Maryland East Coast Greenway Trip Planner
|Amount on trails||39%|
|When to go||June through August is hot and muggy with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the winter months usually remain above freezing, although snow is not uncommon.|
|Highlights||B&A Trail’s Planet Walk, the BWI Trail circumnavigating the BWI Airport, Anapolis|
|Guides||ECGA cue sheets and Google maps|
User Types Accommodated
The completed trail segments in Maryland can accommodate a variety of users, as listed in the table below. However, because some of the route is still on road, we recommend that only experienced road bicyclists plan to travel the entire route. We will provide more details about the non-designated segments as soon as possible.
ECG travelers pause along the BWI Trail to watch planes take off from BWI Airport.
Designated Trail Details
These trails have been officially designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. There are other completed trails along the Maryland route that have not yet been designated. Please consult our Google maps and cue sheets for more detailed information on the route.
NOTE: Please contact the trail management agency or friends group with questions concerning trail access for individuals with disabilities.
In-line skaters: Trail conditions are variable, and even paved portions aren’t always smooth. We have attempted to note portions that are questionable for skating, but please be prepared to walk or go around certain portions of trail.
|Trail name||Location||Length||Surface||Users||For more info||Notes|
|MD border to Ashand||21 miles||stone dust||
|MC NDR||connects to the York County Heritage Trail in PA|
|Jones Falls Trail||Baltimore||1.5 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Jones Falls Watershed Assn.|
|Gwynn’s Falls Trail||Baltimore||7 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Gwynn’s Falls Trail Org.|
|BWI Trail||BWI Airport||13.5 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Anne Arundel County Trails|
|B&A Trail||Annapolis to Glenn Burnie||13 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Anne Arundel County Trail|
|Colonial Annapolis Maritime Trail System||Annapolis||2 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||City of Annapolis|
|Odenton Road Bicycle Path||Odenton||1.3 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Town of Odenton|
|WB&A Trail||Anne Arundel County||6 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Prince Georges County|
|Anacostia Tributary Trail System||Prince Georges County||9 miles||paved||cyclists, walkers, in-line skaters||Prince Georges County|
Counties and municipalities along the route
The Maryland East Coast Greenway passes through several counties and municipalities as it travels from Delaware to Washington, DC, including:
• Cecil County: Elkton, North East, Charlestown, Perryville
• Harford County: Havre de Grace, Churchville, Bel Air
• Baltimore County: Monkton, Glencoe, Cockeysville, Timonium, Towson, Baltimore
• Anne Arundel County: Halethorpe, Brooklyn, Linthicum Heights, Linthicum, Ferndale, Severn, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Annapolis, Millersville, Odenton
• Prince Georges County: Bowie, Greenbelt, Berwyn Heights, College Park, Riverdale, Hyattsville
The sun on the B&A Trail Planet Walk.
• Signs – Follow both ECG and local trail signage to find your way along completed sections. Pay close attention to your guide and cue sheets as signage is not available in all locations.
• Maps – Google maps of the route in Maryland are excellent for trip planning.
• Cue sheets – these turn-by-turn directions are a handy and easy way to navigate the route.
Before planning a trip, be aware of local trail conditions. Visit our Trail Alerts and Current Status to read about construction or detours that we are aware of. Always carry street maps with you in case of trail closures.
Visit the ECG Community Room to post questions to other trail users and read what other travelers have to say about their trip through Maryland.
Biller’s Bikes of Havre de Grace, Maryland offers free bridge crossing between Perryville and Havre de Grace for ECGA members.
Public Transportation in Maryland
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (click on “outdoor activities”): www.dnr.state.md.us
Anne Arundel County Trails www.aacounty.org/recparks/parks/aacotrails_park/index.cfm
Baltimore Spokes www.baltimorespokes.org
C&O Canal Association www.candocanal.org
Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec/
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway www.lshgreenway.org
Potomac Heritage Partnership www.potomacheritage.org
Wanderbirds Hiking Club www.wanderbirds.org
In-line skaters on the B&A Trail.