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This was our 1st hike in Patapsco Valley State Park and we loved it. The path from Landing road was easy to find. The waterfall was cool and offered a nice resting & refuel waypoint. After we crossed the waterfall we completed the loop which offered a few nice elevation changes. We had to follow the GPS to complete the loop, we had to back track twice to stay on the correct trail.

Great hike with the kids! Tons of stop off points. Front end is more entertaining than the back end. Though the back end is definitely less trafficked.

Great hike with lots of little spots for wading in the water or shallow pools for kids to play in.

very nice walk and good get away!!!

Easy hike- took my 7yr old and puppy. Small but pretty waterfall and pretty walk along the creek. A lot of families, kids, bikers, runners. Felt safe. Overall very nice

Very cute easy trail that is very well maintained! Came across a handful of mountain bikers throughout the 3mile hike and plenty of people and dogs. Wasn’t as crowded as I thought it’d be (definitely not as bad as sugarloaf mountain). The falls are tiny but cute and it has 2 small pools below it that you can hang out in. The top pool is only about 3ft deep at its deepest and the bottom pool is max 2ft deep. Great spot to bring a friendly dog (my 10lb dog loved it, couldn’t bring my 30lb dog because she doesn’t do well with large numbers of nearby dogs while on leash)

Waterfall was nice but too many mountain bikers the day I went.

Good workout for a beginner like me.

Some of section I did today was park road and not in the shade. Basically half of my hike is the Frisbee Golf course and trail system. The Long Cut trail through the woods is not marked, very confusing without All/Trail up and running. Only two small sections of the Jelly Bean trail was muddy. All other trails are dry.
Some trail have high grass so be sure to spray for ticks before you go.

Today, This Park was my only option near me due to the Patapsco Valley State Park ( Avalon section ) being closed due to all the flooding. - All of the trails in the Patapsco from Washington Blvd. to Ilchester Rd. and from S. Rolling Rd. to Landing Rd. are CLOSED. - All entry points to trailheads are rope off. - If a Ranger is there they with not yet you park. - You need to drive into Rockburn Park and just follow the road to the end, which is a good place to start a loop. - With all the rain, many trails are very muddy in sections. - Pain Cave by the Twisties is the worse. - Most all of the Nu Trail was dry except for one spot near the blacktop road. - What a couple of weeks! Rain, Rain, Rain, Cut Grass then Rain again. " Hike in mud or cutting wet grass". No differents. GO HIKING. ( BEWARE ) - I found one tick on my pack. - I sprayed it with Permethrin when I got home. - Good to go for a few weeks now.

Beautiful and peaceful!

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1 month ago

Moderate hike with waterfall fairly close to beginning of trail! Definitely recommend!

its a fun trail peaceful not a lot of traffic some mountain bikers but its nice pretty trail.

Nice walk. A lot of people and bikers on the trail.

Great location and trails.

A pretty and well maintained trail with a cute little waterfall! The hike itself is fairly easy and I was able to bring my dog. I am unfortunately giving less stars due to getting lost. This trail intersects with several bike trails and the markings are very confusing. We ended up getting a little lost and did part of a bike loop. Thankfully we were able to find our way back to the original trail. Some very friendly hikers helped point us in the right direction. ☺️

Such a beautiful trail!

Solid trail. Well maintained. Took about 2 hours with frequent stops. I don't recommend going on a Sunday afternoon as it was very crowded. Too many families with little trail etiquette for my taste.

Gorgeous and mild, offering many opportunities to lengthen the hike with additional trails. I agree with other posters that way-marking could be better, but now that I've done it once I feel like I wouldn't get lost on a second go.

Great hike ! Crowded by falls with been bikes and dogs but it is a Sunday and pretty spring day! Lots of other trails to explore and rocks to boulder around on.

very nice trail overall, a little above begginer. gets pretty steep at times for novices. at two parts you have to cross little creeks walking across the rocks. a lot of people and dogs on the trail. about 2 hours out and back if you stop at the falls for 10 mins.

Trail is discernible, however too many forks in the road that don't clearly indicate which trail you're on.

Moderate trail with a ton of rocks and flowing river. Very gorgeous scenery and leads right into Patapsco. A ton of other hikers and dogs.

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