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Falling Branch Trail to Kilgore Falls

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Falling Branch Trail to Kilgore Falls is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pylesville, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles 305 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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Looking for a family friendly short hike with a spectacular payoff? Look no further than Kilgore Falls, Maryland's second-highest vertical waterfall located in Rocks State Park. Rocks State Park remains environmentally sensitive and this area in particular, the Falling Brach area, is very well maintained. This area was once a meeting place for Susquehannock Indians.

hiking
7 days ago

9 days ago

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
10 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Great trails!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

a little overcrowded, but still very beautiful

6 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike for my crew of four kids ages 3,3, 11 and 13. Tough for the littles that it's downhill on the way in and up on the way back from the falls when you are exhausted but they handled it well and walked it on their own.

Yes, it gets super crowded. By 12.30 when we got back to the parking lot after 2 hours of play at the waterfall people were vulturing for a parking spot. When we got there at 10.15 we had no problem getting a space.

Waterfall area is awesome! Lots of places to explore. Water does get super deep by the falls themselves (over my 13 year olds head) so just be aware with littles. I didn't feel like should've brought their puddle-jumpers, though. There was a lot of water the right depth for my 3 year olds to play in. Water shoes for sure, it's slippery and rocky.

Definitely would go again.

walking
7 months ago

Pretty waterfall at the end of the heavily used trail. very busy location

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Often crowded in the summer. Lots of people swimming. People leave their trash everywhere which is annoying.

8 months ago

I wouldn't call this trail easy, although it is great and short! The waterfall area is pretty and isn't too deep for my 6 and 4 yo boys. Great swimming. We will definitely make this frequent destination. Get there early as it got crowded when we were heading out around 1.

8 months ago