Hike the Switchback trail in Patapsco State Park

Maryland Switchback Trail

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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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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

3.9 Miles

Elev. Gain:

249 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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Fun Place For Some Exercise

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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