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Gunpowder Falls State Park
PO Box 480
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hereford Area, Bunker Hill Road to Falls Road,
Parking area and trailhead are on Bunker Hill Road. From I-83, take exit 27 onto
Mount Carmel Road heading east. Turn
left heading north on York Road. Just north of Hereford High School turn left
onto Bunker Hill Road and follow it to the
end. The Gunpowder South Trail, blazed white, crosses the road a few yards
uphill from the parking area.
5.3 miles on Gunpowder South Trail
Time 2+ hours, depending upon the selected trail
No bicycles or motorized vehicles in wildlands. Pets must be on a leash. No
parking is permitted at the Prettyboy Dam. Be
alert for places where land is being undermined by river erosion. Stick to the
blazed trail where it veers away from the
river to avoid these areas.
Water and restrooms are available at Camp Wood near the Bunker Hill trailhead.
Carry in your own water for the duration
of the ride.
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hereford Area, 410-592-2897
Parking areas are located along many roads that cross the rail trail. However,
most do not offer sufficient room for a horse
trailer. Parking at Freeland has adequate space. Limited horse trailer parking
is available at White Hall. To reach the
Freeland parking lot, take I-83 north to exit 37 for Maryland Line. Turn left
heading west on Freeland Road until it crosses
the rail trail. Parking will be on the right.
21 miles to York, Pennsylvania heading north
11.5 miles to Monkton Train Station
19 miles to Ashland (one way)
Equestrians ride as far as they wish and return via the same route on this
1 hour to all day, depending on the chosen length of the trip.
This former railroad bed is a double-track crushed stone surface that is
hard-packed and ADA accessible. The trail has a
gentle one percent grade. The trail begins in Ashland and continues to York,
Pennsylvania. In the lower section, it follows
the course of the Big Gunpowder Falls.
No motorized vehicles. Be aware of bike riders and hikers sharing the trail.
Water is available at Sparks and Freeland year-round, and at Monkton seasonally.