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Parkville, Maryland Map
2 days ago

Nice little park with pretty scenery. However, my biggest complaint is off leash dogs. Dogs are “supposed” to be on a leash but people ignore that and there’s no one there to enforce any kind of leash law. Pretty much every time I’ve walked the trails, there always seems to be at least one dog running up on us through the woods with its’ owner nowhere in sight (ugh!)

Easy mostly flat trail. This portion of the Big Gunpowder would be great to kayak for an old guy like me.

14 days ago

Homeless guy about a mile from Belair Rd.

A very nice park with well maintained trails. It does get a bit muddy, but the views of the loch raven dam are very nice.

The area around the Bench gets incredibly confusing since the trails somewhat disappear and some lead onto private property.

2 months ago

I hike this at night under moon light. Saw a few deer. Nice views of the river.

Nice moderate trail with a number of hills and valleys

Very pretty and quiet. Good for taking an easy walk, or maybe bird-watching. Saw people walking their dogs. There was a pretty cool nature center, well maintained trails, and very interesting, historic lime kilns to observe.

Great location, beautiful quiet trails , good variety of trails.

After passing by this park for years to go hiking in parks further away, this is becoming my favorite hiking destination. It’s beautiful and there are so many trail options and possible loops to choose from! Maybe a few too many trails though. I have gotten turned around a couple times out in the woods and had to rely on the app to get back!

Great walking through the creek

Was okay...but honestly it could be marked much more clearly. We were always a little confused about which trail led where!

on Double Rock Park Trail

7 months ago

Very pretty park in the middle of a residential area. Trails are marked but its easy to get on different trails throughout hike.

Lots of side trails that made the hike a bit confusing, and required me to look at my phone often. I think I’ll stick to a marked trail next time. Park is lovely.

Beautiful and peaceful trails! We got very lost and ended up in the same meadow a few times, but it was a fun getting lost!

Great trails. Easy to get a little turned around, but that was 1/2 the fun. Not very difficult. Well maintained trails!

Different terrains and really easy to get to from Baltimore City.

I love the blue trail. Its easy and super fun, with small rock scrambles and some little water falls. The only bummer is there is a TON of trash everywhere. Be careful of the broken glass all along the streams edge.

Love this trail. Do it almost everyday instead of working out at the gym. A few challenging climbs if you push yourself and you can get a good 5 miles without too much backtracking.

11 months ago

My kids loved this trail. There are actually two trails a yellow which travels around the park and a blue trail that follows the stream. The dogs we ran into were leashed which was really nice since so many places we go they aren't. We did lose the blue trail and ended up on the yellow which was fine. There are tons of rocks for the kids to jump on and a couple of crossing on the stream which weren't hard to cross, so no one's feet got wet. Overall a nice place in the middle of town which you forget about when you get on the trail.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wooded trails, kinda marked, with a stream running through the middle.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

It's tagged kid friendly, but I would disagree for infants and toddlers that have to be carried. You have to hoof it through a creek, so not such a good trail for tiny tots. Other than that, it's a decent walk along a creek.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

very poorly marked at one point. Found ourselves on a red trail that was not mapped

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The BEST trail we’ve found nearby with plenty of rock scrambling for the kids, which is the only thing they really like about going on hikes with their parents. My 5 and 11 year old loved jumping from rock to rock. Be sure to wear water shoes. You can easily stay dry on the hike as well by sticking to the path along the stream. We found a box turtle on the path. And butterflies. Moderate traffic, people with dogs, folks hanging out at the waterfall and smoking weed. There’s a great kids playground at the start of the blue trail as well. Plenty of shade. Only complaint is the trail markers are terrible. We stuck to the path, but it was awful when there was more than one worn path, trying to figure out where to turn, particularly at the end of the loop when you need to turn around and the blue trail seems to intersect with another trail.

Up and down. Great exercise. Easy to get too. Visit Mallory the duck at the Ranger center.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Well marked trails. Beautiful fall day for hiking. Lots of goldenrod.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

My boyfriend and I spent an enjoyable afternoon here with our pup. The trails were pretty well-maintained, though, as others have mentioned, they are tricky to navigate in places due to poor trail markers. Nevertheless, the park is small enough that you don't worry about getting lost. It's easy enough to put yourself back on track. Our pup had a great time swimming and jumping around in the water. The hike itself was not strenuous, and I would definitely venture back here again.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

poorly marked trails and many side trails that can make the hike a bit confusing. with the use of this app there were no troubles however without the app it could be very difficult to navigate.

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Saturday, August 26, 2017

great views, kid friendly.

Nice stroll with a bit of climbing. Recommend going off the trail briefly to walk down to the Loch Raven Dam.

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