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Wed. After Work Hike! Easy 3.5 Miles: Patapsco State Park: McKeldin Area (07-31)

  • Jul 31, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Easy Side of Moderate Hike of 3.5 or 5 Easy Miles in The Beautiful McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park!

"Starting from the swift rapids of the South Branch, to the confluence of the North and South Branches and beyond, this hike follows the mood of the Patapsco River—sometimes lively, sometimes lazy. About two-thirds of the hike comes into very close contact with the river. The return is a woodland walk through a narrow hollow favored by white-tailed deer. Thanks to the topography of the area, it is possible to find solitude even when large groups are enjoying picnics in the park pavilions. The rolling landscape and cliffs provide a buffer that allows for quiet enjoyment of the stream valley."

Trail Information
Nearby City: Baltimore
Length: 3.5 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level: Easy and Newbie Friendly
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Patapsco Valley State Park McKeldin Area
Local Maps: USGS Ellicott City, Maryland

Weather Information
We hike rain or shine. Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.

Carpool Information

For after work hikes, there is no formal carpool. Click Here for suggested carpool locations complete with directions and GPS coordinates. If you can drive or want to carpool from any locations such as the DC area, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!

Directions to the Trailhead

Click Here for Directions to Where We Meet for This Hike

Hike Time is 6:45 p.m.

Park Fee

The park has a 3.00 dollar entrance fee.

Please remember we are a social hiking group that values fellowship and camaraderie and practice good hike etiquette. We take breaks as necessary and have at least one guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back which means that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then find another group! We are very supportive, encouraging, and focus on safety while getting or staying fit on the trail and practicing leaving no trace

Fido is welcome on this hike!

PLEASE take a leaders phone number with you in case you have any difficulty locating our group...

Let's have good times and see you on the trail!


Mike H:[masked]

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  • Seba

    Hi I am here in the main mckeldin park entrance. Actually the address was taking me little further on the marriottsville road and didn't find any possible trail head. So came back to park main entrance. Hope I am at right location

    July 31, 2013

  • Debbie

    I am sorry I looked up and the time got away. I live at least 1/2 hour away. I so wanted to attend. I will do it next time

    July 31, 2013

  • Dave

    Can't make it, having difficulty with the time/space continuum, hope to have things restored to their natural order soon, have a great time out there!

    July 31, 2013

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  • Justin C.
    Certified Hike Leader and Wilderness Medical First Responder, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Michael H.
    Certified Hike Leader and Wilderness Medical First Responder, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
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