Sunday, November 30, 2014

Oregon Ridge Park

Baltimore Co.,

Hiking Trails:
Ridge Trail: Tan blaze
Red Trail: Red blaze
Laurel Trail: Blue blaze

Total time: 1:00 min
Estimated Distance: 1.6 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended in the Baltimore Area
Points of Interest: Nature Center, Natural Area

Google Map of Parking:

I was in Baltimore visiting family for the weekend, and we stuck around Sunday morning and went to this park that has some hiking trails. While not dramatic, this wooded area close in proximity to Baltimore is very refreshing and was a very good place for a family hike. There are several trails and some hills and valleys which are relatively large for the Baltimore area. We parked at the Nature Center entrance and explored the Nature Center, which explains some of the wildlife in area with several animal species (think of it as a mini, two room indoor zoo.)

We then took the Loggers Red Trail, to the Ridge Tan Trail, back to to the Loggers Red Trail, and then climbed down the hill via the Laurel Blue Trail. At the bottom we explored the farm area, which has some domestic animals, as well as the playground and gardens.

The weather was very warm and may have even gotten up to 60 degrees. There were still small but melting pockets of snow in some of the shady areas on the top remaining from Wednesday's snowstorm.

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