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The Patapsco Hikers has moderate hikes most Thursdays centered in Howard, Baltimore, and Carroll counties. Most hikes are 7-10 miles in length and involve 500 – 1500 feet of climb at a pace of 2.5 – 3 mph. We also have occasional, easier (five miles or so, less than 800 feet of climb) hikes on Mondays.

Upcoming hikes are posted on the internet on Sunday or Monday for the following Thursday, weather permitting. We typically start at 9:30 sharp and end around 1 PM or so with an optional lunch at a modest nearby venue or trailside.

Note that the hike description gives the estimated length and cumulative climb of the hike along with some descriptive elements (rocky, rooty, muddy, etc). Please judge carefully if this hike will be a pleasant experience for you (we want to come back) or an unpleasant struggle that will kill your enthusiasm for hiking.

Hikes are limited to 10 attendees. “Yes” RSVP’s are required for each hike. We ask you to donate $1 per hike to pay Meetup fees but no one will be turned away if they choose not to donate.

Well-mannered dogs are permitted but only with prior approval from the group organizer.

Please note that I do not answer my phone unless I know who's calling. You can send me a message through the Meetup website.

WARNING Patapsco Hikers (PH) takes a common-sense approach to hiking/walking. We encourage participants use their best judgement and err on the side of caution when participating with the group. This is an outdoor activity and mishaps do occur.

By registering for any hike, you agree to the following waiver of liability:

“I am aware of the risks inherent in outdoor activities. Therefore, I will be responsible for my own well-being while participating in the activities of the Patapsco Hikers, and while traveling to and from these activities. I agree that the Patapsco Hikers Meetup Group, its officers, representatives, other participants and trip leaders are not liable individually or collectively for any injury, disease, sickness, loss, or damage to my person or property, direct or consequential, arising out of the activities of the Group. Neither I nor anyone in my household is currently in quarantine, is awaiting the results of a corona-virus test, or has a fever, or any flu-like symptoms.”

Hike with us; it’s good for your heart and good for your soul. Hike more and you'll worry less.

Past events (259)

Savage Park along the river 7 miles W*E*D*N*E*S*D*A*Y

Howard County

Howard County Along the River and Through the Woods

Howard County

Park HQ with possible minor bushwhacking

8020 Baltimore National Pike

Woodstock Hike

Patapsco Woodstock Area

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