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Jones Road Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

A quiet trail along the river with a lot of history.


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1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

44' 13 m

High

13' 4 m

Low

27' 8 m

Up

31' 10 m

Down

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Avg Grade (1°)

3%

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Family Friendly There are a couple of areas where you can get to the river easily to play/splash. Not stroller friendly.

Description

From the parking area, take the only marked path down to the river and head right. This trail is usually pretty deserted and in need of some love, but the history behind the area is a pretty neat story. I gave this an intermediate rating because of some of the ways the trail goes up over some of the ruins and back down (there are a couple of steep spots). If you go, please take a bag and help clean up the area. When you get to the end, just turn around and head back to the parking area.

Along the rocks by the river, you’ll see steel rods and an eye bolt and holes bored in the rock which used to support the bridge to cross to the other side. On the other side, there are even fewer remnants of Joppa Iron Works as it was taken over by a handful of distilleries which were in production up until 1958.

To read more about the history of the Joppa Iron Works, click here.

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Shared By:

Julie Gilchrist

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There is an old bridge that crosses the river.
Sep 21, 2016 near Perry Hall, MD

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