The Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WBA) Trail runs along the site
of the former Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad. From 1908
through 1935, state-of-the-art electric commuter trains ran along this
route through Bowie and Glenn Dale, carrying passengers between
Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
The 5.6 mile trail from Route 450 in Glenn Dale, running northeasterly
to the Patuxent River, includes five bridge crossings, two tunnel
crossings, and two at-grade intersections. Ancillary facilities include
trail head parking and rest areas with benches, bike racks, and
landscaping. The 10-foot wide bituminous trail runs from Glenn Dale
through Bowie, and opened in November 2000. The trail will eventually be
extended across the Patuxent River into Anne Arundel County.