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    Can anyone tell me about Patapsco

    i'm thinking of taking a road trip the first weekend in march and I've heard that Patapsco is a good place to ride. I'm looking for technical single track to be ridden on a hard tail. i was wondering if anyone could tell me about it and if anyone has pics.

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    Good job!

    I live right near patapsico. Definitily bring your bike its an awsome place to ride. TheProphet has some pics i think. They have a little of everything there you can find crazzy steep downhills and long uphills. Definitly bring your bike when you come down and meet up with some people on here to ride. Its a great place to ride and it has something for riders of every level.

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    Awfully wet in March...

    Quote Originally Posted by guava
    i'm thinking of taking a road trip the first weekend in march and I've heard that Patapsco is a good place to ride. I'm looking for technical single track to be ridden on a hard tail. i was wondering if anyone could tell me about it and if anyone has pics.
    Patapsco does not dry out very well this time of year.
    I would suggest going up to Gambrill State Park in Frederick, MD. Check it out in the review section of mtbr.
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    Yes, Patapsco has problems drying. I would say when you come, if it has rained in the past 48 hours, dont go. But yes, it has something for everyone. Shoot me a PM when you are in the area or are going to be here soon and I will organize a ride for you and show you around. Its a fun park, you just have to know which trails to ride and which way to take them. I will be glad to show you around if the weather is good and I am sure bballboy388 wouldnt mind coming.

    Here is a cool steeper than it looks downhill that is at the bottom of this really fun desent.
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    Thanks , I'll check out Gambrill State Park.From every thing I've read about patapsco , is that it's a fun ride but the drainage situation seems to be a problem.

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    Gambrill or Patapaco

    I see that both are nice places to ride and not too far from where I live. I'm looking for difficult/ technical trails, mainly single track, are either of these two place like that. I'm also wondering about the cold/snow factor, (it's snowing up here in ny).

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    Weather wise....it was 63 yesterday, then rained today and the temperature dropped to about 45. Supposed to be high 40's tomorrow with no snow in sight. Which is a huge bummer. I'd say go Patapsco.
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    id say go to gambrill/ watershed. always gambrill except on thanksgiving when everyone goes to patapsco. i just really prefer gambrill. i feel as a whole its more tech and there is more to ride. i have done 8 hour rides there and know there are trails that go way out which would be a camping trip.

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    Check trail conditions first

    Quote Originally Posted by RetroG
    Patapsco does not dry out very well this time of year.
    I would suggest going up to Gambrill State Park in Frederick, MD. Check it out in the review section of mtbr.
    Agree with Retro, Unless We get a hard freeze, or a stretch of dry sunny weather, Patapsco will stay pretty wet through the spring. Check here for trail conditions.


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    gambril / the watershed is a great place to ride it drains very well because it is so rocky and it is very tech, i love the place. there is nothing wrong with avalon its just not as tech in general and like everyone else said unless its frozen it is generally a mucky mess in the winter/spring

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