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    Easier / Fire Road type trails near Baltimore

    So, I'm an experienced rider who rides the Avalon area of Patapsco a lot, but my wife is just starting to ride. At this point I'm trying to build her confidence up prior to taking her on any real single track around here. With all of this stated, I think the next step would be to get here on some fire road type trails, but I can not think of any area around Baltimore that has "roads" like this. Can you guys help me out, or suggest a very easy "off road" ride some where? I'm talking like 3 to 6 miles, and super easy. Thanks in advance, as I know someone on this forum will help me out!!!
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    Robert E Lee park has some decent rail-trails that would probably be good for a new rider, I don't know about the length.

    Fairland Park (Laurel) is a pretty easy as well...

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    Legal Loch Raven trails.
    Patuxent Research Refuge.

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    If you're familiar with Avalon take her to the Rockburn park trails, not to be confused with the Skills park. Rockburn has a small network of super easy beginner mountain bike trails.

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    By easy you mean short, shallow hills (if any) and a smooth, tech free surface? Maybe the rail trail from Cockeysville north?

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    MA & PA Heritage Corridor in Belair. It is not a fire trail, but it's a stone dust trail with some moderate slopes through woods along stream valley. Nice scenery too.

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    Yeah I would second a few of the other comments - NCR Trail in Hunt Valley or Robert E Lee. I could see Loch Raven being a little too rough for her.

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    Thanks for all of the replies. I think you all are nailing what I was looking for. I'm trying to get her used to just being on the bike and dirt, on non technical stuff, before dumping her into Avalon, which is only 1/2 mile from our house...I was thinking about the Rockburn trails, but was wondering if there was anything else, and it appears there is! Thanks!
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