Patuxent River State Park
Howard and Montgomery Counties
c/o Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Trail Resource Guide: Laury Lobel
301-774-9595 or email.
Location: Along the along the Patuxent River Valley. The River
forms the boundary between Howard and Montgomery Counties between Maryland
Route 27 (Mt. Airy) and 97. For directions see the park
Trailer Parking: The best place to park a trailer is located
off Annapolis Rock Road in a small field set asside for this purpose. The
park enterance is not marked, but there is a large metal gate and a sign
asking to keep the gate closed. There is also trailer parking along Long
Corner Road near the bridge crossing the Patuxent.
Facility/Trail Descriptions: Patuxent River State Park is one
of the largest riding areas in central Maryland. Located in Howard
and Montgomery counties, along the upper 12 miles of the Patuxent River,
the park is comprised of 6,700 acres of natural areas and farmlands. There
are many miles of looping trails throughout the wooded stream valley and
along the edges of adjacent fields.
The park is one of the prime deer hunting areas in central Maryland, so
between mid October and the end of January it is advisable to wear bright
orange or yellow clothing and make human noises. Fortunately, there
is no hunting allowed on Sundays.
Maps and GPS Data - click below links for the appropriate map or
data. Instructions for use of these files will follow.
Google Road Map
Topo and/or Terrain Map
GPX File - Copy and Paste to your PC
for transfer to your own GPS. Consult your GPS documentation for the procedure.
KMZ File - for input into Google
Earth. You must download
and install the application and then click the kmz link.