Gwynns Falls Trail

Gwynns Falls Trail (HM1YKZ)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21229
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N 39° 18.121', W 76° 42.501'

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Gwynns Falls Park at I-70/Franklintown

Here at Interstate 70, this hiking and biking trail runs 15 miles through nearby Franklintown and the Gwynns Falls valley to the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore and the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The trail takes you on historic Franklin Turnpike for a few blocks near Dead Run and into Franklintown Historic District. Parking is available at the Park & Ride facility. Picnic areas and restrooms are available at Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2) located 1.6 miles east in Leakin Park.

Study the MapAfter Franklintown, you will pass through a mature Piedmont hardwood forest. As you cross over Dead Run and enter Winans Meadow, you will pass by a mid-1800's iron waterwheel, which pumped water from Dead Run to Thomas de Kay Winan's former Crimea estate on top of the ridge.

(Inscription above the image on the bottom left) John H. Piel ran a grocery and livestock feed store in Franklintown, one of Baltimore's first planned communities.

(Inscription in the image at the top) Bicyclists cross over Dead Run which flows into the Gwynns Falls and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.

(Inscription beside the image on the right) This 1969 drawing shows how I-70 was envisioned to go through Gwynns Falls and Leakin Parks, tunneling under the historic Crimea estate, as well as
developing active recreation facilities to compensate for the highway. Community residents fought to retain the natural character of the two parks, so I-70 stops here at the park boundary.

(Inscription over the image in the bottom right) Children pose on Franklintown Road in 1901.
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council/A project of the Parks and People Foundation
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352697 N 4351683
Decimal Degrees39.30201667, -76.70835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.121', W 76° 42.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 7.26" N, 76° 42' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-70, Baltimore MD 21229, US
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