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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

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.

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2 days ago

Awesome area & waterfall! The only downfall was parking...we ended up parking in the Nature center parking lot about a mile or so down the gravel road that Kilgore falls parking lot is on (take a right at the first stop sign and at the second stop sign make a right, parking lot is immediately on the left) don't make the mistake many others did and park on the side of the road...on our way back there was police ticketing all the cars parked along the road...

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17 days ago

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27 days ago

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.

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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

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Waterfall is pretty, but WAY too many people for me...and that was on a Tuesday! (but might have been spring break bc there were a lot of kids there)

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4 months ago

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4 months 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.