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on Billy Goat Trail Section ...
21 hours ago

hiking

I loved hiking here went with my brother my mother and a dog and we all had a blast be prepared to climb up some rocks and have a ton of fun. Will definitely be doing this again !

on Beaver Marsh Trail (Orang...
1 day ago

hiking

Beautiful hike but certain portions not well marked/need clearing. Got a bit turned around after the beach (right at the beginning) - trail hard to see, and there was a big log across the path - but figured it out! Enjoyable with dogs and beginner hikers.

on Loch Raven Merryman Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Really nice trail. Beautiful water. Saw a snaked and was terrified so that's why i gave it a 4.

on Cromwell Valley Park with...
1 day ago

hiking

Trails are poorly marked. Got lost for a while. But nice park, beautiful nature.

on Fort Howard Park Trail
1 day ago

easy walk, pretty awesome to check out the historic stuff around the park

on Billy Goat Trail
2 days ago

Fun hike! An easier version of Old Rag

on Billy Goat Trail
2 days ago

I come here almost every weekend! Extremely fun trail!

on Switchback trail in Patap...
3 days ago

trail running

Switchback is a well marked trail that offers decent elevation changes and a combination of flat sandy soil and rocky terrain. Oh, and there's horse poo to watch out for too.

The head of the trail is just downhill from the entrance where you honorably pay $2 or 3 to the park, although you will see people parking in a gravel area along Marriottsville Rd and crossing the road to enter a 'corner' of the loop. The trails in this part of Patapsco Valley Park are very well marked.

NOTE: When following the red lined map that AllTrails shows as this trail, I accidentally continued towards the road instead of following the obvious path to the left. Switchback = white blazes. It's easy!

on Fort McHenry Trail
3 days ago

road biking

Easy trail. Good for beginners. Scenic ride along the water.

on Monroe Run Trail
3 days ago

backpacking

The water was low in many areas and there were A LOT of stinging nettles; nonetheless, it was a good hike. Our group did not see anyone one else during our stay. Camped overnight near the stream and had an easy walk out in the morning.

on Quiet Waters Park Trail
3 days ago

hiking

The gravel path was perfect for pushing a jogging stroller. Beautiful tree canopy giving lots of shade. There was some off the beaten path viewpoints of the water which was spectacular. We loved it.

on Switchback Trail - McKeld...
4 days ago

hiking

Nice trail. We combined it with the trail to the rapids which ran along the river.

on Falls Nature Trail - Cato...
4 days ago

hiking

Good trail, well traveled. Have to cross the road to access a boardwalk to get to the falls. Lots of road noise while hiking which sort of spoils the natural mood.

on Falling Branch Trail to K...
4 days ago

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on Down Memorial Park Trail
4 days ago

road biking

Nice paved loop trail around the perimeter of the park, passing though some light forested areas, some open areas and by the water. Trail features a couple bridges and wildlife; we saw a doe standing along the trail. There is also a fishing pier, playground and dog beach available. Great location for a family outing, picnic and having fun with Fido. The park also has a bike club where after you log 360 miles of riding, you can earn a patch from the Park information center. There is a small fee for entry (free for veterans with ID) and ample parking.

on Snavely Ford Antietam Nat...
4 days ago

hiking

As of August 2016, the Burnside Bridge at the southern end of the trail loop is closed for repairs. The closure began in October 2015. Press reports say that the bridge will reopen in the fall of 2016, but check on the status of the bridge at the visitor center before setting out.

on Rachel Carson Trail
4 days ago

trail running

First time on this trail and I love it! Very quiet on a Saturday afternoon. Pretty decent trails for running, and with additional loops added in you can easily stretch the mileage out. Only looped the same trail twice and got a solid 5.25 miles in. With recent storms, some of the more narrow trails that run along the creek are a little overgrown and have a few branches here and there. But overall a very well maintained area and perfect for some peaceful hiking/running.