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Address: Annapolis, MD
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This 13-mile trail is ideal for biking.

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Biking, Site Seeing and Ice Cream! Oh My!

This was a great rail trail, level, paved with great scenery. Recommend starting early in the morning, less crowded. Two great places to stop for a water and or ice cream. All... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This was a great rail trail, level, paved with great scenery. Recommend starting early in the morning, less crowded. Two great places to stop for a water and or ice cream. All who shared space were respectful with notification in advance of passing you. We went 27.43 miles round trip and this wasn't all of it. Didn't make it to... More 

Thank OneHotRedhead
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A beautiful rail-to-trail conversion paved path stretching 13 miles through scenic wooded areas. Several bridges of various types add to the charm. Ranger's Station provides helpful information and clean restrooms. Great in all seasons. A few intersections to be alert to. Bike shop in Severna Park available directly off trail for emergency needs, as well as many fine choices for... More 

Thank mskathym818
Glen Burnie, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Walked parts of the trail weekly. Very peaceful. Trail is very well maintained. Safe parking at key points of the trail. Walked various parts of the trail from Robinson ave in severna park to the glen burnie court house.

Thank KevinK0715
Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I use the trail often - biking, running, dog walking. It's safe, easy to get to, and goes from BWI to Annapolis - and you can even get to Kinder Park on a small offshoot. The B&A marathon happens here!

Thank Kat I
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Trail goes through the woods, and beside roads. This busy trail suits walkers, and dog walkers, rollerbladers and bicycles. It goes from Manresa, through Severna Park, past the Marley Station and Harundale Malls, through Glen Burnie, past BWI airport and onward to Linthicum. It only has a few hills, and is mostly flat. If you bring your driver's license... More 

Thank reikimom999
Beltsville, Maryland
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36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you start from the BWI parking lot it isn't a bad ride, but it isn't anything exceptional. Doesn't really go to Baltimore or to Annapolis without getting on extenders. More like the Glen Burnie to Severna Park Trail. But not bad.

Thank Jeff M
Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

B&A is a paved trail that connects BWI trail to Annapolis. It is relatively flat but can be challenging depending on winds. There are a number of places to stop for food ( mile 4.5 has yogurt, coffee shop, bike store), water (mile 7.5 has a ranger station in old train station stop with water fountain, restrooms). The southern terminus... More 

Thank neslaw1
Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice flat path that goes from the Navy Academy Bridge all the way up the the airport. Can be busy on the weekends and especially the bikers who like to ride fast. Nice during the morning or afternoon. Be careful around the Glen Burnie area...but south and north are ok.

1 Thank dmr0816
Pittsburgh, PA
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were looking for a place to do some hiking during our recent visit to Annapolis and stopped first at Jonas Green Park along the river. The ranger there told us that there was no hiking there but we should head up the road a couple miles to try the B&A trail. So we did! While I wouldn't say it's... More 

1 Thank marsguy
Annapolis, Maryland
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224 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a paved over railroad bed (now removed) that runs from just north of Annapolis to BWI airport in Linthicum, MD. It is a great place to ride a bike, jog or walk. There is parking at the southern terminus just south of Rt. 50 on Rt. 450. Also in Severna Park at the park and ride at Rt.... More 

1 Thank lovetotravel560

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