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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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Happy hike in Summer time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Columbia, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tons of trails not enought time. I have visited each different areas in Patapsco and love them all. Swing bridge nice. Find the trail that you want to try. Each one is so different beautiful. When you feel your alone on the trail you then see a biker come by or a family making that hike up the mountain side... More 

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columbia, Maryland, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Be sure to hike to the falls and cross the walking brindge over the river. Lots of great little things to explore, such as the train tracks and old train viaduct.

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a treat to have such a diverse natural resource, literally within minutes of the Baltimore/Columbia hubub. We come to one of the several stretches of Patapsco State Park almost weekly. There are strenuous trails past waterfalls, gentle paved trails along the river, swinging bridges, and tunnels running below active railways. There are portions of the park in which you... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were looking for a short, but worthwhile family hike and we had a nice time. We came in early November when the fall foliage was glowing. We will definitely come back!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Patapsco Valley State Park has many areas. McKeldin is one of my favorites as it seems more spacious and more convenient. They have a Frisbee golf course and nice hiking trails. Nice pavilions and play areas, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Pleasantly greeted; offered maps to the park grounds; given military discount; parking areas well light and maintained; would return again and again.

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