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love the views and cliffs. much wild life

nice, easy hike. poorly marked in places. recommend downloading the map.

Great hike on a short loop. I went right first to Tolliver falls which is small but has a little beach and pool area if u want to cool off. Then upper falls that you can go on and has a nice vista view down river and a little down the river a nice view back upstream at it. Lower falls after that then nice rocky hike to muddy creek falls the biggest of the group.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike thru then tunnel and back over the Tunnel Hill Trail. The Tunnel Hill Trail is like nature trail with signs to read about the area.

hiking
10 days ago

To enjoy a loop instead of just going thru the Tunnel and back be sure to take the Tunnel Hill Trail back. It's a bit of a climb but you get the views. The complete loop was quite easy except for the one climb up to the top. My high school classmate of 1972, (46 years ago) lives at the intersection of Malcolm Rd. and the Tunnel Hill Rd. He owns 16 acres of land on both sides of the road. He built the Tunnel Sign on that corner because people were missing the tunnel location. When I visit him I always hike here and spend a whole day before drive back to Ellicott City. ** At least it wasn't flooded there **

walking
10 days ago

As of today Trails A and B are closed but the trail to Great Falls overlook is great. It’s flat, smooth, small pebbles; easy for walking or biking. The overlook is incredible.

Went on a rainy day. It was still fun although a bit slippery.

hiking
13 days ago

I considered this more of a walk than a hike. The falls are pretty. You can connect with other trails to see a total of three waterfalls.

Awesome trail, but poorly marked. I got lost and had to back track twice. Aside from that the trail is beautiful and the burgers at the Woodstock Inn are amazing.

walking
14 days ago

Serene walk and jog. With lots of deer at dusk time.

Cool trail, but I found it extremely heavily trafficked. I felt like I was on some kind of tour. There was always someone right in front or behind you. I did go on a Sunday during the summer, so perhaps it wouldn’t be so busy during fall. There were a lot of kids in the water, and honestly I felt like a tourist. The trail was very dog friendly for active dogs. There were a lot of spots for me to veer off trail and take tasteful nude Instagram photos.

hiking
16 days ago

Such a fun trail. I enjoyed it more when the construction was not occurring. Bring a flashlight if you plan to walk through the tunnel.

The Avalon Section of the Patapsco Valley State Park has reopening. The Howard County side is still your best option. Only the Soapstone trail is open on the Baltimore County side. Today, the park was super crowded again. Weekend Mad House. I HIKED up to the dam via the old River Rd. trail which is all flat The dam will be removed this September. I also HIKED the Bike Buster and Cascade Trail. They are becoming very rocky due to all the wash out from the recently storms. The upper Garrett's Pass along the ridge is still your best option if you want to avoid the crowded Cascade Falls.

trail running
17 days ago

This was a great and well marked trail! Almost all shaded single track so you do have to stay aware for mountain bikers and horseback riders. I went out on a rather warm Sunday around noon and only came across one other runner and two mountain bikers. My GPS tracked just under 500ft of both elevation loss and gain and I ran/hiked the loop clockwise in two hours. Will definitely be going back.

hiking
17 days ago

Picturesque, accessible to everyone, and a pretty reasonable hike.

walking
18 days ago

Not very well marked and All Trails was way off with the red lines. There is no trail east of 7 Locks Road.

hiking
18 days ago

Solid trail. Intersects the trails that lead to the overlook at the top of sugarloaf.

Challenging and fun!!! Definitely coming back. Beautiful scenery.

Love this trail. Have done it so many times and in every season in the last 26 years but I always enjoy it. Since the tunnel has been closed I’ve hiked the detour route. It has a lot of interesting signs. I did not realize the tunnel was reopened so that was a nice treat. However, I hear it is closing again 8/8/18!

Really beautiful stream and trail was marked really well! First trail I walked downloading the all trails app and wasn’t disappointed at all!

hiking
26 days ago

This trail is hard, not moderate. There are many areas where the trail is very narrow (like a game trail) and it takes you up the side of mountains. Very steep mountains. I’m afraid of heights, so I opted to leave the trail a few times and followed the creek instead. Definitely take water shoes with you as you have to cross the creek several times. Plus, it’s too tempting not to swim, so they’ll come in handy for that too. I won’t do the whole trail again, but I’ll be back to do parts of it and to enjoy the creek more. Absolutely gorgeous.

Did the A trail with 2 teens. challenging spots for a nice workout. Not too crowed. Going back again for sure!

This was our 1st hike in Patapsco Valley State Park and we loved it. The path from Landing road was easy to find. The waterfall was cool and offered a nice resting & refuel waypoint. After we crossed the waterfall we completed the loop which offered a few nice elevation changes. We had to follow the GPS to complete the loop, we had to back track twice to stay on the correct trail.

walking
1 month ago

One of my favorites for a run. Also great for walking dogs. Lots of deer at dusk

This is a wonderful neighborhood trail. We walk our dogs on it several times a week. It’s accessible for all levels, and you’ll often spot a deer or two.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail. Took the extended loop all the way around; just over 2hrs with a couple stops for the dog to wade in the water. Lots of horse manure, but easy to just walk around it. The river was a very nice aspect to the trail, which was all very rustic and lightly travelled. Not obvious at first where to enter the trail, but thankfully some nice people helped us get on our way.

Great hike with the kids! Tons of stop off points. Front end is more entertaining than the back end. Though the back end is definitely less trafficked.

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