Patapsco Valley State Park- Alberton and Daniels Area

  I will lead a hike between 3.5 miles and 6-7 miles. If you prefer you can make it an Easy 3.5 miles by turning around at the railroad tracks : depending on interest and trail conditions for the longer hike.  The parking lot is very small so it is suggested that you carpool.or park on the side of the road close to the parking lot... a meeting place for those coming from the north would be Security Square Mall.

Directions: Take I 695 to Exit 117, Security Boulevard West. Go past the mall and turn onto Fairbrook Road (just past the Sunoco Station)  and look for Johnnycake Road on the left. Follow Johnnycake to  the end. Take a right onto Hollofield Rd. Take a left onto Dogwood Road an immediate left into the parking area off of Alberton Road. The address above is the park headquarters - DO NOT USE THAT ADDRESS FOR GPS.

 

The 3.5 miles is an easy out and back hike along the Patapsco River with many historical ruins along the way.  Shaded, NO FACILITIES. Dogs welcome.The longer 6 plus miles is a little more challenging..some hills..(knolls :) ).

 

   The last hike we did here a member gathered info to share(Thank you):

"Alberton Area ... of Patapsco Valley State Park ... is actually an old road that once led to an old town called Daniels, MD. Daniels was a mill town that had its beginnings in the early 19th century, but was abandoned in the late 1960s. The remnants of the town were later destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. The storm flooded the banks of the river, destroyed the town and pushed cars up the hills. The area was never rebuilt, so the forest grew up around the ruins of buildings and old cars."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da...

 

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  • TINA W

    I'm sorry I missed this one. I realized too late that the time had changed. I ended up turning around and going back home:( Ended up hiking Annapolis Rock trail instead.

    June 16, 2013

    • Kevin

      Tina, It was a beautiful day to hike anywhere....Yes I lowered the start time for the 1st time this year when I posted this hike... When its cold out it takes time to warm up so its best to start later and the opposite in the warm weather...Glad you hiked anyways...it was a gorgeous day..cya next time...

      June 16, 2013

  • Tom L

    I won't be able to make it by 9. See you next time!

    June 15, 2013

    • James

      You guys missed a great hike today. enjoy Jerusalme Mill.

      June 15, 2013

  • Allan P.

    Really beautiful park, loved the hike today!

    June 15, 2013

  • James

    Great 7.5+ hike today. Dog still wiped ut. Thanks again Kevin.

    June 15, 2013

  • Sebastian Robert S

    I am on the spot with 5 others

    June 15, 2013

  • Kevin

    At shoppers now.silver kia soul at the street edge of lot..leaving here at 8 45

    June 15, 2013

  • Allan P.

    Reaching out for any advice help on getting to exact meet up spot, being a complete newbie to Baltimore and area, can anyone please provide me with an actual street address/ number on Alberton Road that I can use to find the meet up parking lot? Is Alberton Road in Arbutus or Baltimore? many thanks for any and all advice. Best regards, Allan

    June 14, 2013

    • Rena

      8106 Alberton Rd. Baltimore, MD 21244

      June 14, 2013

    • Rena

      Allan, you can use this address.

      June 14, 2013

  • Chris Firewalker G.

    Have to cancel have a lot going on tomorrow without this next time

    June 14, 2013

  • Jax

    Ok coming from the East to try a western hike!!! : >) then off to Adamstown !

    June 14, 2013

  • Tom L

    Looks like fun! Not sure which I'll do...

    June 14, 2013

  • Linda

    I have an unexpected appt. I will not be able to come now.

    June 14, 2013

  • Allan P.

    Hi everyone, just saw/ read the fine print about not using the park headquarters address for the car's GPS, being a total newbie to Baltimore can anyone provide me with an actual address on Alberton Road that I can use? many thanks for all help!

    June 14, 2013

  • Allan P.

    Hi all, if it's not too late, I would like to join tomorrow's hike. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Hope the weather stays nice for it?

    Best regards,

    Allan

    June 14, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    Dental appt :( then a pool date :)

    June 14, 2013

  • Joan

    I am bring 1 guest

    June 14, 2013

  • Kevin

    Sebastian, I am also in Ellicott City....Anyways....Turn off of 40 going away from Downtown El city on Rogers(Between Honda and the Kia Dealer)..when you get to the circle at rt 99 take the 1st exit to the right on 99 frederick rd..take it down towards baltimore until it dead ends just pass Johnny cake rd. turn left and again at the end of the road turn left , cross over a stream and the parking lot is on your left..If you get lost enroute call me...410-[masked]

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Hao

    It's the first time for me in this group. Very exited for the event!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Sebastian Robert S

    Hi Kevin
    I am from Ellicott city. I am bit confused about the meeting place. I thought i should come to the address that mentioned. But you suggest to not to use that address. Could you please tell me what exactly the place to gather? Sorry I am first time to this group and hiking first time too.

    June 13, 2013

  • Tia

    I'm a maybe for this one, but would like to go.

    June 13, 2013

  • Kevin

    Please Note the earlier start time...........Cheers...

    June 12, 2013

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