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Patapsco River Ridge Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
#29 of 72 trails in

Patapsco River Ridge Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 196 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

running

forest

river

views

wildlife

This trail takes hikers from the the campground road down a hill, over railroad tracks, and to the river. The trail begins at the campground road and follows a series of steep switchbacks down to the railroad tracks. Once across the tracks hikers can go down to the river.

hiking
3 months ago

The ease of the trail was great, not treacherous. There was a nice rock to sit on down by the river, so we could relax and listen to the river and the bubbling of the water. We wish they had more signs to point to other trails, because we noticed other trails.

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6 months ago

short and sweet

hiking
7 months ago

good trail. leads you to the railroads and peaceful river . not much crowd.

hiking
Wed Aug 09 2017

very short, but fun :)

Mon Jun 08 2015

Beautiful lush greenery and nice moderate hike. Quiet and peaceful

walking
Mon May 18 2015

Tyler is correct, the hike is short but nevertheless still a good one. My dog loved it.

hiking
Sun Mar 04 2012

This is a nice but very short hike. The switchbacks are a nice workout but not very long so doable by any age. The railroad tracks look great and we were lucky to actually watch a train pass by. The dogs enjoyed the river and chased sticks for about an hour. This trail turned our evening into a good one. We were camping nearby.

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