Hike the Switchback trail in Patapsco State Park

Maryland Switchback Trail

  • Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    3.9 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    249 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Lovely wooded trail featuring a river. 

Park in the lot off of Marriottsville Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is dog-friendly and a good one for kids. 

Photos: Jeff Kubina, Doug Miller

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Patapsco offers some fun trails that are perfect for those looking to get into hiking, they don't offer grand views but can be fun for beginners.

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