Trail Area

Gunpowder State Park

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Established in 1959 to protect Gunpowder River and the Big and Little Gunpowder valleys, Gunpowder Falls State Park is now Maryland’s largest state park. Comprised of over 18,000 acres in Harford and Baltimore Counties, Gunpowder’s narrow corridors host a varied topography ranging from tidal wetlands to steep and rugged slopes. Gunpowder features more than 120 miles of trails, protected State Wildlands, historic sites, fishing and canoeing/kayaking streams, a swimming beach, and a marina.
The park is divided into six areas: Hereford, Sweet Air, Central, Hammerman, Dundee Creek and the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. The park also operates North Point and Hart-Miller Island State Parks.
PARK HEADQUARTERS
Gunpowder Falls State Park’s headquarters is located in the restored gristmill at Jerusalem Mill Historic Village. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed weekends and state holidays). Call 410-592-2897 if you have any questions.

https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/gunpowder.aspx

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal Yes
Fee $0.00
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