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Switchplate Trail - Rocky Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2)

Highly technical trail features rocks and river overlook.


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Miles

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Point to Point

469' 143 m

High

302' 92 m

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Up

167' 51 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

This short segment connects to/from the primary Switchplate Trail and features some short but highly technical rocky sections that will surely test your nerve. The short tech sections will not surprise you and are easily hike-a-bike-able.

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Shared By:

Ken Lohr

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#190

in Maryland

#13,035

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Photos

View from boat launch of Daniels Area during the spring bloom.
May 29, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
View of Daniels Cave from across the stream.
Jul 23, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
Rocky climb along the southern cutback of the Switchplate Trail rocky loop.
Jul 23, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD
Minor rock scramble along the top of the ridge on the Switchplate rocky loop trail.
Jul 23, 2019 near Ellicot…, MD

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Oct 4, 2020
Stacy Mizrahi
i started from the dam and looped back to the ridge trail. All is clear, trails are dry and the weather is fantastic 0.4mi