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Huge park. Trails everywhere. Fun for the dogs.

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muddy
18 days ago

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muddy
18 days ago

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bridge out
washed out
19 days ago

The section north of the Patapsco River is very pretty. It’s scenic and the terrain provides a decent amount of elevation change. However, there is no way to cross the North Branch Patapsco River. There has been a lot of erosion recently and it seems that downed trees may be the only way to get across the river. That being said, when the weather is warm why not wade through the water to the other side. But as it’s February, getting wet is not a good idea and the river was running fast and high. I would still recommend this area for hiking

Wow! I loved this hike! Thankful for the map...I got off on different paths a couple times. Took about 1.5 hours.

All you hear are gunshots. I turned around as soon as I arrived each time.

First time on this trail, not bad. Water was too high on the most direct stream crossing in the beginning and was definitely not a good idea to go this way on the day I went. Signs direct you to go this way, so just make a good judgement call. I had to go a bit further to get a lower area and that took up some time. It also got a little confusing after the underpass, as there are many unmarked side trails and the trail merges to the white aren’t well marked. Made it to the second telephone line field before I had to turn back. Would like to go back and finish the rest!

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muddy
1 month ago

A really beautiful area but we left early due to the nonstop explosive gun shots. My dog nearly came out of her skin, and I felt very stressed. Nothing like being in nature that sounds like a war zone. Complete bummer...won’t be back.

I would recommend this trail. Most of it is flat but there is a part that is very steep. The hardest part about this trail is the lack of signs and that part of it was part of another trail.

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muddy
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail! Easy to follow the markers, we did pick up a map from the trailhead which helped us stay on track. Some mud and lots of horse poo.. pretty views of water and some good steep inclines throughout. Perfect for a warm day like today.

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Several of the bridges were non-existent.

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muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Little muddy out from the rain but otherwise the trail was clear. I will be going back :)

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

There is plenty of parking at the trailhead at the end of Henryton Rd. between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm (see photos).

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. We brought our cockapoo and he loved it! We will be taking this trail again soon! Got some great shots for the GoPro too.

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muddy
scramble
1 month ago

Watch out for both mud and horse poop. Otherwise an enjoyable trail with some incline at the start and end. Easy to do in about an hour.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained, scenic trail. Bike, dog, and kid friendly. Would recommend for friends, family, or solo hikes. Plenty of space and trails for everyone.

Have done this trail several times recently and it is a quick, easy, flat trail. Took me about 1hr and 15min last time I did it (little traffic and I'm pretty familiar with the route at this point). Nice way to spend a little time outside and aside from one short section when you have to walk along a steep rock ledge, it is very easy.

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washed out
2 months ago

like others have said there are stream crossings. not sure if used to be a bridge? but had to adjust route. lots of trails so you can make it longer or shorter. mckelden waterfall is nice. just be ready to modify so surprises dont ruin your hike.

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off trail
2 months ago

I went with a friend and brought my dog along. although it is currently winter and the forest floor is covered in leaves. It was still a very enjoyable hike my dog had a grand old time admiring the many baby deer we came across. We only got through half the trail but we will definitely be back!

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rocky
2 months ago

Hiking this trail involves two stream crossings on the map- NEITHER OF THEM HAVE EXISTING BRIDGES. Not sure whether previously existing bridges were washed out, but my group that took this trail yesterday was forced to cross on downed trees a little bit out of the way, or to walk partway in shallow water. We were only able to do this because the water is low. If you plan to do this trail, know that you may not be able to cross safely. Otherwise a good time, although trails are only marked "North" and "South", not with actual trail names.

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blowdown
muddy
3 months ago

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