West of Baltimore, the 14,500 acre Patapsco Valley State Park stretches 35 miles from Ellicott City to Sykesville along the Patapsco River. It encompasses several distinct recreation areas and has over 170 miles of trails.
The Avalon, Hilton, and Orange Grove recreation areas have 19 miles of rolling wooded trails open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
To reach the horseback riding trailhead from the Baltimore,
Overall, Avalon/Hilton/Orange Grove Areas is the 1st most popular horse trail of all 10 horseback rides in Maryland.