This has got to be considered a hidden jem. Even on 4th of July weekend, it was not very busy. Lots of trails at different rates of difficulty for bikers and hikers. Note to bikers - they are some pretty serious trails, even the moderate are pretty difficult - we did the green and the red - a good portion of the green was walking - where as red was a little more manageable.
I cant wait to go back and hike the black on foot. Everything is very well blazed and marked. There are lots of beautiful picnic spots with grills, and over-look views. It was pretty cool in temperature even on a hot day because of all the shade. The spring located at the top of the green trail is a great place to refresh yourself on a hot summer hike.
We camped for the weekend at Cunningham Falls, but drove to look at Gambrill campsites. They were pretty rough, at least compared to Cunningham falls - a lot of the pads were overgrown, there didnt seem to be enough space for a big tent, and lots of the spots were in full sun. I would recommend NOT tent camping here unless you like it really rugged - from what it looked like driving by the sites.
The area is really great - you can combine this park with a weekend and also check out Cunningham Falls, and Catoctin, and also downtown Thurmont and Frederick.
Cant wait to go back and explore more!
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