Patapsco Valley State Park

Reservationschildren playing near a stream at Patapsco

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



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. 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.

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ALERT - Attention Trail uses within the Pickall/ Rockhaven area

Contractor are performing major construction, involving heavy machinery, trenching, earth moving, and limited periodic blasting of rock, on the Cedar Branch Relief Sewer project for Baltimore County (Contract P10 16132SX0). From now until anticipated completion in winter 2021. The work will intermittently affect the trails in the area including some closures, see map below. Red trails will be closed, Yellow will be open on weekends. Follow signs. Please use caution when using these trails and abide by posted warning signs for your safety.

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Orange Grove and Glen Artney Areas

Both Orange Grove and Glen Artney will be open to foot and bike traffic only. No vehicles will be allowed in to those areas until further notice. Please plan accordingly. ​​