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One of the most enjoyable features of the Orange Grove, Glen Artney and Avalon section of the Patapsco is the many ways you can hike the trails here. You simply decide where you wish to park then work your loop from there. No need to just hike a boring out and back trail. There are so many connectors that you have the ability to hike a long track or cut it short if you are pressed for time. I am a local and hike here weekly. Within this one area you can hike one mile or seven and loop back from where you started by simply using the Grist Mill trail if needed too. The older soapstone can get muddy at times but on big deal. If you need a custom map of this area contact me: baltoken@yahoo.com It was windy and cold today but I love it. Sure beats sitting around the house all day. ( Seniors )

17 hours ago

This trail/road is one of our family favorites! The app suggests its moderate but I would suggest it’s easy at best. Since it’s the old Albertson Rd, there are a lot of paved areas and it is relatively flat. It’s a great trail for dogs and families with small kids. If you’re lucky enough, you may be able to spot some herring, people fishing, rock climbing and (lazy river) tubing. There are great spots for dogs to swim or to catch some rays and have lunch on big boulders in the river.

20 hours ago

Relaxing short hike

This is a great path for a walk to clear your mind.

2 days ago

went on a nice winter day. Good hike. Easy trail with some nice river views.

2 days ago

nice trail. really enjoyed our day. we didn't see anyone else on the trail. great views. lots of great pictures espcially along the creek. we will do again.

on Allen Pond

4 days ago

Great if you have kids, rather limited otherwise.

Nice trails, interesting near the river. Look for the Narnia tree.

Great hike in the morning. Lots of Spring birds including Bluebirds and Woodpeckers. Crowded after 10, like a bus dropped off 100 people! Parking up and down the road got full!

Nice trail, unfortunately the red trail part was closed.

very pretty, and there's a little stream.

simple trail to get fresh air before spring arrives.

Great trails, getting better every time. It would be helpful if they had better distance and trail markers.

Beautiful day out and the park got super crowded. It was so crowded the DNR was working the gate. Bikers and Hikers where everywhere. Great to see so many people out and about. I first hiked up old River Rd. to check on the dam removing progress. On my way back I decided to climb the Bike Buster trail to short cut my way to the Falls. To avoid much of the Cascade Falls trail I took the upper trails then came back down the Cascade. This way I did have to go up and back on the crowded Falls trail.

Haven’t done the full loop yet, but the first part is very fun and runnable.

5 days ago

This is a nice trail for hiking. Not much elevation, so it’s more of a nature walk, but still very good peasant. About half of it is a gravel path and the other half is a dirt path going through the woods which was much more pleasant to walk. The gravel path runs parallel to a creek which is nice to sit by and relax. Some horse poop and muddy spots were found along the way in the walking path, so watch your step. There is a portopotty at the far end of the loop near the Kingsley Schoolhouse which I didn’t use, but good to know its there I suppose. Would definitely do this trail again if I’m looking for a light walk.

Great Saturday morning hike. I wouldn’t call the loop a hard hike, maybe a medium hike.

Nice views easy flat trail

Great walk a few stream crossings
Looking forward to coming back once grass is greener

5 days ago

Definitely would not classify this as a moderate trail; it's almost completely flat. Was really peaceful once you get off the Lone Wolf Trail which is paved and runs along a bunch of houses. The trail is well maintain and takes you through some pretty marshlands and a field perfect for checking out wildlife. Would like to go back once spring arrives and everything is in bloom. Not entirely sure where to park for this trail. There's a sign in the parking lot saying for residents only but we rolled the dice and were fine.

Great trail with numerous stream crossings and only saw 1 person on a gorgeous day!

5 days ago

This is part of a residential neighborhood and is an easy trail for the residents. Parking lot said private parking for residents only violators will be towed. I’m sure it’s a lovely trail for the residents.

I have hiked this trail quite a few times. There are a few steep hills but overall it’s a great hike!

on Green Ash Trail

6 days ago

Nice trail....very enjoyable.

Started from the Carderock Recreation Area, combined Billy Goat Trail A, B, and C with the Overlook Trail, made a nice 10 mike hike. Carderock has a lot more parking spaces than Anglers.

6 days ago

Love this park! It’s not a long walk, but it’s in walking substance from my house, so it works out perfectly because that adds in some distance for my dogs and I! Not sure if the dogs are allowed to swim in the little pond, but it wasn’t crowded at all when I went, so I let my Aussie take a dip! This is perfect for when I need to get the dogs out of the house and burn some energy off!

Really easy Hike! I was looking for a quick hike to take my dogs on today to let them blow some energy and this was perfect for it! Trails are easy to follow. Loved that there was water so my Aussie could swim!

6 days ago

Nice hike. From the Cliff Trail, there are nice views of the river below. Also, on the Beaver Rock I found some cactus. The trails are well marked.

This place just holds a special place in my heart. It's not a difficult hike, although on certain loops it can be challenging (in the best way). Great hike for the pups because there's a lot of water for them to swim in! I miss the old lake area, but aside from that, it's still a great place for a short or long hike, depending on your mood.

Not a tough hike, but it's different than most hikes in MD that I've done. The terrain changes at several different parts of the trail, which is a nice change of scenery on a decently long hike! Really beautiful and bonus - there's a little history here, so if you have time it's worth stopping to read the signs and check out the sights for a little MD history!

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