Grist Mill and River Road Loop

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Patapsco Valley State Park

Grist Mill and River Road Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elkridge, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 164 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

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running

forest

river

views

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

snow

historic site

hiking
5 days ago

Today's RECORDING was 2.8 Miles. - We hike the upper section more then the lower. - If you hike the lower loop as featured it's all paved but you have traffic on River Rd. up to the swinging bridge. - The lower loop is 4 miles. - The upper loop is shorter and there is no traffic because that section of River Rd. is classified as a trail. - The upper section is mixed. - Partly dirt trail but mainly paved. - I am still dealing with lower back pain so this is the easier route.

hiking
Sun Jul 09 2017

Parts of the trail were very crowded and we had to step off the trail a few times to let mountain bikers pass by. The main trail was blazed with spray paint on nearby trees, but trails made by other hikers through the years make it a little difficult to follow in places. A lot of loud music was being played by people lounging at the river which reminded you how close to the city you actually are. Lot of good scenery and shade made the hike otherwise enjoyable.

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5 months ago

recorded Recording - Jan 01, 04:34 PM

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