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Patapsco Valley State Park

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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

(2) Sykesville, MD
gem Favorite View from boat launch of Daniels Area during the spring bloom.

Daniels Cave

(3) Ellicot…, MD

Recommended Routes in Patapsco Valley State Park - 3

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Favorite Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Looking northwest on the Soapstone Trail
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Patapsco Perimeter

15.2 mi 24.5 km 1,363' Up 415.39 m Up 1,371' Down 417.77 m Down

Arbutus, MD
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Patapsco Valley State Park Hiking

  • 125 Miles 201 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 20 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 111 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 44 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Patapsco Valley State Park

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Trails in Patapsco Valley State Park - 172

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3.2 mi 5.2 km #1Wood Marr
Intermediate Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
Intermediate Intermediate
Ilchester, MD 10 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Peaceful Pond Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
1.0 mi 1.5 km #4McKeldin Rapids Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Alberton Road Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
6.7 mi 10.9 km #6Patapsco Thru Trail Woodstock Section
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Soapstone Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Arbutus, MD
Intermediate Intermediate
Arbutus, MD
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8Plantation Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Switchplate Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ellicott City, MD
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10Liberty Dam Overlook
Easy Easy
Sykesville, MD
Easy Easy
Sykesville, MD

Photos of Patapsco Valley State Park - 132

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View of the Mckeldin Rapids Area.
Jul 1, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park
Sep 14, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
McKeldin Rapids
Sep 14, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
patapsco river
Apr 7, 2020 near Sykesville, 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
Buzzards Rock Trail
Jan 13, 2021 near Ilchester, MD

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