Prettyboy Reservoir Gunpowder River

Hampstead, Maryland

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Feel the temperature drop as you descend from wooded hills to the swift Big Gunpowder River, scrambling through an untamed and isolated section along the way. As you enter the woods on a fire road, you’ll be surrounded by a thick vegetation of oak, pine, flowering dogwood, maple, and poplar above, with several varieties of ferns, raspberry bushes, and honeysuckle below. Many cardinals, jays, thrushes, woodpeckers, warblers, and vireos avail themselves of this great habitat, and they even have their pick of relatively rare black walnut and very rare American chestnut trees.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

Feel the temperature drop as you descend from wooded hills to the swift Big Gunpowder River, scrambling through an untamed and isolated section along the way.

As you enter the woods on a fire road, you’ll be surrounded by a thick vegetation of oak, pine, flowering dogwood, maple, and poplar above, with several varieties of ferns, raspberry bushes, and honeysuckle below. Many cardinals, jays, thrushes, woodpeckers, warblers, and vireos avail themselves of this great habitat, and they even have their pick of relatively rare black walnut and very rare American chestnut trees.

©  Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hampstead
Distance: 3.8
Elevation Gain: 690 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Lineboro
Driving Directions: Directions to Prettyboy Reservoir: Gunpowder River

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