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Union Dam Trail

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 207' 63 m
Descent: -215' -66 m
High: 401' 122 m
Low: 186' 57 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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This is a roughly one mile fun run.

Trevor K

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This is a short (.8 miles) but steep trail which leads down to the banks of the Patapsco River. The actual trail has switchbacks and some steps which help, but that trail is not clearly marked and its easy to get on even steeper side trails carved by
visitors.

I visited in October, and leaf litter made the rocky trail even more slippery. This is located in Patapsco State Park Hollofield area.

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#333

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View of Route 40 bridge from base of Union Dam Trail
May 1, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
View of Patapsco downstream from base of Union Dam Trail
May 1, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
Stairs and rocky descent along Union Dam Trail
May 1, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
Stone steps along Union Dam Trail.
May 1, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
View of the Patapsco Valley looking downstream from above the Hollofield Overlook.
Jul 12, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
Union Dam Trailhead
May 1, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD

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