Sweathouse Branch West Side Trail

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Sweathouse Branch West Side Trail is a 4.8 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 best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail with a refreshing swimming hole near the end. This loop follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few easy streams (pretty much non-existent in the winter) and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders downstream along Big Gunpowder Falls as it leaves the piedmont. Watching Big Gunpowder Falls sliding through several narrow gorges, it is hard to believe that only 5 miles downstream the falls will spread to a delta-like, broad river more than a mile wide.

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