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Baltimore, MD: Patapsco Valley State Park

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Distance: 2.7 miles


You'll find two wooded creeks and plenty of solitude on this 2.8-mile lollipop loop nestled in the heart of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Park Boundaries
  • Fall Colors
  • Soapstone Creek
  • Soapstone Trail
  • Stream
  • Wooded Stream

From the parking lot, begin hiking southwest on the Soapstone Trail. The trail immediately descends 200 feet to Soapstone Creek and follows the creek, zigzagging through hundred-year-old trees and thick, lush forest. At the Soapstone day use area, veer northwest paralleling another unnamed creek, before meeting up with the Bull Run Trail. Turn right onto the Bull Run Trail, climb to the top of a small hill, and cross an open meadow. Follow the path along the ridgeline before descending back down to the Soapstone trail. Turn left onto the Soapstone Trail and retrace your steps back to the car.

Mapped by Josh and Leanne Tallman

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