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Soldier’s Delight-both sides dayhike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Soldier's Delight, Owings Mills, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 14 2014  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Dec 2 2014 3:21 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 13 2014 3:21 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


A short (6 miles, for both loops), and relatively easy (moderate hill and dale, not particularly rocky terrain); suitable for most hiking ability levels. 

Come explore one of Maryland's Natural Environmental Areas.  Explore a serpentine bald, then cross the road and follow the trails past a colonial-era chorminum mine, and alongside a slow moving creek.

More on the park itslef:  " Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area (NEA) is comprised of 1,900 acres of serpentine barren. The area has over 39 rare, threatened, or endangered plant species as well as rare insects, rocks and minerals. Rare grassland plant species are threatened by invasion of Virginia Pines. Currently, a five year effort of removing 1,000 acres of pines and prescribed burning are underway to return the area to natural serpentine habitat."

Lunch in/ around Owings Mills is a definite possibility.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots. Parts of the trail may be muddy and/or wet. Seasonably approrpaite hiking clothing. (cotton greatly discouraged)



Cash/credit if joining post hike lunch

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

sun protection

snacks for trail


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From I-695 take I-795N via exit 19 toward Owings Mills/Reisterstown. Take exit 7B on Franklin Blvd. west. Turn right on Church Road, left on Berrysman Lane, then left on Deer Park Road. We'll meet in the parking area at  the visitors' center.

My best guess is that the address here is 5100 Deer Park Road Owings Mills Md.

Most GPS units direct you to a parking area alongside Deer Park Rd....that is not the meeting spot.  From that lot, look down the road about 75 yards, for a drive/turnonff (There will be a signboard).  That leads to the visitors' center.

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