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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.

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
2 months ago

Nice trail....very enjoyable.

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.

Fun, challenging, remote trail. Was only able to do the southernmost section by Gambrill State Park. Would definitely complete more of this trail, especially when it's not a blizzard.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike on a warm winter day. We got a pretty good workout in and saw some cool views (we were able to see pretty far as most of the trees had lost their leaves).

Not much to see and a lot of it is by the road. I'm sure in the summer with the leaf cover it seems more secluded and quiet but the car noise cut down on the quiet during my warm January day hike. The trail is very rocky too so you spend a lot of time on foot placement/focus looking down. I did this with a 30lb weight best so that tended to make the hike more of a workout so keep that in mind with this review. What made this challenging was the sheer rockiness of the path. I don't think I'll try this one again soon but it's worth a hike for sure.

Great ride in my Jeep JK. Love the views and woods.

Great ride in a 4x4

Wonderful for after work or spur of the moment walk. View of Baker Valley from Brooks Hill Trail is lovely! Then circle around by the field and head down by the river. Lots of variety for a short hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail not too many people!! I was able to let my dog off leash to run around. I’m somebody who gets scared of animals but I did not see any on the trail though. Before walking into the trail there was a sign of snakes and black bears so I got nervous but I felt very safe hiking alone with my dog!

Great views! However it is more challenging than moderate with the rocks - especially the downhill after 1.2 miles . It can be tricky with fall leaves covering the rocks.

Perfect distance and good cardio!

A good bit of up and down. Couple of nice look-outs.

Loved this shaded trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy/moderate trail with upper and lower loops. Follows close to the road for some of the trail, but otherwise good seclusion. Loved the frequent change in plant life as we looped around to different faces of the mountain. Very peaceful all around and worth making the trip for.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a local trail for me and I hike it all the time. I found a ten dollar bill on this trail last fall! It's a great trail. I hike it counterclockwise. It does up and down quite a bit but not too steep. Very easy to hike - good for kids. There was a small fire here a few years back and there is evidence of it on the right when you are going up after the split. After that there is a spring with fresh mountain water to fill up your bottle or water your dog. At the top there is a look-out overlooking the north side of Frederick city and Fort Detrick. This portion of the trail runs beside the road - that is why I docked one star. Other than that this is a great trail - especially if you take the Black Trail from the top for the wide loop.

got a bit lost. the park labels both an upper and lower yellow trail

Nice - I like the overlap with the black trail as well. Forgot to record my hike lol.

hiking
9 months ago

We got a bit lost, and ended up accidentally following the green trail for a bit, but the black was easy enough to get back on to, and the maps were very accurate. I think we missed some overlooks as a result. :(

hiking
9 months ago

Being a beginner this trail kicked my butt when doing the steep inclines! I've done other trails marked moderate and this trail was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I was having a good time until those hills! I think I definitely need to lower myself to easy for a bit until I build my stamina!

This trail is a little bit harder then they describe it, however it's manageable be ready to let your dog stop for water breaks if you go in the summer! beautiful veiws, a very relaxing hike, and the most rewarding view is at the top of course! this trail seems longer then 2 miles and the hills are long, yet once you get to the top it's a easy loop back down making a great workout. My dog loved it..i went way to late though and had a nice park ranger help me back to my car! if you want to watch the sunset like I had planned get there at 7:30 or 8:00pm! so rewarding to hike. Also they saw a bear yesterday, so amazing to think this is so close to my home!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice Hike

hiking
10 months ago

Nice Hike

Nice hike

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