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Free Range: A Summer Run Down the Trolley Trail

The shade provides a cooling canopy on hot days.

If running or walking outside during the hot summer months is more difficult for you, consider running at a place like the Trolley Trail No. 9.

The trail, which runs between Catonsville and Ellicott City, is a great place for runners, biker and walkers of all ability levels.

In Catonsville, the trail is accessible where Edmondson Avenue dead ends at .

Starting in Catonsville, the trail goes downhill and takes you to edge of downtown Ellicott City. One way is just under 1.5 miles, but you can also take a side trail to the .

The trail is shaded most of the way and crosses several intersections. There are several benches and a stream that also meanders along the trail. For a side trip, stop at or in Oella. 

The trail is part of a network of trails created by Catonsville Rails to Trails. For a review of other rail trails in Catonsville, check out this .

Free Range is about places outdoors that are healthful recreation for people of all ages.

Got a favorite trail in the area? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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