Gunpowder SP: Jerusalem Mill & Little Gunpowder

Bel Air, MD
Length: 2.00 mi.

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

From the parking lot, head west through the fields until you enter into the forested area. You’ll cross one small stream and this section can be muddy. Continue your hike uphill. When you reach a turn in the trail you’ll be connecting with the Little Gunpowder Trail. Just keep staying to the left at all trail spurs and descend to the Gunpowder itself. You’ll spend the rest of this hike along the Gunpowder so it will be nice and level though muddy and root strewn. End the hike next to the Blacksmith shop and stop at the wooden seats to enjoy a snack and listen to the stream go by.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

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

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

In the Village, there are three visitor and two handicapped hard-top parking spaces in the driveway in front of the Jerusalem Mill. Additionally, there are 24 car and two bus/trailer hard-top Visitor’s spaces across the street and just North of the Blacksmith shop. This lot is large enough for a school bus to turn around.

Occasionally, such as for special events, we open grass fields for overflow parking. Horse trailers can park in the hard-top lot, when available, or may contact us to make arrangements for parking in one of the grass areas.

Vehicels parked on the side of the road on Jerusalem or Jericho Roads will be ticketed by DNR or local police. Park at your own risk in any of our lots.

Trail Contributor

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Trail Map

Getting There

From I-95
* Take the Fallston/Joppatowne Exit 74.
* Travel north about 2 miles on Route 152 (Mountain Road) toward Fallston.
* Turn left onto Jerusalem Road, across from the Mountain Branch Golf Course.
* Travel west on Jerusalem Road about 1 mile to the Village.

From I-83 and I-70
* Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Inner Loop) toward Towson / I-95.
* Travel on I-695 to White Marsh Exit 31C, Route 43 South (left exit off Beltway).
* Take Route 43 (left ramp) for Belair Road NORTH.
* From ramp, bear right onto Belair Road (U.S. Route 1).
* Travel north through Perry Hall to Kingsville.
* When entering Kingsville, bear right onto Jerusalem Road, just before the traffic light at Bradshaw Road.
* Proceed about 2 miles to the Village.

From Bel Air
* Take US Route 1 South.
* Turn left onto Route 152.
* Travel south on Route 152 about 1.5 miles.
* Turn right onto Old Joppa Road at the traffic light.
* Travel 0.8 miles and turn right onto Jerusalem Road.
* Proceed 0.5 miles to the Village.