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Serpentine Trail (White Trail)

Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 202' 62 m
Descent: -205' -62 m
High: 697' 213 m
Low: 511' 156 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Chris Coder

A nice running and hiking loop with varied terrain and history.

Chris Coder

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring

Hunting is permitted during white tailed deer season in designated areas only. No hunting Sunday and other specified days.

Visit the MD DNR Soldiers Delight website for more information, and click here for a printable PDF map.

Description

Nestled in the outskirts of Risterstown and Owings Mills, this gem that you have stumbled upon will truly delight for both the newbie and the seasoned hiker!

Starting on the north side of the trail, you'll shortly encounter a semi-technical dirt singletrack with plenty of roots to keep you on your toes. After crossing the Forest Rd. clearing, you'll soon encounter the barren rocks of the serpentine; there is signage on the trail describing the reason for the loose rock that you are now traversing over. After the field of recently burned / cleared trees, you'll cross several small streams and begin a short climb back into the singletrack before making your way to cross the Forest Rd. again and head toward the southern entrance to the trail, which is also where the visitor center is located.

The trail features varied terrain, dirt singletrack, doubletrack, roots, small stream crossings, open field, and serpentine barren rock making for a fun and varied hike.

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Dec 22, 2019
Leonardo Faye
2.3mi
Jun 23, 2019
Mike T
2.4mi — 1h 00m
Apr 9, 2019
Andrei Kovalev
Mar 30, 2019
Mike T
2.4mi — 0h 54m
Nov 10, 2018
S So
After a rain it’s muddy so waterproof hiking boots a must! Rocky spots. Great views. Awesome time. Dogs prob not a good idea. 2.4mi
Feb 20, 2018
C H
muddy, but nice 2.3mi

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