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.

Short, relatively easy walk to the falls. The kids were fine walking across the rocks. Around age 10. Awesome place for pics. Also, great place to sit and listen to the water. Definitely recommend going during the off season.

hiking
15 days ago

Just went to these falls yesterday. Great short hike with a nice waterfall. The water flow right now is perfect for some great pictures. If you cross the stream using the rocks, use the one closest to the falls. There are more rocks and they are easier to navigate across. There were no crowds yesterday just a few couples and a family. They were all nice enough to wait until I got all the pictures I wanted before moving in to get their pictures.

hiking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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