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WEDNESDAY- JANUARY 25 – PINEY RUN PARK – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

Join me for a hike in Carroll County starting in the undeveloped part of Piney Run Park. We will use mostly single track trails for about 2.5 miles until we reach the developed part of the park. There we will do 4 miles of mostly wide, easy trails, before hiking the 2.5 miles back to […]

PVSP: HENRYTON – 12 H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike along the Patapsco River is in Howard County between Marriottsville Rd and Sykesville. We will visit the O'Neal family farm which is comprised of a stone house foundation, a log barn, and a small cemetery. Three or four additional areas containing ruins will be viewed. There is about 1000 ft of elevation gain, […]

PVSP: FREEDOM PARK TO MCKELDIN- 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This mostly out and back hike with a couple of loops in the middle, will follow the South Branch Patapsco River on the Carroll County side from Freedom Park to the McKeldin area of PVSP. Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph. There is about 1000 ft in elevation change.

PINEY RUN PARK- 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

Join me for a hike in Carroll County starting in the undeveloped part of Piney Run Park. We will use mostly single track trails for the first 2.5 miles until we reach the developed part of the park. There we will do 6 miles of mostly wide, easy trails, before hiking the 2.5 miles back […]

PVSP: MCKELDIN NORTH – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

Explore the Patapsco River South Branch on the Carroll County side from Sykesville to McKeldin. We will hike at a pace of about 2.5 mph along trails that are often muddy, narrow and steep. There are a couple of small stream crossings. Hiking poles are recommended.

Canceled LIBERTY RESERVOIR: OAKLAND TRAIL- 7/8M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This is an out and back hike with some hills and no stream crossings. Hike will be at a moderate pace of about 2.5 mph on mostly fire roads and some foot paths. Pretty water views and a visit to the ruins of an old water wheel.  LEADER: Kathy Souders, kathysouders@comcast.net.

Liberty Reservoir: Shervette’s Corner – 7/8M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

On this hike we will explore sections of Liberty Reservoir in Carroll County including trails both north and south of Liberty Road.  Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph.  Bring poles if you have them for one possibly tricky stream crossing. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Liberty Boat Dock service road which […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: SHERVETTE’S CORNER-10M+

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike will explore sections of Liberty Reservoir, both north and south of Liberty RD, in Carroll County. Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph. About 600 ft of elevation gain, some minor stream crossings, and lots of beautiful water views.

PVSP: HENRYTON- 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike along the Patapsco River is in Howard County between Marriottsville Road and Sykesville. We will visit the O'Neal family farm which comprises a stone house foundation, a log barn, and a small cemetery. Three or four additional areas containing ruins will be viewed. There is about 1000 feet of elevation gain, and a […]

PINEY RUN EASTERN & WESTERN SHORELINE – 9M+

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike starts on the eastern side of Piney Run Lake in Carroll County. We will hike around the lake into the developed part of Piney Run Park and hike some of the trails there. Our moving pace will be about 2.25-2.5 mph. There are lots of beautiful lake views with very minor stream crossings […]

PVSP: MCKELDIN NORTH – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

We will hike along the Patapsco River South Branch on the Carroll County side at a pace of about 2-2.5 mph. Parts of the trail are rocky, narrow, steep, and could be muddy or icy. There are a couple of minor stream crossings. Hiking poles are recommended.

PVSP: FREEDOM PARK TO MCKELDIN – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike follows the South Branch Patapsco River on the Carroll County side from Freedom Park in Sykesville to the McKeldin area of PVSP. Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph. There is about 1000 ft of elevation change and a few minor stream crossings.

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: SHERVETTE’S CORNER-7/8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike will explore sections of Liberty Reservoir, both north and south of Liberty RD, in Carroll County. Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph. About 600 ft of elevation gain, some minor stream crossings, and lots of beautiful water views.

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: COOT PENINSULA – 10M+

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike in Carroll County is on fire roads and foot paths through wooded areas with lots of water views. Expect about 1000 ft of elevation change. There are no stream crossings. Our moving pace will be about 2.25-2.5 mph, but we will be stopping to admire and identify the spring ephemerals that we see.