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Patapsco Valley State Park

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Address: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
Phone Number: +1 410-461-5005
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Great Mountain Bike/Walking Trails...

There are great trails in the Patapsco Park, especially in the Avalon area. You can walk along the river, in the woods and to a Cascade Falls. There are cookout areas you can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
DCtotheBeach
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washington, dc

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washington, dc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are great trails in the Patapsco Park, especially in the Avalon area. You can walk along the river, in the woods and to a Cascade Falls. There are cookout areas you can reserve. Playgrounds for children and real restrooms.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live five minutes from the park. I have fished, hiked and camped here. At times the park is only a half miles wide but is 33 miles long. It is truly a hidden gem. My only problem currently with the park the large numbers of immigrant park users who come to the park to enjoy the river but don't... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This park was a surprise! It is a hidden gem. They prefer reservations. We did not have but called to find out if they had an overnight space with electricity. A "LIVE" person answered the phone 443-534-1762 and checked spaces to verify they would have room if we arrived within 3 hours. We were greeted at the gate by a... More 

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Bath, Maine
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was difficult to enjoy the tranquility of the woods when all one could hear was the ear shattering noise of a stereo system blasting from the picnic shelter. The noise lasted for the entire 2 hours we were hiking and we finally left in disgust. Of note, mountain bikers nearly ran us off the 'hikers only' trail on several... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A great place to hike. There are several areas within this large state park. It has creeks and a river running all through. It is beautiful. There are areas to picnic and places to play, like the tire park.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

A great place to enjoy the outdoors. Beautiful river, good well marked hiking trails. Best on weekdays, a little over used on nice weekends by mtn bikes that make you dodge off the track.

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Davis, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We camped at Hollofield Campground, which was our base for visiting Baltimore. This is a lovely, wooded campground which provides lots of privacy with well-spaced campsites separated by the trees. The bath houses were well kept up and there was a campground host. We didn't spend much time at the park itself, but drove in and out the 20 minutes... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This review is based on camping in the Hilton area and hiking. This is a beautiful park, all the more so, considering how close it is to Maryland's largest city. To enter the Hilton area, you drive through -- Catonsville -- loads of speed bumps and other speed reducing devices because you are driving though a heavily populated residential area... More 

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Thank Mary Pat C
Columbia, MD
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

In my backyard lies Patapsco state park. You can hike, bike, run MILES of trails through woods, along the Patapsco River, and around Ellicott City. They also offer camping, day use picnic areas along the river. You can also fish here. Very scenic and beautiful, it's such a treasure to have so close by. I have come here on certain... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Went to hollofield area, paid $15 for my family to enter and was very disappointed!there were a few pavilions. The walk Down to the water was extremely steep and impossible for kids to walk. Elderly and children wouldn't be able to access the river. When you reach the river there are no facilities, no place to sit or bathroom. We... More 

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