hiking

birding

views

walking

forest

wildlife

trail running

river

wild flowers

mountain biking

nature trips

dogs on leash

kid friendly

waterfall

horseback riding

fishing

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Sweat-e Hike before the storm. 86 degrees but the feels like was 97. Boy was it Hot.
Check Out my Recent Recording. I decided to hike a few new sections of the Soapstone and Overgrown Trails. One section of the loop I hiked is a trail the bikers use quite a bit but the looping section is a New Cut trail. This section has just been shaved out and it looks like they are marking out even more.

Nice trail with exceptional views, a couple stream crossings, and the quiet of the woods. The waterfall was quite nice. Note: if hiking in season, there will be a lot of families the closer you are to the water. I'd love to come back here with my bicycle :)

hiking
3 days ago

cross country skiing
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful park and the trail is nice, but part of the loop is closed and it was difficult to navigate around to do the full loop. The falls are nice, but be prepared to see a lot of people there....it was overly crowded once we reached the falls and we didn't stay long.