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PVSP MCKELDIN AREA – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park offers wonderful hiking trails and river views all within the park. This hike will consist of a meandering course on most of the marked trails in the park, some steep, for a total elevation gain of about 1000 feet. There will be a snack break at McKeldin […]

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9.0M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us on an 8.75-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are several vistas of the reservoir along the hilly course, along with a brief history of the area from the overlook above the dam. Elevation gain […]

OREGON RIDGE PARK – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Oregon Ridge offers wonderful hiking trails and wooded scenery near Hunt Valley. This hike will consist of a series of loops on a hilly course, with a total elevation gain of about 900 feet, as we take in all the marked trails in the park. There will be three stream crossings and a snack break […]

PVSP MCKELDIN AREA – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park offers wonderful hiking trails and river views all within the park. This hike will consist of a meandering course on most of the marked trails in the park, some steep, for a total elevation gain of about 1000 feet. There will be a snack break at McKeldin […]

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9.0M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us on an 9.0-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are several vistas of the reservoir along the hilly course, along with a brief history of the area from the overlook above the dam. Elevation gain […]

LAKE ROLAND – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The trails in the Lake Roland area offer a local hike with a wide variety of scenery near the first dam and reservoir in Baltimore. This hike will consist of a meandering course on all the marked trails in the park, some rocky and others potentially muddy, with a total elevation gain of about 600 […]

PVSP ILCHESTER ROCKS – 10H

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The hike to Ilchester Rocks features a number of moderate hills and stream crossings on trails including Soapstone, Santee Branch, Bull Run, Sawmill Branch and Buzzards Rock. The elevation gain is approx. 1300 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph. Bring lunch or a snack.

PVSP HOLLOFIELD & DANIELS AREAS – 11.5H

Hike Distance:
11.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

11.5-mile hike on scenic trails in the Hollofield & Daniels areas of PVSP with an elevation gain of about 1400 feet. There are few small stream crossings, and we will be passing Gary Memorial Church and the Daniels Dam along the way. There will be a lunch break and the hiking pace will be 2.5 […]

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9H

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us on an 9-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are several vistas of the reservoir along the hilly course, along with a brief history of the area from the overlook above the dam. Elevation gain […]

OREGON RIDGE PARK – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Oregon Ridge offers wonderful hiking trails and wooded scenery near Hunt Valley. This hike will consist of a series of loops on a hilly course, with a total elevation gain of about 900 feet, as we take in all the marked trails in the park. There will be three stream crossings and a snack break […]

PVSP HOLLOFIELD & DANIELS AREAS – 11.5H

Hike Distance:
11.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

11.5-mile hike on scenic trails in the Hollofield & Daniels areas of PVSP with an elevation gain of about 1400 feet. There are few small stream crossings, and we will be passing Gary Memorial Church and the Daniels Dam along the way. There will be a lunch break and the hiking pace will be 2.5 […]

Canceled PVSP ILCHESTER ROCKS – 10.5H

Hike Distance:
10.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The hike to Ilchester Rocks features a number of moderate hills and stream crossings on trails including Soapstone, Santee Branch, Bull Run, Sawmill Branch and Buzzards Rock. The elevation gain is approx. 1300 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph. Bring lunch or a snack.

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9H

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us on an 9-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are several vistas of the reservoir along the hilly course, along with a brief history of the area from the overlook above the dam. Elevation gain […]

OREGON RIDGE – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Oregon Ridge offers wonderful hiking trails and wooded scenery near Hunt Valley. This hike will consist of a series of loops on a hilly course, with a total elevation gain of about 900 feet, as we take in all the marked trails in the park. There will be three stream crossings and a snack break […]

PVSP: MCKELDIN AREA – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park offers wonderful hiking trails and river views all within the park. This hike will consist of a meandering course on most of the marked trails in the park, some steep, for a total elevation gain of about 1000 feet. There will be a snack break at McKeldin […]

LAKE ROLAND – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The trails in the Lake Roland area offer a local hike with a wide variety of scenery near the first dam and reservoir in Baltimore. This hike will consist of a meandering course on all the marked trails in the park, some rocky and others potentially muddy, with a total elevation gain of about 600 […]

LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR – 8H

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us on a meandering 8-mile hike in the Loch Raven watershed including the Morgan Mill trail, the Glen Ellen trail and the Sam’s Grave trail. We will also be crossing the Loch Raven Drive bridge. There are many vistas of the reservoir along the course. The elevation gain is approx. 500 feet. The hiking […]

PVSP: ILCHESTER ROCKS – 10.5H

Hike Distance:
10.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The hike to Ilchester Rocks features a number of moderate hills and stream crossings on trails including Soapstone, Santee Branch, Bull Run, Sawmill Branch and Buzzards Rock. The elevation gain is approx. 1300 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph. Bring lunch or a snack.

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9H

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us on an 9.0-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are several vistas of the reservoir along the hilly course, along with a brief history of the area from the overlook above the dam. Elevation gain […]

PVSP: HOLLOFIELD AREA – 10.5H

Hike Distance:
10.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

10.5-mile hike on scenic trails in Hollofield & Daniels area of PVSP with an elevation gain of about 1400 feet. There are a few small stream crossings, and we will be passing Gary Memorial Church and the Daniels Dam along the way. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph.

OREGON RIDGE – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Oregon Ridge offers wonderful hiking trails and wooded scenery near Hunt Valley. This hike will consist of a series of loops on a hilly course, with a total elevation gain of about 900 feet, as we take in all the marked trails in the park. There will be three stream crossings and a snack break […]

PVSP: MCKELDIN AREA – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park offers wonderful hiking trails and river views all within the park. This hike will consist of a meandering course on most of the marked trails in the park, some steep, for a total elevation gain of about 1000 feet. There will be a snack break at McKeldin […]

LAKE ROLAND – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

The trails in the Lake Roland area offer a local hike with a wide variety of scenery near the first dam and reservoir in Baltimore. This hike will consist of a meandering course on all the marked trails in the park, some rocky and others potentially muddy, with a total elevation gain of about 600 […]

PVSP: GNOME VILLAGE HIKE – 10.5H

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us for scenic views and a visit to the Gnome village as we hike trails in the Hilton Area of PVSP including the Santee Branch, Buzzard’s Rock, Forest Glen and Gray’s Mill Trail.  There are several stream crossings and a total elevation gain of approx. 1100 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 […]

GREENBRIAR STATE PARK – 11.0H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Starting at the parking lot above Greenbriar Lake, we will hike many of the trail loops within the park. The elevation gain is approx. 1500 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph. We will stop for lunch. Please indicate whether you plan to carpool or meet at the trailhead.