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Baltimore Inner Harbor

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Boats and more in the Inner Harbor


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5.2

Miles

8.4

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Out and Back

8' 2 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

7' 2 m

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Overview

This is a wonderful route that gives you a complete view of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. It is mostly brick lined so it's a bit easier on the knees that straight concrete. The only drawback can be the crowds, but if you are interested in watching people while you hike it's great.

Need to Know

The most critical thing about this trail/path is that it is best to go in the morning or late evening because it can get very crowded--especially in the summer months. Because it runs through the Inner Harbor there are plenty of places to grab a drink or find a restroom

Description

You can start this route anywhere, but to avoid a bunch of overlaps, start on either end. If you start on the other side of the aquarium, you get a bit of everything--concrete, bridges, bricks.

To increase mileage, utilize each of the piers, which you can do--they aren't blocked off. Again, this gives you a unique perspective as you can see both the front of the buildings and the backs (which also happen to be the water views).

You do cross a few pedestrian bridges, but that is the key--no cars. In fact, this whole path has no cars, which is great.

When you get on the other side of the harbor you are traveling right along the water through a more residential section of the Inner Harbor. Again, this gives you a different perspective. Obviously you can turn around at any point, but it is an out and back.

There is nothing better than an early morning outing along the water and this route delivers!

Flora & Fauna

Not much in the way of flora and fauna. Some urban plantings and birds. Seagulls are present in the harbor area.

Shared By:

Peter Magnuson with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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  3.4 from 7 votes

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Looking back toward the Baltimore Aquarium
Aug 17, 2015 near Baltimore, MD
From the Harbor back to the city
Aug 17, 2015 near Baltimore, MD
Through the neighborhood
Aug 17, 2015 near Baltimore, MD

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Jun 29, 2017
Katie Kelley
3.2mi
Oct 29, 2016
Hawkeye Johnson
Spent the whole time not only doing the trail but exploring the city. Overall a excellent place for cityscape photos of the harbor. Great weather too 5.2mi
Aug 16, 2016
David Samuels
Aug 12, 2016
Meara HM
May 26, 2003
Jean-Claude Linossi
Have walked a section of the Inner Harbor during my visit to Baltimore — 0h 30m