Patapsco Valley Unmaintained Trail #1

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(12)
Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley Unmaintained Trail #1 is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marriottsville, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 223 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding


bird watching



wild flowers


There are many unmaintained trails within the Patapsco Valley State Park. These trails seem to vary widely in their condition and yet offer some wonderful, quiet hikes through the river valley. This is very short hike, 0.8 miles round trip, through open forest to a meadow at the top of the hill. The trail is clear and not too rugged. In late fall and winter, you will have a lovely view of the river below. In the summer, the river here is calm enough to offer swimming and rafting fun for older kids and adults. The trail is shared with horses. The first part of the trail is quite steep, but it becomes more gentle as you continue. There are over 170 miles of trails in the park, mostly unmaintained, which afford hikers wonderful opportunities to enjoy the forest and the river right near Baltimore.

Wed Aug 30 2017

The trailhead has almost no parking nearby. There are "no parking" signs in the entire area. Additionally, be careful on this trail as it is a designated hunting area.

Tue Jan 31 2017


19 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

2 months ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

Thu Jul 07 2016