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Kendall Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 818' 249 m
Descent: -443' -135 m
High: 1,888' 575 m
Low: 1,493' 455 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Rachel L

Nice hike along a flowing river.

Rachel L

Features Historical Significance · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Relatively flat trail, very easy for the first 2 miles.

No parking at trailhead.

Need to Know

No parking at trailhead. Need to park across from the library, at the intersection of Chestnut and First Avenue. From the trailhead, drive north on Morris Street and turn right onto Chestnut Street. Cross First Avenue and parking is on the left.

Muddy trail, wear good boots.

Description

Very easy hike for the first 2 miles -- flat and well maintained. Significantly muddy stretch intermittently for 0.25-5 miles around mile 2.5. There is supposed to be an abandoned town around mile marker 2, but it's too overgrown to see anything. Pushing forward, the trail becomes more rocky and has several small stream crossings towards the end.

There are some lovely areas of rapids to enjoy hiking past. The trail ends rather abruptly around 5.5 miles in. Just beyond the end of the visible trail, there is an area called National Falls, a portion of rapids on the river. We found some nice rocks to sit on to enjoy lunch then headed back. Most people turn back after a couple of miles, so we enjoyed the majority of the hike without seeing other hikers.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of gnats. We saw one deer. Spotted raccoon tracks.

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View at the end of the hike, area of rapids called National Falls.
Aug 14, 2019 near Oakland, MD

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