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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

(2) Ellicot…, MD

Recommended Routes in Patapsco Valley State Park - 5

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Favorite Cascade Falls Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, Elkridge, Maryland (USA)
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
Favorite Stream cutting through Morning Choice Trail.
Intermediate

Morning Choice and Rockburn Branch

4.4 mi 7.1 km 325' Up 99.16 m Up 325' Down 99.15 m Down

West El…, MD
Favorite Stream cutting through Morning Choice Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Morning Choice Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 363' Up 110.78 m Up 359' Down 109.37 m Down

West El…, MD
Favorite Looking northwest on the Soapstone Trail
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
Favorite Eastern box turtle crossing the road near the Santee Trail.
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

Patapsco Valley State Park Hiking

  • 159 Miles 257 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 88 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 40 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Patapsco Valley State Park

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Trails in Patapsco Valley State Park - 142

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1.5 mi 2.5 km #1Trolley Line #9 Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Wood Marr
Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Sykesville, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Peaceful Pond Trail
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Garrett's Pass
Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
Intermediate
Ilchester, MD
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Alberton Road Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Ellicott City, MD
1.0 mi 1.5 km #7McKeldin Rapids Trail
Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
Intermediate
Sykesville, MD
2.1 mi 3.4 km #8Morning Choice Trail
Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
Intermediate
West Elkridge, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Soapstone Trail
Intermediate
Arbutus, MD
Intermediate
Arbutus, MD
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10Liberty Dam Overlook
Easy
Sykesville, MD
Easy
Sykesville, MD

Photos of Patapsco Valley State Park - 130

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