Little Gunpowder Trail to Jerusalem Mills Trail Loop

MODERATE 252 reviews

Little Gunpowder Trail to Jerusalem Mills Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kingsville, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

10 days ago

Great trail. Beautiful scenery. Access to covered bridge and historical places.

hiking
12 days ago

I’ve been coming here since I was little
There are multiple trail options to choose from, you have lots of beautiful scenery around u, the river runs right by you and you can walk through it since it’s usually pretty low and you can see people fishing in it from time to time depending on its levels
Very nice trail to walk with the kids

hiking
18 days ago

Agree with past reviewers... trail is more easy than moderate. Not much hard climbing. Best part is the river views. This stretch of river is mostly low grade falls, which makes for nice background music.

trail running
1 month ago

Ran the loop again. Missed one major turn. iPhone ran out near the end; Garmin says 1:00:23 time, 4.62 mi, 370C, 488 gain, 495 loss, and average HR 135 bpm. Recording posted.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail run on a well-marked looped course featuring it all —single and double track, on rooty, rocky, gravel, grass, and hilly terrain (501/550 gain/loss per 4.2 mi loop). I trust my Garmin’s output on elevation gain/loss over the trek’s recorded output; I don’t believe it is as accurate (see my posted recorded trek, there is a significant difference, especially when doing multiple loops). I went off course 2-3 times more so due to speed than focus at those particular points where I went off. This trail has a moderate stream crossing and plenty of sharp turns, but any lost time can be made up on the numerous straightaways. Again, great trail run.

hiking
1 month ago

Solid trail. A bit crowded along the stream but once you get to the elevation segment it really opens up. Great hike for the dogs and myself.

1 month ago

Great trail! Well marked... more easy than moderate but overall a perfect day hike!

2 months ago

Even after a rainy day it’s still a great place to hike. Just wear boots!

3 months ago

While the main trail to the swimming hole in Gunpowder can be quite busy, most of the other trails have low traffic. This makes them great for bird and wild life watching. This is one of our favorite go to trails!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice peaceful hicking not busy early mornings ., no swim holes for dogs

5 months ago

great hike

7 months ago

relatively easy walk along the river. Great views of the stream for most of the hike

trail running
7 months ago

After running trails in eastern Baltimore co., i.e. flat, this was a nice change of pace with the elevation gain.
Parking can be tricky if they have something going on.
It was a very enjoyable run with some nice scenery and a good bit of wildlife ( deer and chipmunks). Next time I plan on adding on the quarry trail to up the mileage.

8 months ago

The pond rocks were very cool. And we saw a lot of wildlife: deer, toads, snakes, and all sorts of birds. I also like the portion of the trail that was up higher on the hillside. There was a lot of trash along the trail, some of it was rather gross. There was also about a mile of trail that was concealed with overgrown thorny bushes, making it difficult to pass. Good for a short day hike but nothing too exciting.

8 months ago

The north part of the real no longer exists. please follow trail markers instead of this map

8 months ago

Excellent hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Lots to explore

10 months ago

nice hike in the woods

10 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

First time on this trail. Well marked. Jerusalem Mill is worth the stop.

hiking
11 months ago

First time on this trail. Well marked. Jerusalem Mill is worth the stop.

hiking
11 months ago

This hike is easy for me and portion of it is kind of boring. Once I hiked to the waterfall/swimming hole by accident, and that part is well worth it.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We had a lot of fun on this trip. We definitely learned a lot from coming out here. The morning got off to a rough start, we went to the wrong location to start with and then my new hydration pack started to leak. We couldn't ask for better weather. The main thing we ran into is we crossed us 1 and kept going so we hiked a lot longer then planned, around a total of 8 miles. Even with the hiccups we ran into it was an awesome day and would definitely recommend this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

It is a lightly used trail that is good for something like a two hour hike and has beautiful scenery of The gunpowder river

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Lovely! Muddy, but quiet and beautiful

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Beautiful hike. Started on the White Trail, and ended up losing the markers somehow. With the help of this app, managed to cross the field with the gravel road and start following the Blue Trail on the other side and was able to loop back that way. Found a mummified frog there too!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great hike...there was enough trails to avoid the traffic on the weekend and water access almost the entire trail which was nice for my dog! Beautiful fallage. Only tip I would give is wear pants/jeans. Some of the less traveled trails are pretty 'thorny', and be prepared to have to maneuver your dog around others (at times) the trail was so skinny it made a bit tough. Would definitely go back!

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

Very laid back hiking trails. Beautiful in the fall. Highly recommended!!!

hiking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Views are pretty and it was a nice hike. However, somehow three of us got off track. We have no clue how but because of it we lost about half a mile of the trail. My husband was using the GPS and it appeared we were on track and then all of a sudden we werent! We don't know when or where it happened. We just ended up going from blue blaze to white blaze.
Also, when we went inside the visitor center, the woman there knew absolutely nothing about any of the trails. And there were no maps.

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