HIKE starting at The Swinging Bridge

Meet on the grass by PARKING LOT PAST THE SWINGING BRIDGE.  We can decide how long we want to walk.

I think it's only $2 per car on the off season? On weekends in the summer the Patapsco State Park entrance fee is $3 per person. Or $75 seasonal per car, good for all state parks.

Directions once you enter the park

The address (5120 South Street, Baltimore, MD 21227) gets you to the park entrance. After turning in the park entrance, please pay the $3 entrance fee at the booth. Continue straight ahead (for about 1.5 miles) and when you reach the intersection, take a left (there is not an option to go forward, you can only turn left or right). Follow the road TWO MILES to the  parking lot at the end of the road past the swinging bridge . Call me with any questions[masked] Rachel Swift.

We will hike about 4miles maybe. 

Typically we are finish by 12:30-1pm.

You might get muddy on the trails, so dress accordingly.

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  • Wayne M.

    Janet, Thanks for the great pictures and the story that goes with each picture.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Nice long hike, fun people, and great dogs

    3 · March 17, 2014

  • Wayne M.

    Making hay while the sun shines. It's snowing now and will continue to snow into Monday but this morning's weather was perfect and we certainly were not going to squander it. Perfect weather, perfect trails, perfect people, perfect dogs.

    March 16, 2014

  • Andrew

    The best dog walk Meetup I've been on yet! (sorry Janet!) Lol.PERFECT weather, awesome terrain & trails, & the best fellow dog owners one could ask 4!

    3 · March 16, 2014

    • Janet A.

      No worries, mate. We can't hope to compete with Patapsco and the great leadership in Trails Tails & Ales :)

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    how fun!!! can't wait to go next time!

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Janet A.

    Gaby & I had so much fun with all of you! It was great to see everyone again, and to meet Violet's new little brother :) Thank you Wayne, for organizing and leading our invigorating reinitiation into hiking for 2014.

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Nikki W.

    We had so much fun! Beautiful area! Lily is now snoring.

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry.....tummy flu gonna keep me home tomorrow....looking forward to next time....so is snowy.... :(

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might go according to the weather. How muddy are the trails? I have a tiny yorkie and I don't want to have to carry her the whole time since she is like a walking rug.

    March 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Wayne and My yorkies name is Malani. She also has a facebook page under Princess Malani Miss Lady Paw Paws.

      March 10, 2014

    • Shay

      Dry options would be great. My shih tzu is a walking mop too. :p

      2 · March 11, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Hey Rachel, I won't know for sure about this hike until closer to March but I wanted to let you all know that Violet, Stewart and I miss you guys and that we have a new pup that we will bringing with us. He is a small one but he will try his best to keep up. See you in March (fingers crossed)

    February 19, 2014

  • rachel

    Wayne this hike is on 16th of March.. I'm on sure if I'll be available then. I need to check with my classes. As for February i'm unavailable

    February 15, 2014

    • Wayne M.

      Rachel, Thanks for pointing out that this was March not February.

      February 16, 2014

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