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Sawmill Branch Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 11' 3 m
Descent: -235' -72 m
High: 325' 99 m
Low: 90' 27 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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A singletrack trail with some challenging obstacles and difficult stretches of rocky path.

Trevor K

Features Fall Colors · Waterfall

Description

The Sawmill Branch Trail connects the Hilltop Parking Area to the Grist Mill Trail, and several others along the way. This trail begins rather easy, but soon heads downhill and begins to get very technical. While the trail only has one area with significant change in elevation, the majority follows short rises and falls along the ridge of a small stream. The trail often encounters sizable obstacles such as downed trees, as well as smaller examples of rocks and roots. Some sections require a minor rock scramble to pass.

Alongside the trail to the east runs the Sawmill Branch, a small stream with a rocky bed. The large rock slabs along the creek allow for easy access swimming areas, scenic views, and the occasional waterfall.

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Jun 11, 2019
Saadhika Sivakumar

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Small cascade and wading pool along the Sawmill Branch.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Water feature along the Sawmill Branch Trail.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Small waterfall along the Sawmill Branch.
Jul 30, 2019 near Ilchester, MD
Small waterfalls and cascades just upstream from the Santee Branch Trail.
Sep 14, 2019 near Ilchester, MD

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