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Patapsco Valley State Park

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8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
+1 410-461-5005
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we love hiking here so close to home

graet park very clean its a nice day for the kids to spend outside enjoying nature and the falls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie V
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A wonderful, peaceful place. A lot to see and do. From scenic overviews to the Patapsco river, to... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
MarkShrader
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“swinging bridge” (17 reviews)
“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
“great trails” (9 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"
in 17 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 13 reviews
"great trails"
in 9 reviews
"camp host"
in 4 reviews
"get away"
in 7 reviews
"train tracks"
in 5 reviews
"close to home"
in 5 reviews
"fall foliage"
in 3 reviews
"horseback riding"
in 3 reviews
"dump station"
in 3 reviews
"rv camping"
in 3 reviews
"cascade trail"
in 3 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 4 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"paved path"
in 4 reviews
"few times"
in 4 reviews
"howard county"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Julie V
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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!!!

Thank MarkShrader
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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

Thank Mary A
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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

1  Thank darwinmoore
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

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

Thank 2see2sea
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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

1  Thank gr8fish2017
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Reviewed April 14, 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 April 5, 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 April 3, 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

1  Thank awilliams811
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Reviewed February 23, 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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theresa338
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.
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47ginetter
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
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