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Patapsco Valley State Park

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Address: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 410-461-5005
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$25.00 a night and the facilities are as always clean. Slept without the tent and only had the fire going all night. Arrived Friday am left Saturday morning. Quite and all are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Best hiking in the area, but overall the hiking is just ok. Very easy. Neat foot bridges. I like that you can bring dogs (on leash).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

$25.00 a night and the facilities are as always clean. Slept without the tent and only had the fire going all night. Arrived Friday am left Saturday morning. Quite and all are pleasant.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a surprise as we visit from California to our daughter in Maryland. BEAUTIFUL!!! We took our Granddog for a walk here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great place to run away and hide from the hustle bustle of the traffic and suburb. This place has several entrances and areas that open up to completely different settings. RV camping, Hiking along trails in the woods, Exploring history along the Patapsco River or just going for a day picnic. The surroundings are peaceful and you would never know... More 

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Rawlings, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is hard to believe this stretch of preserved forest and tumbling water running runs though both commercial and residential areas of land. Walking or hiking and even camped out in the dense forest there is no sense of anything but the quiet beauty of natural beauty around you. With easy access from several entrances, it is just a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went here with some co workers for our annual picnic. I had never been before. I was so pleased with this park. There is SO much to do. The trails are great for hiking, running and biking. The stream is a lovely little spot to cool off and let the kids and grown ups play! It does get deep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I and my friends have a hike around the Patapsco in last summer.It's a big Park and have a trail for hiking.The weather is good ,fresh with green trees,different kinds of mushroom,plants,herbs.You can choose to hike in each wings[side] because the park's big and spent time to walk around.We were more enjoy with waterfall,valleys.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We live near the park and love having it so close and easily accessible with many different entrances. We have also been there for scheduled work picnics and used the pavilions. The jungle gym equipment is good for kids, there are many pavilions and bike trails. People also go and wade in the water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Get out of the city or suburbs and go for a walk with your dog or bike ride. It's relaxing and beautiful. I love the river. I would recommend it to anyone- couples, family, or solo.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

just go!! it is an area gem. what do i ask for when it is my turn to be celebrated... and it is nice outside? ''can we go hiking at patapsco?'' my favorite present!! there are all kinds of trail choices... long or short. what a wonderful way to really enjoy being outside!! take water alongwith you or leave it... More 

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