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Gunpowder Falls State Park

2813 Jerusalem Rd, Bradshaw, MD 21087-1050
+1 410-592-2897
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One of the Best in the Area

The Gunpowder Falls State Park is a tradition in our family. The trails are challenging and fun... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
Fallston, Maryland
Nice trails

We were visiting from the flatlands of Texas and really enjoyed the walks along the river. Various... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Fain R
Houston, Texas
via mobile
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Known for its excellent trout fishing, the topography of this scenic park includes tidal marshes and wetlands to steep, rugged slopes.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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2813 Jerusalem Rd, Bradshaw, MD 21087-1050
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The Gunpowder Falls State Park is a tradition in our family. The trails are challenging and fun. The park is very well maintained and a joy to experience. We visit in every season and are never disappointed.

Thank ge0rgiel0u
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from the flatlands of Texas and really enjoyed the walks along the river. Various terrain levels and flora kept us amazed and the natural beauty of the region. Over a few days we walked about 25 miles of trails. It was fun...More

Thank Fain R
Reviewed August 22, 2017

The park is not horrible. However it is divided up into Several different locations. The admission cost to one area of the park DOES NOT include admission to another area. So if you go to the area by the beach, do not expect to have...More

Thank ReneeH3
Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a beautiful hike w/ fantastic sights. Threre are flat trails by the creek one can walk, all the way to billy goat trails, for those who want a work out. No matter the time of year, it's alway lovely!

Thank Chris-Michelle M
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We biked about 8 miles of the 17.9 mile rail trail from Parkton to Monkton. It is shaded and a nicely kept trail.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed July 17, 2017

I'd hiked around Gunpowder Falls before, but I'd never tried tubing. I thought it might be nice to try on a hot day, so we went on 15 July, from around 1-3 PM. We don't own tubes, so we rented them at MonktonBike for $30...More

5  Thank Deborah R
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great for families with small kids and dogs. There are multiple trails that are easy and some are hard. Multiple locations to enter the different trails. Worth visiting

Thank Myra M
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This place is super popular with locals and offers great views no matter which side you are on. During the weekends lots of people bring their kids and dogs to go for scenic hikes. Some people even fish or play in the water. I typically...More

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We hiked The Little Gunpowder Trail with pretty little waterfalls and a gentle little stream that wound its way along the peaceful trail! There's a big boulder area with lots to climb and leap over for the more adventurous one in your group, like my...More

3  Thank Donna S
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We have hiked many of the trails in Gunpowder Falls State Park as we live quite close. Most are well maintained and blazed (marked). The park is a great place to enjoy nature individually, with couples or families with children.

Thank John L
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Yvonne H
July 29, 2017|
Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Since Gunpowder Falls State Park crosses Bel Air Rd at the Little and Big Gunpowder Rivers, you need to be more specific. However, if you look at the Central Gunpowder trail maps at the DNR webpage, the maps will indicate... More
Roxanne L
June 17, 2016|
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Response from janej4747 | Reviewed this property |
We were in the Hammerman area which is where the beach is. There is a food concession stand indoors. We brought some water and a picnic lunch. There are picnic tables everywhere. The address to get to the Hammerman Beach... More