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Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park, MD
March 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This will be about a 6-7 mile hike that has lots to offer. Waterfalls, hills, rivers, streams, rocks, stream crossings, rock hoping etc. The address listed will get you to the park entrance. Follow the written directions after that (see below) You’ll know you at the parking area when you see the suspended walking bridge.
Maryland has some awesome state parks and this one is no different. Clean, well marked trails will lead the way.
The beginning is kind of a steep climb up to the Cascade falls. We’ll have to navigate over it to get to the trails. Once over it, we’ll do a loop around and ending back at the Cascade Falls. In between, some more streams, rivers, rocks etc!
Link to Patapsco State Park WebSite:
After the hike, (and not part of the club activity) if anyone is interested, we’ll grab a bite to eat at a local establishment and then Guinness has a brewery right up the street from the park. If they’re open, maybe a stop in and a self guided tour and then for those who want, can taste some of the experimental beers being brewed on site. Guinness Blonde is brewed full time there. And a lot of history behind the site that they built on. Definitely worth the stop in and tour!
Link to the Guinness Brewery:
It’s about a 2 hour drive from the Deptford mall area.
Take 95 south. Go through Baltimore. Head Southwest on I-95 S. Pay attention at the exits as it’s a couple quick exits/turns. Take exit 47 A-B for interstate 195 E toward BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (.06 miles). Merge onto I-195 E (.07 miles). Take exit 3 for Washington Boulevard/US 1 toward Elkridge (.04). Turn right onto S/Washington Blvd then make a quick right on the 1st cross street onto South Street (300 ft). Turn left onto river road/park entrance. Then go straight and you’ll have to pay a $3.00 park fee (honor system). Continue on that road until it ends at Gun rd. Make left, then a right onto River Rd. Go about 1 mile to parking. Again, you’ll know you at the parking area when you see the suspended walking bridge. (bathroom at parking)
Leader – Doug Hillebrecht – 856-816-8824 before 9pm
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