The Loch Raven Reservoir Park area is a great spot for some trail running. The large park is located about 20 miles north of Baltimore in the Phoenix, MD area (just north of Towson). There’s a large network of trails that are popular for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Most of the trails are a more technical in nature — they can be rooty, rocky, and hilly! There are some trails by the Reservoir, but there’s not really a loop trail. This interactive trail map is a good resource.
Pro tip for runners: On Saturdays and Sundays, Loch Raven Drive, between Providence Road and Morgan Mill Road, is closed to cars. It’s 1.7 miles one-way, and there are some nice water views.
- On weekends, start at Loch Raven Dr. & Morgan Mill Rd.
- Several parking areas, depending on section chosen