Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area)

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.68 out of 5
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Intermediate
25
miles

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↑ 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.

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Q: Hybrid bikes? -Guest

A: not for hybrid bikes.

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Bunny Hop


October 12, 2017
rmap01 Bunny Hop  
 
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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Bunny Hop

April 19, 2017
DauraB Bunny Hop  
 
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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Granny Gear

October 19, 2015
 
Review: i live close and i go every week it is the best park i have gone to in Maryland
if you are looking for 1 good trail to ride or a hole day its the best

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August 22, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Great technical roots and rocks and some steep sections - all lots of fun and what mountain biking is supposed to be like. Expect to get muddy and wet as the place doesn't dry out quickly. Trails not well marked, like Schaefer Farms, but oh well. Best for intermediate and advanced riders.

Similar Trail: Schaefer Farms, sorta

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Gramcounter

July 16, 2015
Jkizz Gramcounter  
 
Review: Been a wet summer here in MD, but trails are A Plus again. Hands down best mtn bk riding in the DMV. Be Safe!

Similar Trail: North Carolina

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Trailblazer

July 6, 2015
 
Review: These trails are real fun. technical rock gardens and awesome descents if you are going the right direction. Some of the climbs were manageable even on my DH bike. Only complaint is that the trails are not marked very well. There are lots of unmarked intersections so leave yourself plenty of time to figure out the trails. Definitely coming back to learn the area better.

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Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area) MTB Trail 4.68 out of 5 based on 71 ratings. 71 user reviews.
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