Accessible/ Adaptive Recreation
Trolley Trail #9 is a short trail that starts in Ellicott City and ends in Catonsville. The trail distance is about 1.25 miles (one way). The trail can be reached from Parking Lot A in Ellicott City or in Catonsville at the end of Edmondson Avenue.
The first thing you may notice about the Trolley Line #9 is a massive rock. The granite was hand-cut in the 1890s in Catonsville. Today these 100-foot-high walls create a striking gateway to the trail from historic Ellicott City just across the Patapsco River from Oella. As you get farther along on the paved trail, you will notice the Cooper Branch- a small Patapsco River tributary winding alongside the path. Soon, you will reach several trail connections, with Banneker Historic Park and Museum, near the 1-mile marker.
This trail is suitable for walking, running, and cycling and is accessible year-round. Dogs are welcome on the trail but must be leashed.