Loose Rock Loop
ElevationAscent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -134' -41 m
High: 335' 102 m
Low: 204' 62 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“Difficult singletrack with long stretches of loose rocks that make for challenging footing.”— Patapsco Heritage Greenway
This combination makes for a precarious run, and even experienced runners should take care with their footing along this trail. With little vegetation in the understory, even in the summer, this trail can also be easily lost as it is not clearly blazed in all areas. The final stretch of this trail parallels a small stream with a pronounced gorge, offering views and the occasional swimming spot.
If you are staying in the Hilton Campground and are looking for a more challenging alternative to the Charcoal Loop Trail, this is it.
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Land Manager: Maryland DNR - Patapsco State Park