Lake Montebello and Herring Run Park make for a nice combination run. They’re located in northeast Baltimore, 2 miles east of Johns Hopkins University. For an even longer run, combine with Clifton Park.
Lake Montebello has a paved 1.3 mile loop path with divided lanes for walkers, runners and bikers. There are nice views of the water the whole way. At the southeast end of the lake, there’s a connector path to Herring Run Park. This park features the pleasant, mainly wooded Herring Run Trail, which is a ~4 mile loop combining each side of Herring Run Stream. The combined route is up to ~5.5 miles. Note: some folks we talked to recommended being cautious about running alone here.
- Can combine with our Johns Hopkins University area route. It’s 2 miles east from the university to Montebello Lake, using E 33rd St. — a wide avenue with good sidewalks and set back homes.
- Clifton Park can be an add-on. There are some paths and runnable roads, though much of the park is comprised of a golf course. The Mayfield residential area between Herring Run Park and Clifton Park has attractive streets and homes.
- Lake Montebello Loop: 1.3 miles; Herring Run Loop: 4 miles; Combining the two is 5.5 miles (8.8 km)
- Herring Run Trail is 152 feet
- Parking areas at Montebello Lake or Herring Run Park
- There's a connector path between the two parks
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This is a spectacular run. The Lake is actually 1.33 miles per lap. This area is a beautiful family area and is as safe for running alone as any other area in a major city.