River Ridge Trail - Patapsco Valley State Park is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ellicott City, MD that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail takes hikers from the the campground road down a hill, over railroad tracks, and to the river. The trail begins at the campground road and follows a series of steep switchbacks down to the railroad tracks. Once across the tracks hikers can go down to the river.
Beautiful lush greenery and nice moderate hike. Quiet and peaceful
Tyler is correct, the hike is short but nevertheless still a good one. My dog loved it.
This is a nice but very short hike. The switchbacks are a nice workout but not very long so doable by any age. The railroad tracks look great and we were lucky to actually watch a train pass by. The dogs enjoyed the river and chased sticks for about an hour. This trail turned our evening into a good one. We were camping nearby.