Thanks to substantial grants from REI and MORE, and additional funding from MICL and Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park we are constructing a new 4-mile loop in the Pickall area of the park!
High above the Patapsco River, this the School’s Out Event Loop travels through amazing landscape and incorporates two bridges! The Pickall area has become a prime destination for trail users – away from the river and most informal parking areas, this section of the park remains uncrowded and retains its backcountry feel.
It’s no secret that High School and Middle School mountain bike teams have exploded in the Patapsco Valley! With over 7 teams calling PVSP home, we wanted to build a new loop, specifically for these student athletes. The Pickall Area, which is open for events only and has ample parking and large pavilions, provide the perfect venue for our young stewards of the park.