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“Very nice park.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-461-5005
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Elkridge, Maryland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very nice park.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

There are different ways to enter the park to take you to different areas. The damn is very cool and the swinging bridge is awesome and scary at the same time. lots of trail and picnic areas. Pavillions can be rented.

Visited March 2012
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Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Couldn't find the river!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Poor signage. Very poor. The only trail we finally found was poorly marked and uninteresting. As we were leaving, we were flagged down by a driver who asked us how to get to the river!

Visited November 2012
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Pasadena, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A beautiful gem only minutes away from completely urban areas!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful, breathtaking views, lovely for runners, walkers, hikers, & of course bikers too. :) Free for active duty military, $2 entrance fee so not expensive anyway & it goes towards the various beautification projects), clearly-marked trails, pleasant, just a nature enthusiast's dream come true!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice park for hiking, picnic or outdoor events”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Went for an easy hike in spring and was pleasantly surprised by how big and beautiful the park is. Have been meaning to go back since it is so close. There are various entrances to the park and several picnic areas, hiking, biking and walking trails. Overall it could be a park one can visit from spring to fall and it would be beautiful in all seasons.

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Frederick
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220 attraction reviews
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
“A Natural, Historical Place of Natural Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have driven through many times and have stopped to hike or just walk through the forest. Even though it is being encroached upon to build houses and shopping centers nearby, there is still a lot of untouched natural beauty to be enjoyed.

Visited October 2012
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