|In Short:||Carroll / 410.386.2103 / 8 mi. / 1,044 acres / natural|
Union Mills is a county recreational area located in Carroll County, Maryland off of Route 97, north of Westminster, Maryland. It is a great place to visit for trail riders living in north central Maryland or southern Pennsylvania. It features over 8 miles of equestrian trails that are mostly in woodland. Many of the trails are old access roads or have been blazed through woodland. The trails are easy on a horse's feet with only a few sections that are rocky or washed out. There are also a few spots were small streams cross the trails, and areas can be muddy in wet weather.
From September 1 through February 15 the trails are closed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for hunting. Trails are completely closed for two weeks for Firearm Deer Season beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For issues, contact Natural Resources Police 24 Hours 410-260-8888 or 1-800-825-7275
|Activities:||Horseback riding, hiking, biking, cross country skiing.|
|Location:||Union Mills Reservoir, John Owens Road, Westminster, MD 21158|
|Length/Surface:||Over 8 miles of trails. Dirt and crushed rock surface. |
This ride covered a distance of 7.51 miles in 2 hours, 57 minutes -- about 2.5 mph.
|Trail Characteristics:||Single track and a gravel country lane. Up and down switchbacks, through creeks, and along pleasant rolling fields.|
|Water for Horses:||yes, in creeks.|
|Access and Parking:||A southern parking area is located at 307 John Owings Rd, Westminster, MD 21158. A more northern parking area is at 111-127 Kowomu Trail, Westminster, MD 21158 and serves the northern trails and also the eastern trails (Spiegle Hill trails).|
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