Big Gunpowder Falls River Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Big Gunpowder Falls River Trail is a 21.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Monkton, Maryland 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.

21.8 miles 1351 feet Out & Back


mountain biking






old growth


1 day ago

6 months ago

not a challenging trial at all, great for bike riding. however beautiful surroundings. Gets crowded after say 10:00 with people tubing

8 months ago

9 months ago

1 year ago

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.

4 years ago

4 years ago

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

5 years ago

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.