Railroad Bed Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -12' -4 m
High: 14' 4 m
Low: 1' 0 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)
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“A half-mile out-and-back trail that follows and old railroad, which cuts across the wetlands and ends at a long pier.”— Ryan Spr
Beginning at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Otter Point Trail, head west across the wetlands to the River Pier at the edge of the Patuxent River. Along the way, there is a boardwalk that runs south to an observation blind. Near the end of the trail is the Scrub-Shrub Boardwalk, which, while providing no view, immerses you within the thick, South Glebe Marsh.
The railbed trail ends at a long pier that ends on the main channel of the Patuxent River. There are views of the tidal wetlands, the old railway drawbridge pivot, and Mount Calvert Park.
SPRING: American Coot, Black-and-white Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Blue-winged Teal, Caspian Tern, Greater Yellowlegs, Hooded Warbler, Horned Grebe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Palm Warbler, Pied-billed Grebe, Prothonotary Warbler, Purple Martin, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler
AUTUMN: Great Egret, Northern Harrier, Magnolia Warbler, Red-headed Woodpecker, Sora
WINTER: Brown Creeper, Common Merganser, Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Green-winged Teal, Hermit Thrush, Killdeer, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ruddy Duck, Rusty Blackbird, Tundra Swan, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Winter Wren
ALL YEAR: American Goldfinch, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Canada Goose, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Double-crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, Great Blue Heron, Hairy Woodpecker,
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