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Downs Memorial Park No matter which way you are driving from, after entering the park, you come to a gate-house/toll-booth, immediately turn right into the first parking area. We meet in the first parking area. GPS Coordinates: 39.108926,-76.439839 Physical Address: 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122 Driving Directions: General Directions: Take MD 100 East to Mountain Road East. When Mountain Road veers off to the right, stay straight on Pinehurst Road, and take a right into the park entrance at Chesapeake Bay Road. The gatehouse/toll-booth will be straight ahead. After entering the park, immediately turn right into the first parking area. From Baltimore: Take I-695 to I-97 South. Leave I-97 at exit 14, and take MD 100 East to Mountain Road East. When Mountain Road veers off to the right, stay straight on Pinehurst Road, and take a right into the park entrance at Chesapeake Bay Road. The gatehouse/toll-booth will be straight ahead. After entering the park, immediately turn right into the first parking area. This is where we meet! From Baltimore (Alternate Directions):
Take 695 to Route 10 south. Follow Route 10 until it merges with Route 100 east. Follow Rt. 100 until it merges with Mountain Road (Rt. 177 East). Follow Mountain Road for about 3.5 miles. The Park entrance is on your right. After you turn right, the gatehouse/toll-booth will be straight ahead. After entering the park, immediately turn right into the first parking area. This is where we meet! From Washington, D.C.: Take I-295 North to Route 100 East. Follow Rt. 100 east until it merges with Mountain Road (Rt. 177). Follow Mountain Road for about 3.5 miles. The Park entrance will be on your right. After you turn right, the gatehouse/toll-booth will be straight ahead. After entering the park, immediately turn right into the first parking area. This is where we meet!
From Key Bridge: After coming off the bridge, take the Rt. 10 south. Follow Route 10 until it merges with Route 100 east. Follow Route 100 until it merges with Mountain Road (Rt. 177). Follow Mountain Road for about 3.5 miles. The Park entrance will be on your right. After you turn right, the gatehouse/toll-booth will be straight ahead. After entering the park, immediately turn right into the first parking area. This is where we meet! From Bay Bridge: Follow Route 50 west to Route 2 north. Follow Route 2 to Route 100 east. Route 100 will eventually merge with Mountain Road (Rt. 177). Follow Mountain Road for about 3.5 miles. The Park entrance will be on your right. After you turn right, the gatehouse/toll-booth will be straight ahead. After entering the park, immediately turn right into the first parking area. This is where we meet! Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to, or in, Downs Memorial Park. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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