Saturday, October 27th

posted Oct 25, 2012, 10:13 PM by Erik Thiele Orberg   [ updated Oct 25, 2012, 10:24 PM ]

This Saturday we're running the Jones Falls Trail. Meet at 9am at the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon (by the JHMI shuttle stop):

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Route description

  1. Head West to Cathedral St, then make your way North. The road soon turns into Maryland Ave, continue to follow its course.
  2. After crossing I-83, make a left onto Falls Road and find the Jones Falls Trail.
  3. Follow the Jones Falls Trail Northwest until it becomes a series of switch-backs.
  4. Continue the climb and keep left when you reach the top. Cross I-83 again as you make your way to Druid Hill Park.
  5. Follow Wyman Park Drive until you see tennis courts on your left, continue running a few more meters until you hit the water fountain. This is the turn-around point for S13.1 (Mile 2.5).
  6. S26.2 will back-track a couple of meters and follow East Drive as it skirts along the northern edge of the park. Be prepared for some big hills.
  7. Follow the road all until you hit the Jones Falls Trail again. This will be at a fork with Woodberry on your right and the park on your left. Keep left.
  8. Keep on Jones Falls Trail as you circle West, then South of the Maryland Zoo.
  9. When you see the reservoir ahead of you, take a left on Swann Dr and follow the road for a bit until you see the access point to the reservoir loop.
  10. Loop South around the reservoir until you come all the way back around, then take the trail parallel to Red Rd back to the water fountain.
  11. Trace your steps back to the start!


  • Meet at 9am (you'll be starting together with S26.2)
  • Mileage goal: 5 Mi.


  • Mileage goal: 10 Mi.
  • Make sure to save some energy for the hills!


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