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Elevation: 209 ft
GPS: 39.315, -76.793 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Kelbel on Apr 23, 2018
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Description

The Alberton area of Patapsco State Park offers several rock outcrops, Alberton Rock is 50 foot tall and Upper Alberton tops out at 30 feet tall. The rest of the areas outcrops are boulders some of which are very good. All the rock is dominantly South facing along the Patapsco River. So Summertime climbing may be hot and humid, however, the river is available for a refreshing dip after climbing.

Alberton History
Alberton is the name of the road which is now the trail you will be walking on. Walking further past the rocks will bring you to the old mill town of Alberton with only a few remaining buildings however there are lots of old foundations to explore. The Alberton post office operated in the community from 1854 to 1943. After a flood occurred around 1867 the mill was sold to C.R. Daniels and the town was renamed, Daniels. In 1972 Hurricane Agnes wiped out most of Daniels and all homes that lined the Patapsco River on both sides. A blessing in disguise was that the town residents were forced out of the town a week before the Hurricane hit! The reason the town was temporally condemned was the main water source got contaminated, the spring house is still up in the wood behind Gary Memorial Church, which is still standing on the opposite of the river.

Getting There

Located 3.2 miles outside of the Baltimore Beltway (695) from Security Blvd at exit 17. The parking lot is located on Dogwood rd directly across from the following address, 8100 Dogwood Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244. On nice days this 8 to 10 car parking lot can fill up quickly and additional parking can be found on the shoulder of Hollifield rd on small pull-offs be careful as some of these have a significant dropoff. Also, please think about leaving room for others by parking reasonable tight.
From the parking lot head through a gated driveway and around the corner to the right passing a private home. The owners would like everyone to stay on the outer left side of the circular driveway, farther away from the house. Even though the park entrance is straight ahead and in sight doing this small joggle will help to maintain your easy access.

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