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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.

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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1 month 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.

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1 month 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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3 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.

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4 months 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.

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7 months ago

Great trails!

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8 months ago

a little overcrowded, but still very beautiful