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120 mi 193 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 51 Trails Intermediate Trails 63 Trails Hard Trails 22 Trails
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Gems in Patapsco Valley State Park - 2

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gem Favorite View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.

McKeldin Rapids

(1) Sykesville, MD
gem Favorite View from boat launch of Daniels Area during the spring bloom.

Daniels Cave

(2) Ellicot…, MD

Featured Runs in Patapsco Valley State Park - 4

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Favorite Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park
Intermediate

Soapstone, Sante Branch, Cascade, Ridge, Valley View

8.2 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 951 ft Ascent 290.01 m Ascent

(21) Arbutus, MD
Favorite Looking northwest on the Soapstone Trail
Intermediate

Soapstone, Santee Branch, Bull Run Loop

2.7 mi 4.4 km • Loop • 436 ft Ascent 132.84 m Ascent

(5) Arbutus, MD
Favorite Stream cutting through Morning Choice Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Morning Choice and Rockburn Branch

4.4 mi 7.1 km • Loop • 325 ft Ascent 99.16 m Ascent

(6) West El…, MD
Favorite Stream cutting through Morning Choice Trail.
Intermediate

Morning Choice Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km • Loop • 363 ft Ascent 110.78 m Ascent

(3) West El…, MD

Trails in Patapsco Valley State Park - 132

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Santee Branch Trail
Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km West Elkridge, MD
1.0 mi 1.5 km #2McKeldin Rapids Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.5 km Sykesville, MD
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Alberton Road Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Ellicott City, MD
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Trolley Line #9 Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Ellicott City, MD
3.2 mi 5.2 km #5Wood Marr
Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km Sykesville, MD
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Peaceful Pond Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Ellicott City, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Ilchester, MD
2.4 mi 3.9 km #8Garrett's Pass
Easy/Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Ilchester, MD
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Morning Choice Trail
Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km West Elkridge, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Soapstone Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Arbutus, MD
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Arbutus, MD
1.4 mi 2.3 km #11Plantation Trail
Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Sykesville, MD
2.9 mi 4.7 km #12Pickall Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Ellicott City, MD
1.8 mi 2.9 km #13Patapsco Thru Trail Pickall Section
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Ellicott City, MD
1.1 mi 1.7 km #14Rockburn Branch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km West Elkridge, MD
0.2 mi 0.3 km #15Liberty Dam Overlook
Easy
Sykesville, MD
Easy
0.2 mi 0.3 km Sykesville, MD
0.7 mi 1.2 km #16Stairway to Haven
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Ellicott City, MD
1.8 mi 2.8 km #17Belmont Trail
Easy/Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.8 km West Elkridge, MD
0.7 mi 1.1 km #18Vineyard Springs Trail
Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km West Elkridge, MD
1.6 mi 2.6 km #19Old Ranger Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Ellicott City, MD
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20Bull Run
Intermediate/Difficult
Arbutus, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Arbutus, MD

Photos of Patapsco Valley State Park - 108

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A roots-laden exit from the forest into the meadow.
Sep 15, 2019 near West El…, MD
Small waterfalls and cascades just upstream from the Santee Branch Trail.
Sep 14, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park
Sep 14, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Crossing the meadow.
Sep 15, 2019 near West El…, MD
McKeldin Rapids
Sep 14, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
Lillies of the Valley in bloom.
Sep 14, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.
Jul 1, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
Morning Choice on a foggy morning
Sep 13, 2019 near Ilchester, MD

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