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senderismo
20 hours ago

This is a nice trail for a morning's or afternoon's walk. It begins, a little curiously, on a dead-end suburban street (St. Johnsbury), but then you pick up an old and now discontinued street (Rockwell) that runs into the woods on the left. (One positive about this is you won't have trouble finding parking at the trailhead!) The stretch along the river is nice, but unless you go down and follow the riverbank itself, you are atop the 4-foot wide retaining wall of the old millrace which makes social distancing a bit of a challenge! There's a challenging but invigorating climb back up the slope from where you leave the river at the end (where's there's a nice view of the graceful Route 40 bridge). You can get the total length to 3.0 miles by walking down the millrace to the left when you first hit it until you reach the Park boundary at someone's house.

This is a very nice trail and the waterfall was a great feature. It was very busy, though, especially for a Tuesday morning. People were going to sit and hangout in groups for the day. We’ll probably try again another time.

A must-see! Follow the suggested trail and you’re in for a treat at the end.

ciclismo en carretera
fuera del sendero
insectos
rocoso
1 day ago

What a beautiful trail! There are lovely woods, rivers, rocks, flowers, and meadows. Watch out for poison ivy and bugs!

senderismo
2 days ago

Really nice but a bit of a misnomer to call it a trail. It is more a mesh of trails. There are many intersecting trails and most of them are blazed blue. You hit intersections where both directions are blue. That said, it is really scenic and enjoyable. It helps to have the All Trails app to find your way around

Holy rocks! Nice climb, beautiful scenery, not crowded, but, wow, those rocks! Not scrambling type rocks, just everywhere-on-the -path-glad-I-have-hiking-boots rocks.

senderismo
2 days ago

Very nice trail in spring . Lots of flower. Easy.

senderismo
cuota
2 days ago

Great trail and weather

Started at Masemore Bridge, Highland Trail (nice), tried to go to Prettyboy (rocky, so aborted), Gunpowder S to Falls Rd (rocky), rest was nice.

Loved this trail! Exactly what we needed for getting out of the house. Not too busy

Went to Patapsco for my first time today, this was my first trail. Very nice trail, but too much for my 5year old son (and he's ahead of the curve as far as athletics etc) once we hit Ridge trail, we turned around at that point, so we did not complete the trail, not sure why it's labeled easy, moderate would be more accurate for ppl bringing the family . Other than that it was a nice mix of up and downhill, will do again solo this week.

i have hiked a lot of places, to include 13.5 rockies. i came here cause id never been and it's close to my house. hiking to get to the rocks i was thinking 'eh nice woods' got to the rocks 'BAM HOLY $#/+!' AAA man. inspiring.

ciclismo de montaña
3 days ago

Absolute stunning and flowy and got some cool features great for all skills.

senderismo
3 days ago

We had a wonderful hike here today! We started on the quarry side and then ended with the river. It was so pretty and just enough hills for us. I think it would be hillier coming from the other direction. Here are a couple photos from the trail.

I would definitely recommend this trail. I’m a beginner and it was pretty hard at first. Beautiful views, nice shaded areas, and clean trail. Perfect for dogs as well!

senderismo
rocoso
trepar
3 days ago

I like this trail though most of it looks like an old fire service or logging road. If you go through the canyon the first mile out and the last mile back are by far the toughest. But worth it. At the homesite there appears to possibly be an old stone cistern across from the homesite sign. The remaining remnants are the stone fences if you walk towards the Mason-Dixon Line you see those also but folks miss them if they don’t walk a little further past the homesite entrance. There is no home...keep in mind that was the late 1700’s. From the homesite entrance to the M-D Line is another mile +/- with a pretty cool, abandoned airport beacon in between.

Great scenery!! Really cool waterfall! 10/10 would recommend and would do again :)

senderismo
propiedad privada
3 days ago

Can someone please update the start and stop to the inside of the park? Howard county police have been ticketing many cars here for creating the following dangerous situations: 1) Cars park over the white line creating dangerous situations to car and pedestrian traffic on Landing Road. 2) Cars are parking on private property on the south side of Landing road blocking the view at intersections for vehicles turning into oncoming traffic. 3) Pedestrians (including toddlers) are forced to walk down the middle of the road because of Parking in an area not suitable for a high volume of traffic. There has also been in increase of tow trucks seen along the south side of Landing Road. I’d hate to see Alltrails and it users responsible for any unfortunate accidents because the start and stop of this hike is mislabeled. A start and stop from inside the park with plenty of safer parking is a much better option. Happy trails!

senderismo
insectos
lleno de maleza
3 days ago

The Seneca ridge portion was lovely, but the greenway portion is largely overgrown with tall grass encroaching on the path, not somewhere to venture with younger/shorter children or with dogs - the former for there being nothing visible but grass from their height and the later for the encroaching grass and ticks that come with it, we stopped a few times to check ourselves for ticks after stretches through the grasses and found a handful.

Very fun easy light hike. The beach is a wonderful treat halfway through. You can see the cliffs from the beach area, but the cliff area is closed off. Highly recommend.

5/26/20-Great trail. Rocky, but managed with my Asics. My dog loved all the creek crossings. I felt the trail was more heavy moderate than difficult. The uphills are straight up especially approaching Raven Rocks. It was hot today (81°) I ended up drinking 3 liters of water. This trail was certainly better than braving the crowds at nearby trails.

senderismo
lleno de maleza
3 days ago

Pretty but I wore shorts and the trail was pretty overgrown and had some poison ivy. I didn’t have problems with itching when I got home but I would recommend wearing pants and not bringing children on this hike. Also you had to walk along a semi-busy road to get to the start of the hike.

Nice shade! Just one large elevation section, then it levels out. The view is amazing! Bring lunch to take a break and take in view.

CLOSED FOR 6 MONTHS.

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