gwynns Falls
stream southeast to the Middle Branch and the
Inner Harbor of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco
River. The Gwynns Falls Trail is a unique urban hiking
and biking Trail providing access to a scenic and
historic greenway stream valley in Baltimore City.
Check out the new Gwynns Falls Trail
Map and Information Guide
special points of interest and activities along the Trail.
Paper maps are available at most Trailheads or contact
Parks & People Foundation.
THE GWYNNS FALLS WATERSHED ECOLOGICAL RESOURCE ATLAS
. This Atlas documents the environmental and cultural
resources found within the Gwynns Falls Watershed.
Go to the Apple App Store and purchase the
Gwynns Falls Trail app
to help you navigate the Trail and
access loads of Trail information.
Gwynns Falls Trail is part of the
Baltimore National Heritage Area.
A Unique Urban Greenway and Stream Valley Connector for
The Trail travels through an environmentally
valuable urban greenway park in west and southwest
Baltimore City along the Gwynns Falls stream
valley. The greenway now connects over 2000 acres
of publicly owned parkland within the Gwynns Falls
stream valley and includes one of the largest
woodland parks in the Eastern United States -
Gwynns Falls and Leakin Parks. These parks alone
encompass 1200 acres and house approximately 20
miles of additional paths that wander up and down
the parks' slopes. These paths are wonderful for
hiking and are especially unique in an urban setting.
The Gwynns Falls Trail is a continuous recreation corridor
that connects over 30 neighborhoods in west and southwest
Baltimore with parklands, unique urban environmental
features, cultural resources and historic landmarks.
Local residents and visitors are able to bike, hike,
roller blade, fish in the stream, picnic, watch for
birds and other wildlife, undertake environmental
education activities, find solitude and enjoy nature, host
community festivals and meet friends and neighborhood
residents along the Trail.
Take a look at the various informational panels on
display along the Trail by clicking the text links below.
Or, open the small Baltimore City map below and access
the panel information by clicking on one of the 31 numbered
areas along the Gwynns Falls Trail.