Patapsco Valley State Park McKeldin Area

Marriottsville, Maryland

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1 Review
4 out of 5
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 that parallels the North Branch of the Patapsco River. After about 300 feet, much of the rock spreads across the trail and into the water. You will see massive ferns and mountain laurel on both sides of the trail.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

DESCRIPTION FROM:

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

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 that parallels the North Branch of the Patapsco River. After about 300 feet, much of the rock spreads across the trail and into the water. You will see massive ferns and mountain laurel on both sides of the trail.

©  Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marriottsville
Distance: 6.3
Elevation Gain: 290 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best Memorial Day to Labor Day
Local Contacts: Patapsco Valley State Park
Local Maps: USGS Sykesville, Finksburg
Driving Directions: Directions to Patapsco Valley State Park: McKeldin Area

Recent Trail Reviews

11/24/2012
0


Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018