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    Top Spots in and near Cockeysville

    • Cockeysville, Maryland

      Hike the Oregon Ridge Park Trail

      4.0
      4.02 mi / 475 ft gain
      Park in the lot as indicated on the map (see below). This trail is accessible year round, dog-friendly, and is great for families. 
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    • Parkton, Maryland

      Hike the Gunpowder Falls North and South Loop Trail

      5.0
      13.3 mi / 1180 ft gain
      Park in the lot on Bunker Hill Road and then continue a short ways to the trailhead (see map). There are no bridges for crossing the water so be prepared to pick your way across. 
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    • Parkton, Maryland

      Photograph Prettyboy Dam

      4.0
      Make sure you park in the designated spots located above the Dam. Walk across the Dam road bridge and about mid way stop and take a look over the edge. You will be greeted with the a beautiful view of the valley. To explore more keep walking over the dam bridge and walk down the stairs to view ...
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    • Owings Mills, Maryland

      Soldiers Delight Loop

      4.7
      5.33 mi / 466 ft gain
      From Deer Park Road, parking is available at the nature center or the scenic overlook (about 100 yards up the road). I typically park at the overlook as this affords the ability to hike trails on either side of the road, and always finish the hike back at the car. From the parking area you are ju...
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    • Owings Mills, Maryland

      Serpentine Trail

      4.5
      2.39 mi / 226 ft gain
      Park in the area off of Deer Park road to access the trail. Dogs are welcome on leash. Trail can get muddy in the spring, and there are some stream crossings. 
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    • Kingsville, Maryland

      Hike the Jerusalem Village Trail & Jericho Covered Bridge Trail

      4.3 mi / 341 ft gain
      This is a moderately rated hike that features a river and quite a few hilly sections. The trail is known to be rather muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate waterproof footwear. Note that some sections of the trail are not well marked. You may want to review a map before embarking. There is park...
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    • Baltimore, Maryland

      Hike the Fort McHenry Trail

      3.5
      0.9 mi / 16 ft gain
      Park in the lot and head out either direction on this short loop trail. Trail can get crowded, so be prepared to share the space. 
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    • Eldersburg, Maryland

      Mineral Hill Trail

      4.0
      2.04 mi / 282 ft gain
      Mineral Hill Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Finksburg, Maryland.
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    • Freeland, Maryland

      Hike Hemlock Gorge

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 300 ft gain
      This is one of Baltimore's little known gems. The area contains an ecosystem which is essentially non-existent outside of the Appalachian mountain regions. It has also been seemingly under-appreciated and abused by locals. I am trusting that the Outbound Collective community will do its part to e...
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    • Street, Maryland

      Hike the White Trail

      5.0
      3.4 mi / 643 ft gain
      Park in the lot off of  St. Clair Bridge Rd to access the trail.  Be aware that some parts of the trail are rocky and/or steep. This trail is dog friendly and is accessible from October through November. 
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    • Baltimore, Maryland

      Paddle Dundee Creek

      1.5 mi
      Follow the main entrance road down and to the right of the nature center to a turn around loop, where a car can be temporarily parked to unload/load boats onto the pier. You can launch canoes and kayaks on the end of the pier which goes directly out to Dundee Creek. From the launch site, paddlers...
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    • Baltimore, Maryland

      Hike Marshy Point Nature Center

      5 mi
      Marshy Point Nature Center is 25 minutes northeast of Baltimore in Middle River, Maryland. Convenient from I-95 with lots of parking and miles of interconnected trails, it's a perfect spot for a quick hike or an all-day excursion.  The trails are mostly within the 1-2 mile range, but you can comb...
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    • Elkridge, Maryland

      Cascade Falls Loop

      3.0
      2.31 mi / 381 ft gain
      This hike is a great place to escape the city feel of Baltimore and disappear into the wilderness. Enter through the Avalon Area entrance. There is a cash fee to enter the park. Once you pass the front gate continue past the initial picnic area. Continue through the park to the Orange Grove Area...
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    • Elkridge, Maryland

      Hike the Cascade Falls and Rootball Loop Trail

      4.7
      2.4 mi / 285 ft gain
      Park on the shoulder of Landing Drive (see map) to access the trailhead. This trail is open April-September. Dogs allowed on leash. 
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    • Pylesville, Maryland

      Hike to Kilgore Falls

      3.8
      1.2 mi
      This 1.2 mile roundtrip hike leads to the second tallest waterfall in the state of Maryland. It is a short hike that's great for families and bringing the dog. In the warmer months, you can swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall. People have cliff jumped here, but exercise caution and do s...
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    • Bel Air, Maryland

      Hike the Deer Creek Trail

      5.0
      2 mi
      Because Palmer State Park is still under development (with no timeline given for its completion), there are only a few trails that meander through this 555-acre reserve. Palmer's official website offers a not-so-helpful topographical map, but the easiest way into the park that I could find was ne...
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    Camping and Lodging in Cockeysville

    Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday
    Millersville, Maryland

    Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday

    Greenbelt Park Picnic Areas
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    Greenbelt Park Picnic Areas

    Greenbelt Campground
    Greenbelt, Maryland

    Greenbelt Campground

    Historic Bushman House (Gettysburg)
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Historic Bushman House (Gettysburg)

    Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground

    Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas
    Washington, District of Columbia

    Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas

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