The first land purchases for what is now Rocks State Park began in 1951. Originally slated to be Deer Creek State Park, these were the first land purchases made by the State of Maryland for the express purpose of creating a park. Kilgore Falls Rocks has 855 acres of dense forests and massive boulders rising above Deer Creek. The King and Queen Seat, once a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indians, is a natural 190 foot rock outcrop. This cliff, reached by scenic trails, affords a view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County. Also preserved on park property are many structural remains from the days when the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad wound its way through Rocks, helping the farms and quarries of Northern Harford County to prosper. See the park map for more information.

hiking
7 days ago

nice

The wading spots on the river are GREAT for dogs, but the trail itself is pretty short and not well kept, so it's easy to lose our way and go off trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful sights, great history, but slick in the fall with the leaves on the trail. heavily trafficked. our two dogs had a blast!

fun, but crowded

backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trails!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views. Great place to hike and take the dog to play in the stream.

hiking
4 months ago

A great hike if you're looking for a healthy variance in terrain, scenery and incline! We didn't want too much leg abuse but still found ourselves getting a good workout. Park at Rocks road and take the loop clockwise so you get to experience King and Queens seat near the end as a reward!