Avalon & Orange Grove Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ilchester, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

historic site

This is a great multi trail loop that could be started from three different locations. As you come down from the Ridge Trail you have the option to connect to the famous Cascade Falls. The falls section is the only area bikes are no allowed. Bikers would have to exit the Ridge Trail and go down River Road. You can park at the playground, the Lost Lake Pond or at the swinging bridge. There are restrooms at all three parking location. There is only a Spot-A-Pot by the pond but you can get freshwater at the playground or at the swinging Bridge

1 month ago

Definitely got lost. Hiked for 3 hours through really pretty forest and along some beautiful creeks. Not a bad morning.

hiking
3 months ago

Had a great time, only complaint is there wasn’t any signs to help out which way to go, in fact we walked the same route twice.

road biking
4 months ago

With rain all yesterday evening I stayed off the muddy trails. Today, I did a little biking around the park roads. Once a month I go up and check on the Bloede Dam removal project. Today, they we jack-hammering the concrete to remove the fish ladders. The dam is scheduled to be removed this September. The Grist Mill trail is CLOSED and will be for the rest of this year. You can now walk on the Swinging Bridge and look at the river but it's CLOSED on the Baltimore County side. The DNR has now created a wooden door on the opposite side of the bridge.

walking
3 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Friday, November 24, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015