Patapsco Valley State Park

(Hilton Area)

Location:Patapsco Valley SP Hilton Area, Catonsville, MD

Patapsco Valley SP Catonsville, MD
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Contact:Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Dist. From Balto.:< 5 miles
Dog Trails:


Dogs are not allowed in the developed areas of the park (generally those with buildings or picnic areas).  There is still access to some very nice trails for dog hikers.  Patapsco Valley SP also publishes a pamphlet called "A Guide to Your Pet in Patapsco Valley State Park " (233 Kb Acrobat document) which gives information on rules and lists some of the dog accessible trails.
General Info.:


Patapsco Valley SP, as the name implies, borders the Patapsco River and many of it's tributaries. It is comprised of several areas that span 32 miles of the river. Since dogs are only allowed in the undeveloped areas of the park, they cannot enter through the main gates of the Hilton or adjacent areas.  Hikers with dogs must enter the park at specific trailheads away from those developed areas.
Special Notes:In addition to natural beauty, Patapsco has many historical sites. The river provided the life-blood of a number of industries dating back to colonial times. In those days, ships could sail all the way up the Patapsco to just below the Hilton area at Elkridge Landing.
Further info: DNR Patapsco Valley SP WWW Page

Country walks near Baltimore
Fisher, Alan Hall
Pub. 1993 (3rd edition)

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