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Best trails in Patapsco Valley State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland? AllTrails has 73 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 49 moderate trails in Patapsco Valley State Park ranging from 0.7 to 16.3 miles and from 52 to 534 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Patapsco Valley State Park has seven different recreation areas and is located along the Patapsco River. It is a haven for hikers and mountain bikers, with a variety of trails available. Hours: 9am - sunset

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Map of trails in Patapsco Valley State Park
Park information
Acreage:
16043 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
Helpful links
Top trails (73)
#1 - Cascade Falls Loop Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Cascade Falls Loop Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elkridge, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#2 - Cascade Falls Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Please note that there is a $5 fee for this trail.Show more
#3 - Chevrolet Trail Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
Please note this is a trail can have heavy bike traffic at times. Show more
#4 - 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. Note: there are many stream crossings on rocks. Path is Show more
#5 - Alberton Road Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 31 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 sShow more
#6 - Mckeldin Rapids Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 16.3 mi • Est. 7 h 24 m
Patapsco Valley State Park Hours: 9am - Sunset A very rewarding hike, both physically and mentally as you explore the history of these ghost towns that exist inside the state park. Start your hike fShow more
#7 - Liberty Dam Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 40 m
Liberty Dam Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marriottsville, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#8 - Rocky Rapids Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Rocky Rapids Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marriottsville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#9 - Morning Choice, Cascade Falls, Ridge, Rockburn Branch, Hop the Snake and Nacho Trail Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(153)
Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Morning Choice, Cascade Falls, Ridge, Rockburn Branch, Hop the Snake and Nacho Trail Loop is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elkridge, Maryland that features a river and is ratedShow more
#10 - South Branch Patapsco River Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
South Branch Patapsco River Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sykesville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
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