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.
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 15 attendees. “Yes” RSVP’s and signed liability waivers are required for each hike. You may donate $1 per hike to pay Meetup fees but no one will be turned away if they choose not to donate.
Hike with us; it’s good for your heart and good for your soul.
This hike will be one of our easier Monday hikes in the neighborhood of four miles with about 500' of elevation gain. We'll start in the Rockburn Park (a Howard County park - free parking, no admission fee) and follow an irregular dumbbell route There will be some shadeless areas. We won't be having another mid-week hike this this week but maybe we'll have a Saturday hike with lunch at the Guinness Brewery if the weather cooperates.
That tree across the stream in the photo above - it's gone. It's impossible that it could have been hauled out. Where did it go?
Bring a Frisbee if you have one and give the Frisbee golf course a try.
Possible optional lunch spots
Daniel's, biker/hiker bar: 4.8 miles
Eggspectations, a bit upscale from others: 3.0 miles
Regionale, a family-run sandwich shop: 3.6 miles
Xitomate, Mexican motif: 3.2 miles
Here's a link to a map showing where we'll meet:
And a link to the weather forecast:
Come hike with us. It's good for your heart and good for your soul.