The MORE Fun Trail

The latest on the MORE Fun Trail? FPVSP will be engaging with a professional trail builder early in 2023 to reroute the trail away from the unsafe bridge, construct a new alignment and reopen the trail. This is a 25k project – we could use your help!

The MORE Fun Trail

When many people think of the trail system at “Patapsco” – they may be generically referring to the Avalon Area of the park. This area is bounded on the south by I-95, and the north by Ellicott City, for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year – this is “Patapsco” . With easy access to the river, historic sites, pavilions, playgrounds, and 40+ miles of really great trails – why not?

Fortunately, there are hundreds of miles outside of the Avalon area and folks have long been socially connecting the trails along the 32 miles of the Patapsco River. In 2015 things got real with a new connection planned for the Baltimore County side of the river between Old Court Road in the north, linking through to the Daniels Area/Alberton Road to the south. This connection would take thousands of volunteer hours and give birth to the volunteer effort we now call the “Patapsco FUN Series”!

The MORE Fun Trail was a watershed project – volunteer numbers went through the roof!


The MORE FUN trail, or upper thru trail, opened the lower Woodstock area up to trail users.  Amy Lutsko took the lead designing the trail with MORE’s volunteers and they really did a great job making a nice flowing single-track trail that kept everyone’s feet dry.  As I remember it, this trail project saw some huge trail days and really marked the turn of the tides – it made the normal (yet awesome trail days) into TRAIL FUN DAYS with some really big numbers of volunteers from all different user groups.  Since the MORE Fun Trail workdays, Patapsco has seen so much love from the volunteers  – it gives me a good feeling every time I get out on this fun trail.

Joe Vogelpohl, Assistant Park Manager, Patapsco Valley State Park

The MORE Fun Trail: Yes, it’s a lot more fun than the legacy trail along the river. Sweeping views, undulating (and challenging) single track, and heart-pounding punchy climbs make this trail a favorite for trail users.

The MORE Fun Trail is chock full of technical fun – roots and rocks keep you on your toes!