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Patapsco

Trailhead Hike: Patapsco State Park, MD

From the Orange Grove Area parking lot near the Swinging Bridge, we will venture to an often overlooked hiking mecca between Washington and Baltimore.

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Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Patapsco, 5120 South St, Halethorpe, MD 21227, USA

About the Event

$5 plus park fee or pass. Long hike: 11½ mi., 1400 ft. elevation gain. Moderate hike: 8½ mi., 1000 ft. elevation gain.

We’ll visit three areas of Patapsco Valley State Park, a Maryland gem along the Patapsco River that offers an unbelievable 200 miles of trails. All hikers will follow a circuit in the Orange Grove and Avalon Areas via the Cascade Falls, Morning Choice, Rockburn Branch, Valley View and Ridge Trails. The hike involves a couple of stream crossings, so hiking poles are advised.

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