Patapsco valley McKeldin Area

  • June 13, 2009 · 10:00 AM

Per a member's request....and to prove I can do "easy" hikes on occasion!

This hike is taken from midatlantic hikes http://www.midatlanti...

Description: The McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park consists of 1403 acres on the Howard and Carroll County border. It has 8 miles of well maintained trails, most of which are multi-use. The focal point for hikers has to be the Switchback and McKeldin Rapids Trails as they follow the banks of the north and south branches of the Patapsco River. Dogs are allowed on the trails of the park but you cannot take them beyond the first parking lot past the entrance. (The trailheads are just before the entrance.) Parking costs $2.00 for MD residents and $3.00 for non-residents. Pay by the honor system. This 6.8 mile easy to moderate hike included most of the trails except for a couple of short segments of the Switchback Trail and the Medicine Tree Trail It is very difficult to get lost

Googlemaps directions here: http://www.google.com...

Fido is welcome on this hike, as long as he/she is well beahved, and leashed.

We'll meet by the contact station/parking area.

Note the park entrance fee: $2 for MD residents, $3 for non residents.

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  • Rhonda

    McKeldin's always a nice hike.

    June 15, 2009

  • Kelly Jovel

    It was a beautiful day, and a great day for a hike. McKeldin was a bit muddy today-but what's a hike without a little mud on the boots?!

    June 13, 2009

  • Greg

    Nice hike in close proximity to Baltimore. Nice cascade and valley views.

    June 13, 2009

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