Gunpowder SP: Hemlock north Prettyboy Reservoir

Young Mans Fancy, MD
Length: 0.70 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 2    Average: 4/5]

This short hike is bliss all year round. Park along shoulder lot of Gunpowder Road and make your way to the bridge crossing over the Gunpowder. You’ll want to enter the trail right at the north side of th bridge….not the trail head. It can be difficult to follow the trail head and route little ones if it’s been wet or cold so we tend to take the easy way for most fun.
At the bridge, head south and follow the single track path. Roughly 0.35 miles and you’ll reach your destination. The confluence of Walker Run and the Gunpowder. Highly discourage trying to find the trail on the other side of Walker Run as it virtually diapers and becomes steep.
In the hot summer months this is a hidden gem as it is shaded, and it’s north of the Reservoir so no 55 degree bottom water temps!
This Hemlock area is breath taking with or without snow so enjoy!

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception None
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, and Waterfall

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park on shoulder of Gunpowder Road….pay attention to signage and don’t block road.

Trail Contributor

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