Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area)

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4.70 out of 5
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Intermediate
25.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
349
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
It definetly is a valley, lots of altitude. Rocky, rooty and fast. Switchbacks, it has all types of terrain, not for the beginner at heart. Morning Choice trail is nice and not too technical. Ridge Trail is what it means, ridge with a lot of rocks. Soapstone, Bull Run trails are awesome and the one that I can't remember the name is also pretty good. ENJOY.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: are there steep hills on this trail -Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

A: Depending on the sections you ride, there can be.

Ken Harris answered on July 2, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Hybrid bikes? -Guest

A: not for hybrid bikes.

axxman answered on August 28, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2018
odyssey660 Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of the best places to ride not named the Shed.

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Gramcounter


July 10, 2018
Ken Harris Gramcounter  
 
Review: I had just started MTB and this was the toughest 18.5 miles I have ever ridden. Can't wait to do it again when my skills and confidence improve.

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Granny Gear

April 16, 2018
enathan1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome place to bike (and hike). A wide variety of trails and things to see. Everything ranging from gravel and rolling hills to steep, rooty, rocky trails with massive obstacles. Just make sure you know where you are!

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Granny Gear

March 12, 2018
 
Review: By far the best trail in MD I've been to yet. Several stream crossings, bridges and rock gardens. I recommend taking the ridge trail to the blue trail, left to yellow, then the purple loop for about a 2 hour ride.

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Gnarly


October 12, 2017
rmap01 Gnarly  
 
Review: Rode here several years ago right at the time of the spring thaw... not so fun. However, I've been back here several times over the last year and I have really come to appreciate these trails. There is very good elevation change in several areas especially if starting from the parking area in the valley. The section of trails that includes Morning Choice, Rockburn, Cascades, Garrett's Pass and Ridge Line is excellent. There's some enjoyable downhill, excellent flow, a number of short steep climbs and a few stream crossings. You have the option of extending to other sections of the park to create an epic ride.

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Gramcounter


April 19, 2017
DauraB Gramcounter  
 
Review: Hidden gem!! You won't be disappointed making the effort to find this trail system. A mix of flow, rock gardens, bridges and S curves with well maintained berms and trails. Camping available and wicked friendly locals. Hit this place up!!

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Granny Gear

July 9, 2016
sakatons Granny Gear  
 
Review: nice area

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Gnarly

March 15, 2016
 
Review: Beautiful trails, I have only ridden there once, well twice in one trip. I was in the area for business and took my bike. I found a few really wet areas but overall an awesome trail system. Many people out on the trails and everyone was nice to me and suggested routes to take. Also was nice that I had a topo map printed off from this very site!

Similar Trail: Raystown Lake

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Granny Gear

December 30, 2015
Stevenrb Granny Gear  
 
Review: What a beautiful ride. Took a fly into a stream... was refreshing:)

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Gnarly

December 6, 2015
racermtbk2 Gnarly  
 
Review: Great trail close to BWI. Did a 9 mile loop and would describe the trail as moderate with a lot of quick elevation changes. The trails are marked by colors and names at the start of the trails but it was hard to get lost. Watch for the trail users, in December I ran into a group on horseback and a lot of walkers close to the falls. Parking in on landing road, it fills up quick as this is a very popular trail. You can connect this trail to Rockburn park and hit up the skills park. Be prepared to get wet, the trail doesn't dry well and there are a few stream crossings. Overall a great trail.

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Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area) MTB Trail 4.70 out of 5 based on 75 ratings. 75 user reviews.
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