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... Preview: Patapsco Valley State Park (PVSP), straddling the Patapsco River and encompassing sections of four counties, can rightly be considered central Maryland’s recreation granddaddy. Sprawling over 32 miles ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best in Tent Camping: Maryland
Patapsco Woods , MD - Campgrounds
... Preview: Despite its crowded feel (or maybe because of it), Patapsco Valley State Park (PVSP) is a logical camping destination for families, especially those with little kids. The reason is simple: if it doesn ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best in Tent Camping: Maryland
Sylvan Hill , MD - Campgrounds
... Preview: A surprisingly rugged and remote descent into a wooded stream valley to the Patapsco River. Special considerations: Throughout the hike, remnant junctions from older versions of these routes sometim ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Maryland & Delaware
Baltimore , MD - Hiking - 3.2 miles   
... Preview: Starting from the swift rapids of the South Branch, to the confluence of the North and South Branches and beyond, this hike follows the mood of the Patapsco River — sometimes lively, sometimes lazy. A ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Maryland & Delaware
Baltimore , MD - Hiking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: Cascade Falls on the ridge east of the Patapsco River is the highlight of this hike. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.
Elkridge , MD - Hiking - 6.9 miles   
... Preview: Follow the south branch of the Patapsco River to the confluence of the north and south branches. Combine the Switchback Trail with the McKeldin Rapids Loop for views of wild rapids, ending with a stif ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Baltimore
Liberty Lake , MD - Hiking - 3.9 miles   
... Preview: Although the area tends to have swarms of mountain bikers, the scenery is certainly a must-see, beginning with cascading falls and ending with ridgeline views. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Baltimore
Liberty Lake , MD - Hiking - 6.7 miles   
... Preview: In the midst of a metropolitan area, this Patapsco Park trail crosses the Swinging Bridge across the Patapsco River and then follows an old railroad bed to connect to the Hilton-area trails of Sawmill ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Baltimore
Catonsville , MD - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: Three small cliffs within Patapsco Valley State Park are described below. The Ilchester area is, by far, the best and most popular. The Friction Wall and Woodstock Wall areas are included for informat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
Catonsville , MD - Climbing
... Preview: Take in the best of the Glen Artney Area: two branches of the Patapsco River, mature forest, and Lost Lake. The trailhead leads onto Soapstone Branch Trail. A long, flat ridge drops off both sides of ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Ellicot City , MD - Hiking - 4.9 miles   
... Preview: Even though this is one of the more popular sections of Patapsco Valley State Park because of its camping infrastructure, you can still get a few of the trails to yourself. On the Forest Glen Trail, y ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Ellicot City , MD - Hiking - 4.1 miles   
... Preview: Walk to Liberty Dam on unmaintained trails, which take you to the developed, popular McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Starting at the trailhead, you will walk on a rocky, packed dirt trail ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Marriottsville , MD - Hiking - 6.3 miles   
... Preview: Take in one of Patapsco Valley State Park’s most popular areas—and then combine it with one of its least visited areas. The Hollofield Area, which is very popular, especially with families, has three ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Ellicot City , MD - Hiking - 3.9 miles   
... Preview: See waterfalls, rivers, streams, upland forest, historic structures, and entire herds of deer in one of the more diverse hikes in Patapsco Valley State Park. This hike begins in the Orange Grove Area ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Ellicot City , MD - Hiking - 6.4 miles   
... Preview: Make a loop in a section of Patapsco Valley State Park on trails that take you over tough, but rewarding, terrain. Many developed areas inside Patapsco Valley State Park provide amenities for family o ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Woodstock , MD - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Stroll along the Patapsco River, visiting numerous historic sites along the way. A hike in this portion of Patapsco Valley State Park serves as the best reminder of the thriving nature of the area lon ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Ellicot City , MD - Hiking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: River valleys and deep forest, with a sprinkling of historic structures. This is a prototypical Patapsco Valley hike. From the parking area, walk down Hollofield Road toward the river and steel bridge ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Towson , MD - Hiking - 7.9 miles   
... Preview: This is an easy yet scenic hike along a paved rail trail, passing two swinging bridges, an old viaduct, and a dam. Following the path of the original roadbed of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore
