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gosh it's pretty

the gorge is so beautiful in the autumn but this area of PVSP is a wonderful respite from the... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland
Gorgeous waterfalls and creekside hike

We hiked the Cascade Falls Loop Trail on a warm December day and it was beautiful. There wasn't a... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
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8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

the gorge is so beautiful in the autumn but this area of PVSP is a wonderful respite from the suburban hubbub any time of year. the trails are steep but well-maintained and the rangers are terribly friendly. try camping here!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank razorbagel
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We hiked the Cascade Falls Loop Trail on a warm December day and it was beautiful. There wasn't a parking lot where we accessed the trail- just park along the edge of the road. One half of the trail follows along a beautiful creek and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

This park is a great place to hike, walk, or mountainbike, or kayak. There is a small river running thru the park, train tracks, train tunnels, damns, swinging bridges, etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bradley R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I always prefer this my favorite spot for family & friends get together during summer. The shelters are provided with electricity. The rest room facilities are clean. This area also has kids play area which my daughter and friends love

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Titus T
Reviewed August 7, 2018

graet park very clean its a nice day for the kids to spend outside enjoying nature and the falls, pack a lunch

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JulieV2524
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A wonderful, peaceful place. A lot to see and do. From scenic overviews to the Patapsco river, to wonderful paths. A MUST do!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarkShrader
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a gorgeous park, with trails for all levels. Nice views of the Patapsco River. If you go to the lower park (entrance close to Relay MD), get there early if you want to get in. The only possible down side to this park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Mary A
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Key points: Approach from the west and you're OK; approach from the east and beware the 11 foot bridge (and we saw NO warning signs!!); 30 amp only; entry road is steep, but not really a problem unless your vehicle is underpowered; a few sites...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Patapsco Valley State Park offers incredible hiking options with beautiful scenic views that can be fun for all age groups!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 2see2sea
Reviewed April 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank gr8fish2017
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from awilliams811 | Reviewed this property |
The river depth varies greatly but its mostly shallow under 2'. Be advised that there are still signs up that the water is contaminated. Yes you will see people in here often but you couldn't pay me too.
May 19, 2018|
Response from Mrs_Mason |
The larger shelters have large grills so you may not need to bring one. The only area of the park that allow inflatables is Pickall.
October 5, 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