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.
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.
Great hiking trail. Well marked. Lots of people and dogs. Runs along river. Saw ducks and deer. Easy nice 5 mi hike
Nice hike along the river and through the rolling hills. Trail is heavily used, we saw numerous people out early on a cold February morning. Must get very crowded on a nice spring/summer weekend day.
Fun trail, mostly clearly marked and well maintained, even in January.
Beautiful fall day. Well marked trail