Baltimore , MD - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: Over the years the Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park has become a regional favorite for mountain biking in the Washington, DC region. And now, with the addition of the Rockburn Mountain Bike S ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Washington, DC: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area
Alexandria , VA - Road Biking - 12.9 miles   
... Preview: Roughly between the McKeldin and Avalon areas of Patapsco Valley State Park is the largely undeveloped Daniels area. Extremely popular with paddlers, anglers, hikers, and mountain bikers, the Daniels ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area
Ellicott , MD - Mountain Biking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: McKeldin is a unique stop in Patapsco Valley State Park. It’s nudged into the southeast corner of Carroll County, where the north and south branches of the Patapsco River converge. Scenic Liberty Lake ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area
Ellicott City , MD - Mountain Biking - 3.7 miles   
... Preview: A 450-acre park overshadowed by the monstrous nearby Patapsco Valley State Park, Rockburn Branch Park provides a wonderful place to spend the day with friends and family. Due to its proximity to adjac ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Ellicot City , MD - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: Three Quaker brothers founded the town of Ellicott City in about 1772 on the Patapsco River and made it one of the greatest milling and manufacturing towns in the East during its heyday. Later, the to ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Trips from Baltimore
New Market , MD - Hiking
... Preview: Enjoy a heady combination of mature forest, boggy marshland, self-guided nature trails, golden sand beach, and stunning water views. This land, now owned by the Anne Arundel County Department of Parks ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Gibson Island , MD - Hiking - 3.8 miles   
... Preview: The first thing you may notice about Trolley Line #9 Trail is the boardwalk that curves between the bluffs of massive rock. The granite was hand cut in the 1890s when the electric streetcar rails were ... Related information:... From the guidebook Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic
Ellicott City , MD - Rail-Trails - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one of Washington, D.C./Baltimore’s most popular mountain-biking playgrounds. Av ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area
Elkridge , MD - Mountain Biking - 20 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Avalon’s little sister, nestled just outside the beltway in southern Maryland, is Rosaryville State Park. Conceived in partnership by the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and Maryland’s Depart ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area
Waldorf , MD - Mountain Biking - 8.3 miles   
... Preview: Avalon’s little sister. Nestled just outside the Beltway in Southern Maryland is Rosaryville State Park. Conceived in partnership by the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and Maryland’s Departm ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Bike Rides Washington, DC: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area
Rosaryville , MD - Road Biking - 9.8 miles   
... Preview: Known primarily for its rich equestrian heritage, the Fair Hill area does not conjure up images of mountain biking. However, this northern Maryland Natural Resources Management Area has some of the m ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area
Elkton , MD - Mountain Biking - 5.2 miles   
... Preview: Westport and neighboring Cherry Hill often stick in the minds of many Baltimoreans as marginal neighborhoods, teetering on an abyss. Indeed, a stroll through the residential sections of these neighbor ... Related information:... From the guidebook Walking Baltimore
Baltimore , MD - Walking - 1.8 miles   
... Preview: Unlike many cities around the country,Washington,D.C.’s business districts and community living are located in close proximity.There are short distances between business, shopping, and homes—which mak ... Related information:... From the guidebook Outdoor Escapes Washington D.C.
, DC - Mountain Biking
... Preview: The Rockburn Branch Park area is an excellent place to introduce people to mountain biking. Its rolling trails allow the novice to intermediate cyclist a chance to focus more on developing skills rat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area
Columbia , MD - Mountain Biking - 6.6 miles   
... Preview: Meander along the well-fortified confluence of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. Fort Howard traces its beginnings to 1896, when the U.S. government began purchasing land on North Point in prepar ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore
Fort Howard , MD - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: This is a short walk that’s long on history and rather unforgettable as a result. It was here that Francis Scott Key, one of Maryland’s most famous native sons, penned the poem that would become the A ... Related information:... From the guidebook Walking Baltimore
Baltimore , MD - Walking - 1 mile   

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