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Patapsco - Hilton Area We Meet at Shelter 245. GPS Coordinates: 39.246394, -76.745245 Physical Address: 1100 Hilton Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 Driving Directions: From I-695 (Baltimore Area): To reach the Hilton Area, take Baltimore Beltway (I-695) Exit 13 onto Frederick Road (Route 144) heading west into Catonsville. After traveling 1.2 miles, turn left onto South Rolling Road. There is a traffic light at the intersection, and Hillcrest Elementary School is on the right. Proceed 100 yards to a fork in the road and stay right onto Hilton Avenue. The park entrance is on your right, 1.5 miles after the fork. Once inside the park, take the first right turn and proceed to Shelter 245 which is where we meet. It is the only shelter in the area and should be easy to find. From Howard County: Follow Frederick Rd. through Ellicott City into Baltimore County, turn right at South Rolling Rd. and follow directions above. There is a traffic light at the intersection, and Hillcrest Elementary School is on the right. Proceed 100 yards to a fork in the road and stay right onto Hilton Avenue. The park entrance is on your right, 1.5 miles after the fork. Once inside the park, take the first right turn and proceed to Shelter 245 which is where we meet. It is the only shelter in the area and should be easy to find. Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to, or in, Patapsco Valley State Park. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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