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This long trail runs along the southern side of the Gunpowder Falls.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.5

KM

Point to Point

532' 162 m

High

312' 95 m

Low

676' 206 m

Up

569' 174 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Description

This is one of the many trails that exist in the Gunpowder Falls State Park trail system in the Hereford system. This trail hugs the Gunpowder Falls closely, so much so that you may need to watch your footing at various places so as to not end up in the water!

The trail is a mix of single and doubletrack with some rocky sections where you'll have to watch your footingand there are a few small stream crossings too! This trail runs right along the Gunpowder Falls on mostly easy singletrack!

There are some semi-technical hills on the eastern portions of this trail so bring your good legs with you. There is one large uphill and one large downhill that you'll find on this white-blazed trail.

You can do this trail as an out-and-back, or a looped hike if added with other trails from the Hereford Area Gunpowder Falls State Park.

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Shared By:

Chris Coder

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#8126

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#105

in Maryland

#8,126

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Bridge
May 30, 2023 near Hampstead, MD
Rocky terrain
May 30, 2023 near Hampstead, MD
View leading up to Prettyboy Dam
May 30, 2023 near Hampstead, MD
Heading to the Highland Trail.
May 30, 2023 near Hampstead, MD
Prettyboy Dam
May 30, 2023 near Hampstead, MD

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Jul 18, 2020
Ryan Curran
Jun 25, 2020
Bri C
Jun 17, 2020
Alex Paul
Jun 8, 2019
S So
Love this but mostly a singletrack trail & will get up close with brush. Definitely need to wear bug spray. Moderate level with some slow hills. 1.6mi
Mar 24, 2019
Sha Whit
Jun 18, 2018
S So
Oregon Ridge comfortable mostly wide enough trail 2.4mi
Jun 9, 2018
S So
Got on this trail after startin on Panther then 2Sandy Lane 2this. Total is moderate. Tricky spots. Need long pants, hiking shoes & water. Single lane 2.6mi
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