We’ll explore this beautiful area of Columbia, running at least 5-6 miles. Please drive to the new Ranger Station/Parking lot at the address below. Sometimes, the gates are locked on Sundays. If they are, just continue to the second address listed below on South Wind Circle.
#1 Choice: Trotter Parking Area, 5795 Trotter Rd, Columbia 21044
From Rte 29 at Rte 32: Take 32W to Great Star Dr exit. Turn right onto Great Star Dr. Make right onto Summer Sunrise. Continue to Trotter Rd & make left. Proceed 1 mile to parking area on the right just beyond the traffic circle.
From Rte 29 at Rte 108: Take Rte 108 west & continue past Centennial Ln. Proceed past Harpers Farm Rd to Trotter Rd & make left. Continue to parking area on the left. If you reach the traffic circle, you”ve gone too far.
#2 Choice (if #1 is locked): South Wind Circle Trailhead, 6495 South Wind Cir, Columbia 21044
From the locked gate, continue down Trotter Rd to South Wind Circle (about another 1/2 mile). Enter circle & proceed to trailhead on left (opposite Misty Top Pass).