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Best wild flowers trails in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland

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Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Patapsco Valley State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of wild flowers trails in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland
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Park information
Acreage:
16,043 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
9:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
9:00 am - dusk
Thursday
9:00 am - dusk
Friday
9:00 am - dusk
Saturday
9:00 am - dusk
Sunday
9:00 am - dusk
Contact
410-461-5005
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Top trails (28)
Cascade Falls Loop Trail
#1 - Cascade Falls Loop Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 55 m
The Cascade Falls Loop Trail begins at a parking lot within the park and there is a fee per vehicle. Hikers are able to park at the Landing Road parking lot as well, however, be aware that if the parking lot gets full, you will not be able to park on the street. This is a wonderful kid-friendly hike that features a relatively flat trail and a couple of stream crossings. The trails can become wet and muddy after a rainfall, so make sure to wait an appropriate amount of days if you want to avoid wet feet. There are beautiful views all around and make sure to take in the fresh forest air. The waterfalls are spectacular and draw a crowd on a nice day. To navigate, keep an eye out for the blue markings painted on the trees. During the winter months, the trails can become icy and it is not suggested to be as kid-friendly. This is a multi-use trail so many other users may enjoy mountain biking as well. Show more
Alberton Road Trail
#2 - Alberton Road Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Please note that the parking at this trailhead is limited. Trail is remnants of old Alberton Road which led to the former mill town of Daniels, MD. The Textile Mill was established in the 1800s and survived until destroyed by flooding in 1972. There are still traces of the former Mill and foundations of Mill worker houses. A little past the trail end, there is a train bridge over the Patapsco and Daniel's Dam.Show more
Thru Trail (White), Lower Thru Trail and Blasphemy Climb
#3 - Thru Trail (White), Lower Thru Trail and Blasphemy Climb
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Beautiful, shady trail but not well marked in all places. There are both hiker and biker trail that run along from the river to the trailhead. There are many stream crossings on rocks. The path is narrow in many spots.Show more
Old Main Line and Daniels Loop Trail
#4 - Old Main Line and Daniels Loop Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h
In addition to the hiking trails, there are plenty of opportunities for kayaking in the area.Show more
Garrett's Pass Via Cascade Falls Trail Loop
#5 - Garrett's Pass Via Cascade Falls Trail Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Trail is quite a bit rocky and many roots too. This entire trail system is marked in BLUE. It features a Waterfalls and a few small stream crossing.Show more
Morning Choice, Lewis and Clark, Chuck Norris, Three Sisters, Ridge Trail, Hop Snake, and Rockburn Loop
#6 - Morning Choice, Lewis and Clark, Chuck Norris, Three Sisters, Ridge Trail, Hop Snake, and Rockburn Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
Grist Mill, Vineyard, Santee Branch, Sawmill Branch Loop
#7 - Grist Mill, Vineyard, Santee Branch, Sawmill Branch Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
This loop is indeed an enjoyable one. Not many people walk the Santee trail. Park your car in the Hilton Area or at the Swinging Bridge in the Orange Grove area. There are restrooms and water fountains at both locations. You can even Camp overnight in the Hilton area but you have to pay. The Grist Mill trail is a fairly flat Blacktop trail that runs along the river. The Sawmill Trail (RED) has an up or down terrain pending your direction and features a stone tunnel you walk through, small very manageable stream crossing but there is one section that is a bit rocky. You have to walk on the boulders due to a down tree. You can still see the edge of the original trail. The Santee Trail (WHITE) crossing the whole top. It changes to (ORANGE) then back to (WHITE) because of the Charcoal Trail that runs around the campground. If you are hiking the Santee Trail from the Hilton Area to the Vineyard Trail just make all rights that are marked (WHITE). A long hike on the Santee but it is an easy one. The Vineyard trail (RED) is at a big intersection of trails and is well marked.(at the Fire Road). The Vineyard trail has an up or down terrain pending your direction. If you need to shorten this trek you can break off the Santee and get onto the Backside Of Nun's. (Nunnery Trail) connects Santee to Grist Mill Trail.Show more
Upper Cascade Falls Loop
#8 - Upper Cascade Falls Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
This upper loop of the Cascade System is one of the originals. It's rocky in many sections and there are a lot of terrain changes. You have two stream crossings with rocks in place and also a wooden footbridge. No matter which way you start the loop it's a 1-mile gradual climb up then an easy 1-mile down. You decide if you want to see the Cascade Falls first or last. The trails are blazed in BLUE and very well defined. No Overgrown areas at all. The main Cascade Falls area is heavily crowded on weekends.Show more
Buzzards Rock and Hilltop Loop
#9 - Buzzards Rock and Hilltop Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Rockburn, Hope the Snake, Three Sisters, and Morning Choice
#10 - Rockburn, Hope the Snake, Three Sisters, and Morning Choice
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
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