Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
Trails are open during daylight hours. In general, the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station lot and restrooms on the B&A Trail open at 7 a.m. and the south lot opens at approximately 8 a.m. Please take note of posted closing times, since they change with the time of sunset. The B&A Trail’s Ranger Station is staffed Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. An entire trail or portions of it may be closed at the discretion of the Rangers due to unsafe conditions. In particular severe weather associated with summer thunderstorms presents a safety hazard due to power lines along the pathways. The trails are not cleared of snow in the winter and may be icy.
There are no entrance or parking fees for any Anne Arundel County Trails park. Some programs sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks and/or the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails may have costs and user fees associated with participation.
Enjoy the Anne Arundel County Trails system by ensuring that you have a safe visit. Follow the park rules and practice good trail etiquette every time you visit.
Park Rangers regularly patrol the trail system to enforce regulations and provide visitor services to park users. Park rules protect the park and ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors. All park regulations are enforceable by Anne Arundel County Police.
|Rules and Regulations|
We should all be reminded that crime could happen anywhere, including our trails and parks. It is therefore wise to make special efforts to protect ourselves, discourage crime and manage unexpected accidents. If possible carry a cell-phone. Tell someone where you are going and when you will return, better still exercise with a buddy. Choose a safe time and place to exercise, and exercise in a populated area. Be aware that with tall trees along both sides trails become dark quickly and officially close at dusk. Trails are not lighted at night and individuals found on the trails after dark can be charged with trespassing. Keep fully alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, don’t use headphones or other devices which diminish your ability to hear. Immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity. Telephone 911 for emergencies or situations in progress and those occurring after park hours. Report other concerns to Rangers or other personnel on the trail or the Ranger Station on Earleigh Heights Road.