The Dogwood Trail
Superior Trail – Improved Connections
Please note: we are now building only the machine built trails at PVSP. All volunteer work is on pause due to the COVID19 Pandemic, we hope to resume our volunteer trail building soon – in the meantime, we are thankful to have our contracted builders working to build new sustainable trails!
The Dogwood Trail will eliminate the dangerous on road section that is currently used to connect the Pickall and Daniels areas on the Baltimore County side of the Patapsco River!
You can build this trail!
The Pickall Area of the park has become a destination for trail users at PVSP. With the new trails reaching the pavilion areas from the Pickall Trail (Festivus, Bestivus, etc.) more trail users make Pickall the hub of their hike, run, or ride.
Pickall’s location in the middle of the park, and it’s large pavilions and ample parking makes it an ideal place to stage trail events – it was the home of the legendary Patapsco 100 and now hosts Patapsco Trail Fest. Also in the planning stages is a new loop that will serve to host NICA races and be headquarters for practices and training rides for MICL, (our local NICA chapter) and the enormous amount of student-athletes that call PVSP home!
The opportunities that the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park create mean that when we bring our league together for events within PVSP, we can point our families in nearly any direction to continue their exploration of the park. There are many lessons of history, stewardship, and the environment that can be learned across communities that are well connected.
Co-Founder and Co-LeagueDirector
Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League