Patapsco Valley State Park

Trail Reroute in the Glen Artery Area

A section of the Soapstone trail from the Soapstone branch crossing to the new Soapstone trail will be closed see map below. Please follow the new rerouted trail that avoided going onto private property.

Map of reroute in Artney Area

ALERT - Posted 6/3/2021 - The water quality of the Patapsco River can fluctuate frequently due to a variety of environmental factors. It is recommended that visitors check on the water quality prior to recreating in the river.

To check the water quality of the Patapsco River, please go to

ALERT - Posted 4/27/2021 - BGE Construction in the Hollofield Area, north of route 40.

BGE is expanding the Chestnut Hill Substation along their right-of-way within Patapsco Valley State Park- Hollofield Area per Federal Mandate. The area will remain open except for around the worksite, see below for restricted areas and affected trails. There will be tree and shrub removal to accommodate the new corridor width.

  • The Ole Ranger Trail will remain open.
  • Crews will be in the area M-F, and some Saturdays, 7-5:00 p.m. weather permitting.
  • Please remember to always keep pets on a leash.
  • For questions, concerns, and most up-to-date information regarding this project please contact Lineta Duran at 410-618-0102 or

Map of area impacted by BGE work, for questions call 410-618-0102