McKeldin Area

Ellicott City, Maryland

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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, one of Baltimore’s primary water supplies, falls the valley just north of McKeldin. Damming in the north branch created Liberty Lake, less than 1 mile from the Switchback Trail. During late fall and winter, cyclists can enjoy a picturesque view of the lake at Liberty Dam Overlook, located at the northern end of SwitchbackTrail.
Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area

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Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area

by Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez (Falcon Guides)

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, one of Baltimore’s primary water supplies, falls the valley just north of McKeldin.

Damming in the north branch created Liberty Lake, less than 1 mile from the Switchback Trail. During late fall and winter, cyclists can enjoy a picturesque view of the lake at Liberty Dam Overlook, located at the northern end of SwitchbackTrail.

© 2015 Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Ellicott City
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Open from 9 A.M. to sunset
Trailhead Elevation: 310 feet
Top Elevation: 350 feet
Local Contacts: Patapsco Valley State Park headquarters, (410) 461-5005
Local Maps: Patapsco Valley State Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to McKeldin Area

Recent Trail Reviews

10/10/2009
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description can be deceiving - steep climbs of a few 100 ft gain on several trails - some rock garden sections - several connected trails. we link them all and do laps. an excellent workout. horses on wkends - so go wkdays.



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Apr 2018