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Patapsco Thru Trail Pickall Section

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 263' 80 m
Descent: -255' -78 m
High: 419' 128 m
Low: 179' 54 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Patapsco Heritage Greenway

This trail follows the Patapsco before taking a steep climb of the ridge in Oella, then back down towards the river.

Patapsco Heritage Greenway

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Description

This section of the Patapsco Thru Trail branches off the Pickall Trail as it heads into the hills away from the Patapsco. The trail follows the river below the Route 40 overpass leading to a beautiful view of the Patapsco Valley at the base of Union Dam Trail. From here the trail heads up into a steep climb of the ridge into Oella. Once ascended on the ridge the trail levels out and is relatively easy, following the river south before leading back down the ridge and connecting with the Oella Mill Race Trail.

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View of Route 40 bridge from base of Union Dam Trail
May 1, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
View of the Patapsco Valley from the Patapsco Thru Trail Pickall Section, just past the Route 40 overpass.
Jun 24, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
View down Old Rockhaven Trail under a blanket of snow.
Jun 24, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
Hiker on Patapsco Thru Trail Pickall Section heading southward.
Jun 24, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD

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