Hemlock Gorge from Gunpowder Road Alternate Route

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Hemlock Gorge from Gunpowder Road Alternate Route is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

over grown

This trail is beautiful, especially on the section just south of Walker Run. Be careful for slick, mossy rocks. The trail isn't marked well, but the river provides a good reference. This route involves crossing Gunpowder Falls. Depending on the time of year, and water flow, this could be difficult. If you choose not to, there a similar Hemlock Gorge Loop on AllTrails that does not cross Gunpowder Falls.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail might be nicer than what I saw today, which was nice but not too close to the water. I went along the southern half (partly along access road) but found that there was no passage over the river at the ā€œvā€ - either the river was quite high or the stones have been moved. Will have to go back to check out north half of the loop.

hiking
Saturday, September 23, 2017