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Old Man Line, Daniel's SIngle Track, and Backside of Daniels

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Patapsco Valley State Park

Old Man Line, Daniel's SIngle Track, and Backside of Daniels is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 357 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

Waypoints (1)
  • 1

    short trail fork

    39.31826, -76.82749

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Reviews (144)
Photos (110)
Recordings (134)
Completed (156)
Danielle C.
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HikingMuddy

Trees are less dense than in other parts of Patapsco, so the undergrowth was more diverse and really interesting. Saw many different varieties of mushrooms. Parts of the trail have no shoulder and a steep roll-off to the sides, so it could probably be easily washed out in a heavy rain. (Also makes for difficulty social distancing if you come across someone else in those sections.) Towpath along river also a bit muddy. As others referenced, parking is very limited (~5 spots), and they are actively ticketing - I got a $35 ticket. Otherwise, it is a gorgeous hike!

Warren Wolf
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Hiking

Nice hike, not a lot of parking though

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Miranda Yourick
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Hiking

A beautiful trail. The part by the river is flat and a little boring and more populated, but you can use the cut throughs to make it more interesting. The dam is cool too and I know there are ruins in this part of the park.

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Nicole Walend
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Chris Maurer
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Hiking

Very limited parking. Took a longer path but there’s good options to extend or shorten your hike and maintain a loop.

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Kim Biro
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Hiking

Easy to follow, great for hiking with children or dogs. Many different outlets to take detours and not crowded at all! There is river access and places to put in kayaks or rafts. However, there is limited parking and was hard to find a spot to park because of it. Overall great hike to get away for a couple hours!

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Hailey Conboy
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amy dell
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Hiking

Great trail, took some off trails for some elevation. Needs more parking.

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Timothy Flynn
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Running

Very nice trail today. Not crowded at all.

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Timothy Flynn
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Running

Fun run. Conditions good.

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Michael Boyle
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Hiking

This includes a flat area near the river and a walk through some nice words. Decently busy with a good number of dogs and also with exposure to the back of some neighborhoods. Convenient but not particularly adventurous.

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Timothy Flynn
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Kayla Dawson
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Hiking

The parking was limited (I took the last open spot) but I didn’t run into many people on the trail especially as I got away from the river. Absolutely gorgeous and a nice moderate hike.

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Eugene Nash
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Hiking

Mostly flat, beautiful scenery, great river. Generally quiet too. Well defined trail

Sean Wright
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Hiking

Nice paths with a great river

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Jennifer Hope
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HikingMuddy

I frequently Daniels/Alberton. This was the first time I decided to hike the incline of Daniel and end up on the Old Main Line. It was a beautiful experience. Went around 1 p.m., only one other person and a few deer out. The trails on top of the hills were a little thin, but navigated through them pretty well. Once I made it to Old Main Line it was pretty muddy. A good 2 hours of inclines and declines. Definitely looking forward to going back.

Caitlin Bowen
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Not a lot of places to park (maybe 12 spots total). Wasn’t sure what I was going to do if someone hadn’t just pulled out. Trail itself is nice, but very muddy at some spots along the stream.

Edward Grosscup
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it nice during the week, get a little bit more crowded on the weekends

BigJ Marsh
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Kerry H
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승철 오
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Melissa Maheu
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Noelle Riebling
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Barry Clifford
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Chris M.
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Keith Vernonk
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Anu Sayyaparaju
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Andrew Pak
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