Oregon Ridge Park
ElevationAscent: 523' 160 m
Descent: -524' -160 m
High: 632' 193 m
Low: 358' 109 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
Current trail conditions
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“Hop into Oregon Ridge Park for a forested respite from urban life.”— Moe Myint
Colored arrow markers were installed on the trails so the Red Trail, Tan Trail, Purple Trail, etc. is what we are calling the trails now. I am a trail guide and council member. We have plans for improvements to many of the trails with Austin Steo with Trails Conservancy.
Hikers have expressed their interests in having descriptions of the trails, length, difficulty and installing railings on the Orange Trail above the lake. I have asked if Justin can help with this so we can post on our website and have printed trail descriptions in the nature center for hikers to review before heading out into the park.
Turn right onto the white-blazed Shortcut Trail. After only a few minutes, the trail converges with the yellow-blazed Ivy Hill Trail.
Follow the Ivy Hill Trail for less than a quarter mile before crossing another pipeline path and descending the hill to hit a junction with the S. James Campbell Trail. Take a left and hike up to the hill to see a small pond, take a water/snack break, and enjoy the pleasant view.
When you're ready to continue on, head back on the trail to the junction and take a left onto the S. James Campbell Trail. This yellow-blazed trail will cross Baisman Run four times as it ascends a hill for less than a mile or so.
After eventually crossing another pipeline path, bear right onto the Loggers Trail at the following junction. The old ski slope will be on your right, which affords beautiful views of the Hunt Valley.
Now descending a hill, continue hiking along the Logger Trail to cross another pipeline path and reach a large junction.
At the junction, look for the orange-blazed Lake Trail. Follow the orange-blazed trail to cross a bridge and head uphill, with the lake on your right side, to end near the parking lot where you started.
Land Manager: Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks