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Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (6)

Classic Patapsco singletrack.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Singletrack

280' 85 m

High

46' 14 m

Low

220' 67 m

Up

340' 103 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Ridge trail is a maintained trail that can be ridden in both directions. It begins/ends just past Cascade Falls and extends to the top of Waterbars, with a few minor creek crossings along the way. While you generally will not find any downed logs or hardy technical features, there are a few technical climbs and some rocky bits that will test your skills.

Ever since the completion of Valley View West and Valley View East, along with the Morning Choice Connector to Morning Choice and the Rockburn loop, you have plenty of riding options in the vicinity. There really is no right or wrong direction to ride any of these trails.

Note that this is a multi-user trail and you'll encounter plenty of hikers, dog walkers, trail runners, and other mountain bikers, and maybe even an equestrian or two, especially in the summer months.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ken Lohr

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Photos

My Stumpy trying to soak up the last bit of sun.
Nov 28, 2016 near West El…, MD
Big rocks offer an interesting backdrop to the Ridge Trail in Patapsco Valley State Park.
Nov 28, 2016 near Ilchester, MD
Old building out in the Avalon area of Patapsco. Lots of these old structures still exist in the area.
Jul 26, 2013 near West El…, MD
Cascade Falls frozen - winter 2014/2015
Mar 11, 2015 near Ilchester, MD
This is a video of me riding down Waterbars a long time ago.
Dec 15, 2016 near West El…, MD
Bike leaning at the 4 way, taking a break
Mar 11, 2015 near West El…, MD

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