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Fall 2018 Map
2 days ago

Super easy hike, flat mostly paved (it was a road) be sure to go up hill and off of the paved track to see the old church, then back on the paved road to see the rest of Daniels. Interesting walk, beautiful view of the river!

Great trail in great area, final section at V-turn on Dolfield Trail the trail has turned into a creek bed ~ 3-5in of water. Otherwise, well-marked and fairly vacant even on a Saturday morning.

Beautiful walking trail in Montgomery County with tons of history! Today was pretty cold and muddy. The trail took us about 1 hr 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. We passed only one other person. The trail marking was not as bad as we expected based on previous reviews, but could be improved in a few areas.

The trail itself is very good. The loop runs adjacent to the river for a while and the waterfall section is beautiful and a great place to sit down and take in the scenery. However, the trail isn't marked too well and you can miss the route for the falls pretty easily. Overall though the trail is nice, easy, and family friendly (just watch the kids around the falls).

Beautiful trail. Had to cross a few streams but nothing to serious. Will definitely go back again. The waterfalls are breathtaking.

trail running
15 days ago

Finally, ran Leakin Park Trail Loop. I’ve been eyeing this trail for over a year. Turns out that it is a good inner city route, consisting of part trail, part road, with a few elevation challenges. Not a bad trail for late November.

Very nice views during fall time. Definitely recommended!

Easy hike along the river, with lots of history along the way. Impressive cliffs and river views along the entire route. Make sure to visit the church ruins on the hill.

A bit windy and cool out but a very enjoyable day to be on trail. The park was quite crowded with bikers and hikers so I guess a lot of people are off from work due to it being Thanksgiving tomorrow. The pre-hike before the big meal. Today's loop was 4 miles which included all of Garrett's Pass then all of the main Cascade Trail. The Waterfalls was crowded so we hiked a section of the Ridge Trail instead of going down to the Falls and crossing over. Garrett's Pass is a great round-a-bout trail that is super easy to hike but beware of the bikers. If you hike the Pass first then Cascade is all downhill.
Happy Thanksgiving to All !!!

Map has factual and attribute error, attribute bias. Trails all run together and overlap. Highlighted trail is not soapstone trail. All trails overgrown and mostly unmarked. Really sad.

Nice moderate trail with a number of hills and valleys

1 month ago



Nice hike very dog friendly. Not marked well.

I love this series of trails. There are a bunch of branch points and it is very close to Baltimore where I live so I can easily be out in nature in no time at all. I trail run here. The main (red trail) is pretty wide and flat. The blue trail is flat, but narrow and goes along the river. It is my favorite as I see a lot of birds, deer, foxes along this trail. The yellow, green, and orange trails are rockier with more tree roots and have a bit of elevation change. All of the trails go through mature forest so they are shady in the summer. Almost all of the trails get muddy so be prepared if has rained recently. I don’t mind it personally, but some may.

Love this trail! Beautiful and fun!!!

Love this trail. I don't have to get in my car to drive to a trail. And this place is beautiful

Beautiful views w. lots of history.

Hike along water streams, nice view.

Wow, The last time I hiked this section was in February. - Most of the old stone road trail that heads upstream is a mud hole. - It's best to hike the sand trail along the stream edge. - There is a few ways to shorten or simply make this loop easier but so many people are missing the best features to this loop.- As you hike up along the river go pass the first left trail and take the second one up the mountain. - As you go up to the top always be quiet. - I see lots of deer here every time I come. Today we saw five. - TIP: It you hike in the late evening be sure to be off the Ridge before dark. - We had to use our Headlamps on the last quarter mile to the cave.

Very wet trail today - like a creek bed in many spots. Beautiful; rare savanna in Maryland

Beautiful trail. Almost missed the waterfall after making the entire loop, but checked the map on this app and backtracked a bit to the falls. Glad we did! Definitely a moderate hike, not too much in the way of elevation, and all around enjoyable. We will be back!

The hike itself was beautiful, but I found the trail to be poorly marked and we missed the trail to do the full loop and had multiple other hikers ask us for directions back to their cars. I would definitely hike it again, but would use the map more instead of trusting the trail.

Not too muddy, nice valley and river

Perfect difficulty level with a nice variety of terrain for a shorter trail.

It was super breezy out but it was only cool in the woods. - All the trees were blocking the wind. - Be sure to watch the time if you are planning a hike late in the evening. - The sun is going down sooner every day. - The wife and I got at the park at 4:30 and we just finished in time. - Park closes at 6:30 right now but that will change to a earlier time as it gets darker soon. - Garrett's Pass is not marked so you need to learn the trail system. The entire Cascade System and Falls are marked in BLUE.
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I’m a big fan of grasslands and bird watching, and there was plenty of both. I have a good time whenever I hike the trail. Probably not the best hike if you don’t tolerate muggy weather. It’s especially gorgeous when there’s fog.

2 months ago

This trail has the classic, pretty woodsy look throughout Patapsco park. The only reason I wouldn’t give it more stars is because we had to go off this map and follow a different trail back. The section on the map that says “overgrown” yeah... they mean that, it’s not just a trail name :p So unless you want a hair full of spiders or some ticks to hitch a ride on you, I’d avoid this trail or go but prepare to detour when you hit the stretch on the map that says “overgrown”

Great terrain! A little muddy this time out, but great experience over all.

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