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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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Some of the best hikes between DC and Baltimore

I'd consider Patapsco a great place for families or the slightly more serious hiker looking to... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
Brett M
A First in Parks

Patapsco Valley State Park is Maryland's first park. Envisioned as an urban oasis for Baltimore it... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2016
Patritius
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (44 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 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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Reviewed April 3, 2016

I'd consider Patapsco a great place for families or the slightly more serious hiker looking to explore. There's the paved Grist Mills Trail along the river featuring two suspension bridges. If you're looking for more quiet hike with some interesting old structures, start with the...More

3  Thank Brett M
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Patapsco Valley State Park is Maryland's first park. Envisioned as an urban oasis for Baltimore it escaped development and suburbanization largely unscathed. The Park is LARGE stretching from Carroll County through Baltimore and Howard and into Anne Arundel County and follows the path of the...More

1  Thank Patritius
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Very good hiking & biking trails. Lots of different paths to try. Some historical areas as well with markets for information

Thank Tom H
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I've grown up hiking all over patapsco state park. I always enjoy it, every single time. Now that I have children and a dog, I come here all over again. There are a bunch of great spots. We enjoy, hollofield, Avalon, tire park area, just...More

1  Thank Nicole K
Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

This park has multiple parking areas stretching across it avast reserve. It has beautiful scenery, ample places to hike or fish, and plenty of wildlife. The park is very pet friendly, with lots of walkers taking their dogs out for the day. There are information...More

Thank Thomas - Genevi... H
Reviewed February 25, 2016

I stopped by the Patapso valley state park on a lark. I went for a hike on the trails and it was really nice to get away.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Although the park is a favorite for serious runners and mountain bike enthusiasts, the 2+ mile paved path along the Patapsco River is a delight for even the most leisurely stroller. You can enter the park at the Elkridge entrance and gaze up at the...More

2  Thank Stogie5
Reviewed January 7, 2016

I have hiked, camped, stayed in mini-cabins, cycled and explored most of the areas of his vast park. There is distinct history including railroad, manufacturing and areas that were makeshift campgrounds 100 years ago. It is a greenway park, following the river watershed, with pockets...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Patapsco Valley Park is close to folks living in the surrounding Baltimore metropolitan area. It offers many hiking trails, and at some entrances, other activities such as golf-Frisbee, and mountain biking. However, I go to enjoy the outdoors - it is well kept, though a...More

Thank Guate1954
Reviewed January 4, 2016

The railroad trek was beautiful even in freezing cold. We did a 2.5 hours trek alongside Patapsco river.

Thank Arushi K
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Dennis B
June 28, 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
The phone number should be on the website. Call them. I don't believe the campsites have water hookups.
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Haleigh R
May 16, 2016|
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Response from Brett M | Reviewed this property |
From the website: April through October Monday through Friday: $2 per vehicle in-state, $4 per vehicle out-of-state Buses: $10 per bus (a bus is a vehicle that holds more than 9 passengers) Weekends and Holidays $3 per... More
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ickmumc
April 5, 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
They do a lot of family reunions. Large picnic shelters and plenty of space. Check their website. I'm not sure why you would not get an answer.
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