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Union Dam Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (3)

This is a roughly one mile fun hike.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

401' 122 m

High

186' 57 m

Low

207' 63 m

Up

215' 66 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features River/Creek · Views

Description

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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Shared By:

Trevor K with improvements by Michele Marcotte and 1 other

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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#342

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Photos

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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Jul 22, 2020
Courtney Burns
Steep downhill to reach the train tracks. Super cools views! Hiked under a bridge which was fun. — 1h 40m
Jan 11, 2020
Tiffany Fuchsia
May 15, 2019
Ryo Usami
Wednesday stroll on a nice weathered afternoon! w z hayachu