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Best trails in Ellicott City

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Looking for a great trail near Ellicott City, Maryland? AllTrails has 44 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Patapsco Valley State Park or Rocks State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Great Falls Park or McKeldin Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 29 moderate trails in Ellicott City ranging from 0.8 to 9.7 miles and from 32 to 531 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ellicott City
Top trails (44)
#1 - Cascade Falls Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Please note that there is a $5 fee for this trail.Show more
#2 - Centennial Lake Loop
Centennial Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Centennial Lake Loop is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Old Main Line and Daniels Loop Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h
In addition to the hiking trails, there are plenty of opportunities for kayaking in the area.Show more
#4 - Number Nine Trolley Trail
Ellicott City, Maryland
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
The Historical Ellicott City/Baltimore Trolley Line #9 Trail is a 1.25-mile trail in Western Baltimore County, Maryland. It begins at the West end of Edmonson Avenue and extends from Catonsville throuShow more
#5 - Saint Mary's College Ruins
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 28 m
Saint Mary's College Ruins is a 0.8 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, wShow more
#6 - Ole Ranger Trail to Hollofield Access Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Old Ranger Trail to Hollofield Access Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#7 - Patapsco Valley Ridge Trail
Patapsco Valley State Park Avalon Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
The Ridge trail parallels the park road and the Patapsco River on the Howard County side. It starts at the (Avalon) Playground, which is the location of the New Extension. If you wish to shorten the tShow more
#8 - Orange Grove, Glen Artney, and Avalon Area Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Orange Grove, Glen Artney, and Avalon Area Loop is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is priShow more
#9 - Hill Top, Grist Mill, and Sawmill Branch Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
As of June 2019, the new section of the Grist Mill Trail is OPEN and so is ALL the rest down to the Lost Lake Pond. - All the trees in the new section are just babies so you are in total SUN LIGHT. - Show more
#10 - Cascade Falls Trail to Lewis and Clark Trail Loop
Patapsco Valley State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Cascade Falls Trail to Lewis and Clark Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellicott City, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offeShow more
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