Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City

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Patapsco Valley State Park is a public recreation area extending along 32 miles (51 km) of the Patapsco River south and west of the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The state park encompasses multiple developed areas on over 14,000 acres (5,700 ha) of land. In 2006, it was officially celebrated as Maryland's first state park and is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
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  • I had a chance to take a late autumn hike with my brother and sister in law. It was a Monday so the trails were not crowded. The short hike we went on was pretty challenging as one had to hike up and....  more »
  • Now living in Florida it was quite a treat to hike on an Autumn day on varied terrain. Dog friendly we had our trusty companion along and she also enjoyed our hike. Paths were pretty easy to follow...  more »
  • Really great park! Tons of trails (paved and non paved). Great, easy walk all along the river if you want or you can dip off on one of the loop trails through the woods. You even get to walk through a tunnel on one trail! Multiple spots to park and hike in. Also have a playground for kids! Would recommend to anyone looking for a day out in the sunshine!
  • Great place for a day out and fun activities. I recently visited this place while my visit to Maryland and was amazed and amused to see natural beauty of the area. This park is a huge one consisting of acres and acres. There is a lot of space for BBQ and it has a hiking trail as well. The parking is sufficient and kids play area is good enough to keep kids busy.

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