Sweathouse Branch West Side Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

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

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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2 months ago

Great hiking trail. Well marked. Lots of people and dogs. Runs along river. Saw ducks and deer. Easy nice 5 mi hike

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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.

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3 months ago

Fun trail, mostly clearly marked and well maintained, even in January.

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5 months ago

Beautiful fall day. Well marked trail

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