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Patapsco Valley State Park

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
+1 410-461-5005
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Amazing place to get out in the woods close to home

This is a lovely trail full of twists and turns with small and medium waterfalls that runs along a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gr8fish2017
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Catonsville, Maryland
Great place to hike

Patapsco is a huge park, with everything from hiking to camping to horseback riding supported, if... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Deborah F
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Columbia, Maryland
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“swinging bridge” (17 reviews)
“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
“great hiking” (7 reviews)
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8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
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+1 410-461-5005
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"swinging bridge"
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"hiking trails"
in 13 reviews
"great hiking"
in 7 reviews
"different areas"
in 6 reviews
"grist mill"
in 4 reviews
"camp host"
in 4 reviews
"great campground"
in 3 reviews
"maryland state"
in 3 reviews
"train tracks"
in 5 reviews
"fall foliage"
in 3 reviews
"dump station"
in 3 reviews
"cascade trail"
in 3 reviews
"close to home"
in 4 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 3 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"paved path"
in 4 reviews
"howard county"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely trail full of twists and turns with small and medium waterfalls that runs along a creek that you'll have to cross a few times. It's a bit rocky with roots along the way, and provides a lot of variety with short...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Patapsco is a huge park, with everything from hiking to camping to horseback riding supported, if you pick your spot. The main areas have rangers, maps, and charge a nominal fee. There are trails in Patapsco with free parking, but go early! After 9, or...More

Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the first week of April. The trail was muddy thanks to a ton of rain recently. The trail was enjoyable, a little easier than I wanted it to be and the water fall wasn’t as big as I was expected. But we were...More

Thank Megan T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

All sections have Hiking/Biking trails, water access, Playgrounds and rentable day use shelters that are very cheap. Become familiar with the parks different areas: Pickall - Closest to Baltimore, Rocky Hiking/Biking Trails overlooking river with river access, Fields. Hollofield - Park HQ, train track access,...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Unseasonably warm and mostly sunny, so took the afternoon off and took our kayaks to get some paddle time above Daniels Dam. Busy, few parking spaces, so many no parking signs. Nice put in, and good day on the water. Saw kingfisher, bald eagle, hawk,...More

Thank Johnny J
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Every year a group of us get together and spend the day at Patapsco Valley State Park. We always get the same pavilion which sits alone and we love it. We never infringe on anyone else there while playing our music, kidding each other and...More

Thank dblagmon
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Patapsco Valley State Park is a great place. It's huge and there's so much to do there. There are 3 main sections of the park, all of which have hiking trails, bike trails, playgrounds, grilling areas, and more! My boyfriend and I visit Patapsco Valley...More

Thank Rachel K
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This park extends 32 miles along the Patapsco River covering 16,000 acres of recreation fun for hiking, cycling (mtn), running, fishing, camping, horseback riding, canoeing and picnicking. Over 200 miles of trails to fulfill your fun time. There are various entrances into the park so...More

Thank whereletsgo
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Patapsco Valley State Park offers city and suburban residents a good taste of the area's original surroundings by bringing nature close to the Baltimore suburbs. It's just literally minutes from anywhere in the Baltimore area and not that far from Maryland's DC suburban areas either....More

Thank Alberto M
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice park with a scenic trail, the Cascade Trail. A bit of a scramble past boulders, but the trail was well marked and my 6 year old son really enjoyed it.

Thank Kenneth B
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47ginetter
6 October 2017|
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Response from HappyCamper00000 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. We could get from our campsite to the Baltimore Convention Center in under 30 minutes. Maybe 20 something? Make sure the Park is open during the time you plan to attend your conference, and reserve a campsite... More
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Dennis B
29 June 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
The phone number should be on the website. Call them. I don't believe the campsites have water hookups.
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