The Soapstone Trail Loop Will Show You A Completely New Side Of Maryland

The Soapstone Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile hike in Maryland that really offers something for everyone. Along with taking you through the Maryland wilds, the trail includes a river, flowers, scenic vistas, and abundant wildlife watching. 

Because there’s a lot to do and see on this hike, it’s a popular destination for both locals and tourists, who come here to revel in Maryland’s beauty. The highest peak on the trail is just under 300 feet. While the terrain can be a bit challenging to navigate, you’ll want to take your time and make sure to wear proper shoes before you set off on your outing.

Soapstone Trail Loop is located in Patapsco Valley State Park, about an hour north of Washington, D.C.Kaitlyn Gulock/AllTrailsTo reach the trailhead, head to the Mountain Biking parking lot on South Rolling Road in Halethorpe, Maryland.
If your sweet pup is on a leash, she can join you in checking out this popular hike in Maryland.Anthony Esteban/AllTrails
Here's a shot of one of the breathtaking views you'll get to see of Maryland on this hike.Jessica Marceau/AllTrails

While on the trail, you'll want to your eyes peeled for some surprises you might stumble across, too.Seth Marcell/AllTrails
While you're there, take some time to really soak up all the magnificent Maryland scenery.Garrett Schiche/AllTrails
The hike's windy trail is another feature which your kids might enjoy running up and down.Karen Kohnen/AllTrails
As you explore this off-the-beaten-path part of Maryland, be sure to stop and toss some stones in the stream along the Soapstone Trail Loop. It's good luck!John Wenger/AllTrails

It currently cost $5 per car to park at the lot. To learn more about hiking the Soapstone Trail Loop, visit AllTrails trail conditions and hiker feedback.

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