Prettyboy Reservoir Hemlock Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Prettyboy Reservoir Hemlock Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manchester, Maryland that features a waterfall 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
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

The trail head is on Gunpowder Road .4 miles after you turn off of Hoffmanville Road and just before the bridge. Parking on the left, entrance on the right when facing the bridge.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful trail along the river but this isn't an easy stroll. Trail is unmarked.

18 days ago

horseback riding
1 month ago

Where can horse trailers be parked for day use of these trails?

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Overall nice area, just not well maintained during early spring I guess. A lot of properties connect to the trails so you end up in back yards if you aren't careful.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Very nice views, but VERY difficult to follow. Multiple crossings if you want to complete. Goes along road also.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was not very well marked and parts were impassable. Overall good hike though, nice scenery and interesting history surrounding the Hoffman burial ground.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very fun, adventurous hike. Will need to go off trail and climb up rocks.

trail running
5 months ago

Beautiful hike but not marked very well. Use caution during wet weather and snow on the ground. The rocks are very slippery.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail, wish it were longer. Only downfall is the amount of people there. Other than that beautiful

8 months ago

9 months ago

Monday, May 30, 2016

Trail was heavily overgrown and nearly impassable.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A really nice trail on a warm August morning. Spent some time climbing and chilling. Went off trail a little and blazed along the ridge. I would give it 5 stars but it was really trashy. We packed out a grocery bag full of cans. We could have filled a large trash bag easily.