Please be advised that 9271 Vollmerhausen Road, Jessup MD is an approximate address, unfortunately the trail doesn't have an exact address. If you are using a GPS---use[masked],[masked] as a more exact address. For a visual of the parking lot please refer to the map I created, http://goo.gl/maps/2hkxg.
Time for a little walk in the woods, let's do the Wincopin Trail in Savage Park. It's really beautiful and feels far removed from civilization even though it's so close to Columbia.The trails are wide and well-marked, and consist of several loops throughout the park. The trail we will be walking is about 1.5 miles through a wood-chip covered path (red trail), here is a map of the trail for those that are unfamiliar or would like to check out the area.There are some elevation changes, but nothing too challenging. Bring sneakers as it can get muddy in some areas. There are some interesting old ruins of bridges and dams that you'll see along the trail, and they are good vantage points for beautiful views of the river. You may hear the sound of nearby I-95 on part of the walk, which might affect your feelings of remoteness, but we just pretend it's the sound of a rushing river and we're happy.
The parking lot for the Wincopin trails of Savage Park is located on Vollmerhausen Road, a short distance downhill from the Patuxent Valley Middle School.
From the Columbia area: Take 29S to 32E, then exit off onto Broken land Parkway. Take a left onto Guilford Rd, a right onto Murrary Hill Rd and left onto Vollmerhasuen Rd. A nice scenic backroad trip, just gorgeous on these nice fall days.