Birding Howard County, Maryland

Map and Directions for Patuxent Branch Trail

9190 Old Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046
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Patuxent Branch Trail - ADC 5053-E1 to G7 (19-K-2), Delorme 57-D6 (Pratt Railroad Bridge)
From MD 32, take Exit 14B (Broken Land Parkway South) for 0.2 mile to Guilford Road; left 0.2 mile to Murray Mill Road. From that intersection continue east on Guilford Road 0.7 mile to a right turn on Old Guilford Road where there is a Patuxent Branch Trail sign. The road ends within a few feet; turn left into a 10 car parking lot adjacent to the Pratt Railroad Bridge. There is a clear, easily deciphered trail map on the east side of the bridge. From this point it is possible to walk north on the paved section 2.0 miles to Lake Elkhorn or cross the bridge and walk the crushed gravel trail 1.5 miles to Vollmerhausen Road and Savage. If you wish to enter the PBT at the north end, park in one of the Lake Elkhorn lots and take the path under Broken Land Parkway which is below the dam at the west end of the lake. To start at the south end, follow directions to the lot for the Wincopin Trails on Vollmerhausen Road, west of the Little Patuxent River. From that lot, take the sidewalk on Vollmerhausen Road downhill (to the right). Just before the bridge, cross the road to the trail entrance on the north side of the road.

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