Big Gunpowder Falls River Trail is a 21.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Monkton, MD that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
not a challenging trial at all, great for bike riding. however beautiful surroundings. Gets crowded after say 10:00 with people tubing
This is one of my favorite trails. You can hike the trail in sections of about an hour each. Or you can thru hike it in a day. There's lots of wildlife, wild edibles and just great single track hiking without a lot of people on the trail. The trail parallels the river the whole way and begins at the bottom of Prettyboy dam.
We actually could not find this trail. We were able to access the NCR trail from this location and it's a grey location for water tubing. LOTS of people tubing here.
But no visible trail to hike to any waterfalls or anything
Great Thanksgiving morning hike. We hiked right after some heavy rainfall so some of the trail was in rough shape but we enjoyed it a lot. It was a good work out. One spot had several trees downed by beavers. Absolutely a must for anyone in the Harford/Baltimore County area.