Gunpowder SP: Hereford South/Masemore

Hereford, MD
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Park in the large lot and head down the gate to the right. Follow this semi paved road until JUST before the clearing, trail breaks on the left. Follow this single track trail down and around until crossing a small stream and you’ll head gradually uphill. At the top of this ridgeline you’re within the Masemore Hemlock Ravine. Walk along this ridgeline (and enjoy the mountain laurel if in bloom!), when the trail bend comes to an intersection, turn downhill on the right towards another creek. Follow this alongside the creek and be thrilled there’s some hemlocks still around. You’ll follow down and past rock outcropping, crossing the small stream until you reach the Gunpowder itself. You can continue on this trail which will run parallel to the Gunpowder or you can return to the car.

If you’d like to take a snack break, instead of heading right to go back to your car on the paved trail (you’ll have retraced your steps), turn left and follow the paved road downhill. This is a scout group campground and lots of space to sit, Run and play.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Viewpoint

Trail Contributor

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Trail Map

Getting There

From York Rd, turn onto Bunker Hill at Hereford High area. Road turns from paved to gravel to NARROW and opens to large lot.