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Nice hike with some elevation climbs. It’s mostly forested with a few nice lookouts.

Nice workout of a hike. Multiple nice overlook points!

trail running
15 days ago

I love running this trail. It has a good bit of variety. Some good climbs and technical terrain. The views aren’t that great but if you are looking for a challenge this is a great one for 10k distance trail training.

hiking
15 days ago

Decent trail. Look out for bikers.

Nice, easy trail and shaded all the way. The trail is not marked and there is very little parking; only room for about 6 cars. Most of the trails seem like runoff channels and foliage is not overgrown on the trail. You have to cross a stream about 3 times. We were there about 4 days after a heavy rain and the water level was only op to our knees at the deepest point. This is a nice, light hike.

Yes it was rocky which wasn’t to big of a deal for me. The big deal was that the trail disappeared at the halfway mark. No “black” marks on trees and no used pathways to follow. I ended up following the yellow path back to my car.

19 days ago

Was nice and shaded but I would not consider this a trail for running is very rocky and more for hiking and make sure to wear good hiking shoes I wore running shoes ... thinking was a trail for running.... and wasn’t enough support for ankles

trail running
22 days ago

Beautiful water element with great forest canopy on almost the entire run.
Very nice!

trail running
28 days ago

Well marked trail. Must be part Billie goat to interact with the rock covered trail.
Beautiful and challenging I enjoyed the run. Completed the full yellow trail.

There are two trails here at two different farms. One Farm is Worthington Farm and has a nice trail of about 3-4 miles depending on where you park. If you park right off the road and walk down the gravely path you add about 1.4 miles to a less than three mile hike in the woods.

The second trail is the Thomas Farm trail. It has a separate parking area/entrance from Worthington Farm; just a little down the road and it’s a much shorter and easier trail of a little less than 3 miles.

These two trails are part of the Monocacy National Battlefield.

Beautiful views. Serene trails. Historic farms.

This is a short, scenic hike that features three large ponds and opportunities for viewing wildlife. Parts of the hike aren't well-marked, but if you turn right at all of the intersections, you'll be okay.

Creek is still pretty high and fast (over my boots), so might be a little intimidating for little ones. There are several creek crossings, all more than ankle deep. Imagine it would be more inviting after drier weather. Trail is not marked. Take a fairly sharp left after crossing the creek. There is an inviting trail that heads straight up hill, but it isn’t this Trail! In fact, there are trails all over the place,so use the All trails map to keep you on course. The trail itself, although a bit rocky, is beautiful, running next to the creek with fairly open woods and beautiful mountain laurels. I bet it’s spectacular when they are in bloom. Will definitely try this one again.

hiking
1 month ago

Went here with the kids and it was an easy trail to do. So much so we went around it twice! It was nice to have plaques around the trail with information about the various trees around the trail. The first half was pretty worn so the path was clear and easy, the second half however was overgrown in some parts and there some areas of the path that were washed out. Overall easy to do with kids and a dog.

There isn’t anything to see on the Junction Trail of note and it borders a loud highway.

Not much in the Gambrill Trail. A couple of signs, but it is pretty. The area by the river was too muddy to get close to it.

If you have trouble navigating without maps and want to start by ditching them- this is a good trail. All the trails are very well marked( didn’t stop us from getting lost though- which was all me) Beautiful green and not busy !

Short, easy hike but be prepared to get a little wet. There are several stream crossings. Good for young kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice trail, took my small dogs (was a little tough for them). There is a good amount of up and down and some nice lookouts.

hiking
2 months ago

Needs work. Middle section looks like recent heavy rains carved a culvert into the trail. Some overhanging foliage made me wish we brought a machete along.

Dry easy trail for hiking and reflecting. The tree canopy is enough to keep the sunshine radiant heat to a comfortable temperature. The trail is lightly maintained and traveled.

Easy to get to and safe for solo hiking trips.

A very easy and short trail. Hopefully it will eventually connect with the trail leading to Westview Promenade. .

Parked one car at Hamburg rd parking lot, and drove to Gambrill Park Rd and started the blue trail in the parking lot of the Gambrill trails. It was about 6 miles the one way, and it is pretty rocky terrain the whole way. Lots of inclines and declines, and definitely makes you sweat! It was a beautiful hike, will definitely do again!

trail in the battle ground is great. Except for a steep incline in the beginning part, it is really flat. Scenery is beautiful in april. However the map is not great. Do not attempt the second part of the loop (the section that goes parallel to i270 and goes underneath) That part has nothing to see and all you do is walk in a road. There is no pedestrian section so you share the road with cars for the most part. The dirt road with gravels makes a lot of dust any time a car passes by. The section that goes under i270 is not only bad but also dangerous. You are basically walking on the car road... This should have been listed as a 4 ish mile loop containing only the battleground part.

easy hike. took about 2hrs 15min. 2 creeks and 3 ponds.

Nice for a short hike! There is a little bit of everything, cows, river, woods, and history. I took my wife on her first hike. Great for beginners.

First time in Gambrill State Park. Really enjoyed it. Rain made rocks on part of the trail a little slippery, but other than that it was what I expected.

Great trail with numerous stream crossings and only saw 1 person on a gorgeous day!

on Green Ash Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail....very enjoyable.

Nice walk.

Um NO. This trail began by following the (very sporadic and oddly placed) blue tics, which led me to a dead end/yellow trail after 6 MILES. I had to call freaking 911 and finally I followed the yellow path to get to Gambrill road which was three miles away from where I parked to begin this trail!!! The policeman wouldn’t have even found me as he was driving away from me as I came out onto the street! I was waving frantically ; he had to back his car up and drive me back to my car. I no longer trust this app.

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