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Following conversations with Department of Transportation administrators and correspondence with Division of Recreation and Parks administrators, it is the understanding of the Gwynns Falls Trail Advocates, who represent cyclist and pedestrian users of the trail, that:

  1. The construction contract permits the contractor to close the trail during the periods when demolition and beam erection could create safety issues for trail users. Anticipated closures for these purposes are projected for the following approximate periods:
    1. North side demolition: present-January, 2018
    2. North side beam erection: early summer 2018 for 3-4 weeks
    3. South side demolition and beam erection: summer 2019 (dates TBD)
  2. DOT administration will monitor the contract to assure that the contractor adheres to the provision that the Gwynns Falls Trail is re-opened when these phases of the project are not in progress.

DOT administration will work with the Gwynns Falls Trail Advocates (represented by John McDonald) on the designation of possible detour routes during the closure periods. Consideration of detours will take into account such issues as topography, roadway safety, and security.

For more information or to report circumstances regarding the bridge closure site, please contract us at:

biking Bike Trail blaze

Follow the distinctive pavement blazes for wayfinding on the Gwynns Falls Trail.

Trailheads and Kiosks

Nine trailheads provide easy access and parking for hikers and bikers. Kiosks at each trailhead display a full trail map and information about the area. Below is a list of the trailheads with their Google Map coordinates. Below, click on the trailhead links to access their map locations and the kiosk links to view their content.

Trailhead Maps Kiosks
1. Gwynns Falls Park at I-70/Franklintown Kiosk
2. Leakin Park at Winans Meadow Kiosk
3. Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Kiosk
4. Leon Day Park at Franklintown Road Kiosk
5. Gwynns Falls Park at Frederick Avenue Kiosk
6. Carroll Park at the Golf course Kiosk
7. Inner Harbor at the Baltimore Visitor Center  
8. Middle Branch Park at Waterview Avenue Kiosk
9. Middle Branch Park at Hanover Street Kiosk
Other Kiosks
Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate
Gwynns Falls Park at Wilkens Avenue
Solo Gibbs Park at Henrietta Street
Carroll Park at the Historic Pigtown Neighborhood
Maryland Stadium Complex at Ostend and Warner Streets

Gwynns Falls Watershed Atlas

To learn more about environmental and cultural resources found within the Gwynns Falls Watershed, read THE GWYNNS FALLS WATERSHED ECOLOGICAL RESOURCE ATLAS.

Gwynns Falls Trail Neighborhoods

The Trail runs alongside and through 30 unique and historically important neighborhoods in Baltimore City. Here are the neighborhoods which border the Trail:

  • Allendale
  • Boyd-Booth
  • Carrollton
  • Caton
  • Cherry Hill
  • Dickeyville
  • Edgewood
  • Edmondson Village
  • Fairmount
  • Federal Hill
  • Franklintown Road
  • Gwynns Falls
  • Hillsdale
  • Hunting Ridge
  • Lower Edmondson
  • Mill Hill
  • Morrell Park
  • Mount Holly
  • Mount Olivet
  • Mount Winans
  • Otterbein
  • Pigtown
  • Ridgely's Delight
  • Rognel Heights
  • Rosemont
  • Sharp-Leadenhall
  • Shipley Hill
  • Saint Joseph
  • Walbrook
  • Washington Village
  • Westport
  • Windsor Hills
Gwynns Falls Trail Parks

The Trail runs through 10 unique and historically important parks in Baltimore City. Here are the parks the Trail provides access to:

  • Gwynns Falls Park
  • Leakin Park
  • Carroll Park
  • Solo Gibbs Park
  • Federal Hill Park
  • West Park
  • Leon Day Park
  • Ridgely's Cove Park
  • Middle Branch Park
  • Cherry Hill Park

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