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Switchback Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (6)

Circle the majority of the park on this pleasant trail.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Loop

467' 142 m

High

263' 80 m

Low

324' 99 m

Up

324' 99 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Need to Know

One area of steep inclines.

Description

This is a nice, easy trail that goes down to river where fishing is allowed. There are three bathrooms along the route. You can make it a loop by working your way across the parking lot to opposite side.

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J Lewis

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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Photos

View of the north fork of the Patasco from the Mckeldin View trail.
Jun 27, 2019 near Randall…, MD
The Plantation Trail (red) and Switchback Trail (white) parallel the river.
Jun 25, 2017 near Randall…, MD
Calmer section of the river along the McKeldin Rapids Trail.
Jul 29, 2019 near Randall…, MD
Lillies of the Valley in bloom.
Sep 14, 2019 near Sykesville, MD
The Switchback Trail (white) enters from the right.
Jun 25, 2017 near Randall…, MD
Trail signage is plentiful near the footpath to the river.
Jun 25, 2017 near Randall…, MD

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Jan 30, 2021
Christa Peters-Lidard
McKeldin rapids must see! — 2h 00m
Jan 10, 2021
Mike Zukerman
Nov 20, 2020
Sandra Remancus
3.9mi — 11h 45m
Jun 7, 2020
Martin B
Mar 16, 2020
Tod Desotelle
Jan 1, 2020
Christa Peters-Lidard
1h 30m
Aug 4, 2019
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Mar 23, 2019
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