Wildlands Loop, Gunpowder Falls State Park

Baltimore, Maryland

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14 Reviews
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This loop follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few streams and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders downstream along Big Gunpowder Falls as it leaves the piedmont. Watching Big Gunpowder Falls sliding through several narrow gorges, it is hard to believe that only 5 miles downstream the falls will spread to a deltalike, broad river more than a mile wide. Special considerations: The area is very popular on weekends. Early in the day and late in the afternoon, it is possible to find solitude here. Also, because there are several options for hiking in the park, people tend to disperse.
Hiking Maryland & Delaware

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Hiking Maryland & Delaware

by David Edwin Lillard (Falcon Guides)

This loop follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few streams and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders downstream along Big Gunpowder Falls as it leaves the piedmont.

Watching Big Gunpowder Falls sliding through several narrow gorges, it is hard to believe that only 5 miles downstream the falls will spread to a deltalike, broad river more than a mile wide. Special considerations: The area is very popular on weekends. Early in the day and late in the afternoon, it is possible to find solitude here. Also, because there are several options for hiking in the park, people tend to disperse.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baltimore
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Gunpowder Falls State Park
Local Maps: USGS White Marsh, Maryland
Driving Directions: Directions to Wildlands Loop, Gunpowder Falls State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/24/2017
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7/28/2012
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Well we hit the trail head at around 8:30am and it was a great time to be there. The parking lot on Rte 1 was getting filled and we expected to see a few people. To our surprise there were very few folks on the longer trail. The trail is well marked, very scenic and potentially full of wild life.That is if people learn to be quiet. We expect to do this trail often mainly because its a great walk and its close to Wegmans . Recommended.


10/13/2010
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9/3/2010
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This is our every friday hike some times 3 to 4 times a week. Love it.


7/24/2010
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Due to bridge construction, which was even active on Saturday, there was little to no parking off of Belair Road. We'll wait and try this one again in the fall.



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