Big Gunpowder Falls River Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Big Gunpowder Falls River Trail is a 11.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Monkton, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.4 miles
666 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running


rails trails





old growth


2 months ago

Love love this trail!! It’s my happy place!! Beautiful & peaceful. You can walk with a friend, jog, bike ride, even horseback! Neat things to see along the way & beautiful nature!!!

3 months ago

Loved this trail. Beautiful, tranquil walk that follows the river. The falls area is gorgeous with some great spots for catching a dip. So many trails will definitely go back.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nice, quiet trail. Beautiful area! For the most part it's shaded. The occasional sun spots end up feeling great. This stop has a bathroom too!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

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

Friday, May 29, 2015

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.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

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

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Sunday, August 12, 2012