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Patapsco (Avalon section)

Average Rating:    (4.59 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 88

fairly rooty, many stream crossings, lotsa smooth fast singletrack. crowded! some fun technical, but mostly fast and smooth. it can get muddy after rain. much of it doesn't drain well.
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Latitude
39.281167913914636
Longitude
-76.80130004882812
Trail Directions
to park-n-ride trailhead:I-95 to Rte 166 west (toward UMBC & Catonsville)Follow signs to the park-n-ride.The trailhead is about 100 yards up the road from the park-n-ride on Rolling Rd
Trail Length
20+ miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ellicott City
   


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Review Date
June 16, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tonetonitony ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome... but not easy. I would rate 90% of these trails as technical for intermediate level. Going slow only makes these trails harder. Balt co side stays slightly drier after a rain and has less use but the trails are more difficult. Pretty good flow on these trails once you get to know them. Going the wrong way will significantly add to your elevation. Heavy use on howard county side...sound off when approaching other park users and remember to yield to bikers going uphill.

Best trails...rockburn, ridge, cascade falls, sante, charcoal, soapstone.

You can ride HT here but FS might be more fun.

Recommended Route:
drop in @ the trail head by the 195 park and ride or from CCBC behind tennis courts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rosaryville, Patapsco McKeldin



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Review Date
August 18, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: cyclone429 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails are really fun to cruise. Most the up hills are not to hard, lots of fun cruising with some easy obstacles. All of these trails were fun cruisers. I had a blast.

Recommended Route:
I really do not know my way around, but I would start near the gun road bridge and ride on that side of the river. This side proably has about 20 miles of trails. The other side is to hard or not that well kept.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Schafer farms trails,



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Review Date
August 10, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tcapri87 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
About 25 miles of trail with a little bit of everything here. Several trails are marked, as well as a number of unmarked trails. A map of the trails can be found at www.gpstrailsource.com. Nice hills and downhills with very little flat trails. Trails can get technical in some areas. The Howard County side towards Landing road tend to be easier. More trails on the Howard County side. More difficult trails on Baltimore County side. Stay away from the trails when it rains or when there is snow on the ground. Stays muddy for days it seems. Used to riding Loch Raven and I can ride Loch Raven usually the day after a hard rain. Definitely not true here. Trails are also very crowded during the weekend and peak times, usually during rush hour during the week.

Recommended Route:
usually park at the Park and Ride off of I195. Ride the Purple trail down to the camp site and go up cardiac.Usually follow the route to CCBC and can go many ways from there. Go across swinging bridge and can make multiple loops from there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Loch Raven, Rosaryville, White Clay



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Review Date
April 20, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Wesleypipesyo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of fun stuff. This is the only place I have been biking. I cant review it as a comparison. But it still has lots of rock gardens and logs. You can bomb down hills and go slow with control and still have a blast. It has great up hill to burn the legs.

You can get scars and abs. Either way the chicks will dig you.

Recommended Route:
This year there seem to be a number of new trails. I go up to the Landing rd Entrance and ride down the yellow trail to the left, Take the blue trail till you get to just before the falls and go up hill on Blue to the road by the bathrooms up to orange on the road to the white trail to the intersection of purple, white, orange, and yellow then go around the purple trail onto the yellow trail, and some times I do the red trail.

I am not sure if the white trail is new or not. But this is my second year riding. Last year I had a basic basic basic trek. It lasted all of a month. It is great. Go and have a blast



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Review Date
June 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: homeless junkie ,  Downhiller

Summary:
very well maintained and marked out doubletrack and singletrack with some log rolls. The Trails are eruding and a trail crew badly. Too many crackheads riding after it rains and on the weekend.

Recommended Route:
Park at 1-95 park and ride and follow the horde acroos the street

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'ld tell ya but then you would crowd my weekend spot. ohh try off of Marriotsville road Mc Keilden area



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