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Switchback Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 324' 99 m
Descent: -324' -99 m
High: 467' 142 m
Low: 263' 80 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by J Lewis

Circle the majority of the park on this pleasant trail.

J Lewis

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

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One area of steep inclines.

Description

This is a nice, easy trail that goes down to river where fishing is allowed. There are three bathrooms along the route. You can make it a loop by working your way across the parking lot to opposite side.

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Mar 30, 2019
Maddelin Hamm
fun trail. lots of gold flecks on the mountain here

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#281

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Photos

View of the north fork of the Patasco from the Mckeldin View trail.
Jun 27, 2019 near Randall…, MD
The Plantation Trail (red) and Switchback Trail (white) parallel the river.
Jun 25, 2017 near Randall…, MD
Calmer section of the river along the McKeldin Rapids Trail.
Jul 29, 2019 near Randall…, MD
Lillies of the Valley in bloom.
Sep 14, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
The Switchback Trail (white) enters from the right.
Jun 25, 2017 near Randall…, MD
Trail signage is plentiful near the footpath to the river.
Jun 25, 2017 near Randall…, MD

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