Patapsco Valley State Park

Avalon History Center


Contact: 410-461-5005​
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Baltimore and Howard Counties

Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043​

Hours: 9 a.m. to Sunset

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Plan Ahead, Parks Can Fill Up 

Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 ​miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park’s many popular pavilions.

​Photo by Rob Dyke​

The park is nationally known for its trail opportunities and scenery. We have over 200 miles of trails, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. There are hiker-only trails and multi-use trails accessible from many areas of Patapsco.​

Around the Park!

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Trail Run - Avalon Area - Patapsco 50k

October 21st (rain date 22nd)

Trail users, please be advised that a foot race will be occurring on October 21st 2023. This race will be all day event and stay mainly within the Avalon area but will also go into the Hilton area of Patapsco Valley State Park. See map below for reference. The race is a 25k loop that may be ran twice depending on length selected by participant. You may want to consider one of our many other beautiful trails within Patapsco Valley State Park during this event.

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