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.

walking
21 hours ago

Great place to take young children. Easy walk with access to the creek at its bend. Kids can get in, skip stones, and the current isn't too fast.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

This is a great hike! A little steep at times, but clearly marked paths make staying on the trail easy. I would recommend hiking this during autumn as the views of the trees that have changed colors is beautiful from the King and Queen's Seat during this time. Get there early, it gets extremely crowded during both weekdays and weekends because it is a short hike,

VERY easy trail. It led directly to the waterfalls. You can swim in the water hole and stand underneath the falls. There were a lot of people swimming when we visited. You can also take the trail to go and stand at the source of the falls and overlook the waterfall itself which I would definitely recommend doing.

hiking
26 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Get there early if you want to enjoy the overlook. I got there at 10:30 and there was already someone sitting there. Then more started to arrive. It's worth it to sit on Kings and Queens Seat and watch the buzzards ride the thermals as you look down on them. The rest of the hike was nice with lots of rock scrambling.

hiking
2 months ago

Short little easy hike to the falls area. Went Easter Sunday and wasn't packed at all. A few couples and college students. Took my kids 15 and 8 and it was easy enough for them. Would recommend water shows that are durable enough for the rest of the walk as there are many rocks. My kids weren't into getting their feet wet so we just went in hiking boots. It's a peaceful place and we left after about 2 hours. I could see this place get packed more in the summer days.

2 months ago