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“Couldn't find the river!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park
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Maryland
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Couldn't find the river!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 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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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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671 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 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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HYATTSVILLE
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198 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A nearby get-away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Patapsco Valley Park has many sections and many attractions, making it a great park for everyone. The range of hiking trails, and their interconnections, create the opportunity for hikes, runs, or mountain bike trips of many lengths. Don't miss the Cascade Trail if you like waterfalls! Playgrounds, a small lake, swinging bridges, picnic areas, a visitor center, paved paths for strollers or wheelchairs...The park offers something for everyone!

Visited October 2012
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