hiking

birding

views

mountain biking

forest

wildlife

walking

river

wild flowers

nature trips

trail running

dogs on leash

kid friendly

horseback riding

waterfall

Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the parks many popular pavilions. One of Marylands first state parks (founded in 1907), the valley and its natural resources have been enjoyed by the Native Americans, explorers, settlers and present-day citizens. With its source in Frederick and Carroll counties, the Patapsco serves the Port of Baltimore, and empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The park is well known for its trail opportunities for hikers, bikers, and horses as well as it's outstanding scenery and historic ruins. Patapsco State Park has 190 miles of trails.

trail running
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Date 1/11/2017 Great Hike and nice views of the river.

hiking
14 days ago

Love this trail. Awesome scenery

hiking
20 days ago

Nice series of trails, especially the rapids trail. Could use a bit more signage, but it's not hard to find your way around. Would definitely go back!

This is a great trail for all. Featuring little small water closing and a Water Falls. Well-maintained trails and the trees are marked (BLUE). There is access to this trail system from two locations. Orange Grove/Avalon at the Swinging Bridge or from the top of the valley at Landing Rd. The Rootball trail is (Closed). An updated trail map will show you the NEW TRAIL (Garrett Pass). I added his map to the pictures. Dec. 27 was in the Mid 60's. Warm day.

This is a great trail for all. Featuring little small water closing and a Water Falls. Well-maintained trails and the trees are marked (BLUE). There is access to this trail system from two locations. Orange Grove/Avalon at the Swinging Bridge or from the top of the valley at Landing Rd. The Rootball trail is (Closed). An updated trail map will show you the NEW TRAIL (Garrett Pass). I added his map to the pictures. Dec. 27 was in the Mid 60's. Warm day.

nice hike through the woods, with a stream crossing on the Hop the Snake portion

hiking
26 days ago