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121 mi 195 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 80 Trails Hard Trails 43 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

Recommended Routes in Patapsco Valley State Park - 4

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Favorite Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
Intermediate

Soapstone-Santee-Ridge Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 951' Up 290.01 m Up 956' Down 291.5 m Down

Arbutus, MD
Favorite Looking northwest on the Soapstone Trail
Intermediate

Soapstone, Santee Branch, Bull Run Loop

2.7 mi 4.4 km 436' Up 132.84 m Up 425' Down 129.65 m Down

Arbutus, MD
Favorite Stream cutting through Morning Choice Trail.
Intermediate

Morning Choice and Rockburn Branch

4.4 mi 7.1 km 325' Up 99.16 m Up 325' Down 99.15 m Down

West El…, MD
Favorite Stream cutting through Morning Choice Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Morning Choice Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 363' Up 110.78 m Up 359' Down 109.37 m Down

West El…, MD

Trails in Patapsco Valley State Park - 134

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

Photos of Patapsco Valley State Park - 124

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Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
Apr 7, 2020 near Ilchester, MD
Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
Apr 7, 2020 near Ilchester, MD
View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.
Jul 1, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park
Sep 14, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Morning Choice on a foggy morning
Sep 13, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
A nonvenomous black rat snake sunbathing on the Mckeldin View Trail.  Always remember to give wildlife a wide berth and treat them with respect!
Jun 27, 2019 near Randall…, MD
Old truck burried in the banks of the Patapsco.
May 14, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD