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Patapsco - Orange Grove Area, Pavilion 105 We Meetup at Pavilion Number 105. Driving Directions: From Howard County: Follow Route 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South Street. Park entrance is on the left. After turning in the park entrance, please pay the entrance fee at the booth. Continue on the main road until you reach an intersection and take a left (there is not an option to go forward). Follow the road until you pass a large colorful children's playground on your right. Immediately after the playground, you will see two pavilions a short distance from one another on the right. We meet at pavilion number 105 which is the second of the two pavilions and furthest from the playground. If you pass though a yellow metal gate (it will be swung open, but visible on the sides of the road) you have gone too far. DO NOT park at the swinging bridge or you will be in the wrong location! From I-95: Take I-95 to I-195 East (as if going to BWI Airport) From I-695, take Exit #12 Washington Blvd (Route 1) south towards Elkridge. Just past the traffic light at the entrance ramps to I-195, turn right into South Street and the park entrance is on the left. After turning in the park entrance, please pay the entrance fee at the booth. Continue on the main road until you reach an intersection and take a left (there is not an option to go forward). Follow the road until you pass a large colorful children's playground on your right. Immediately after the playground, you will see two pavilions a short distance from one another on the right. We meet at pavilion number 105 which is the second of the two pavilions and furthest from the playground. If you pass though a yellow metal gate (it will be swung open, but visible on the sides of the road) you have gone too far. DO NOT park at the swinging bridge or you will be in the wrong location! From I-195: Take Route 1 south (Exit 3) and turn right on Route 1 (Washington Blvd) towards Elkridge. Make the very first right into South Street and the park entrance is on the left. After turning in the park entrance, please pay the entrance fee at the booth. Continue on the main road until you reach an intersection and take a left (there is not an option to go forward). Follow the road until you pass a large colorful children's playground on your right. Immediately after the playground, you will see two pavilions a short distance from one another on the right. We meet at pavilion number 105 which is the second of the two pavilions and furthest from the playground. If you pass though a yellow metal gate (it will be swung open, but visible on the sides of the road) you have gone too far. DO NOT park at the swinging bridge or you will be in the wrong location! From Baltimore: From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt.1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left. After turning in the park entrance, please pay the entrance fee at the booth. Continue on the main road until you reach an intersection and take a left (there is not an option to go forward). Follow the road until you pass a large colorful children's playground on your right. Immediately after the playground, you will see two pavilions a short distance from one another on the right. We meet at pavilion number 105 which is the second of the two pavilions and furthest from the playground. If you pass though a yellow metal gate (it will be swung open, but visible on the sides of the road) you have gone too far. DO NOT park at the swinging bridge or you will be in the wrong location! 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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