9.9 miles
472 ft
-324 ft
175 ft
High Point
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Big Gunpowder Details

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden, Skinny
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Cross country single track trail following Big Gunpowder Falls from U.S. Route 40 (Pulaski Hwy) to Glenarm Road

Access Info

Trail can be primarily accessed from Pulaski Hwy, Philadelphia Road, Belair Road, Harford Road and Glenarm Road. BGP Trail also has numerous trail connections from adjacent neighborhoods.


Section upstream of Harford Road requires hike-a-bike along narrow path between fence and river but is rideable afterwards

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More Stats for Big Gunpowder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    148 ft
  • Altitude min
    6 ft
  • Altitude start
    6 ft
  • Altitude end
    155 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5.3 miles
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.2 miles
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