Gunpowder Falls State Park Lost Pond Trail

Perry Hall, Maryland

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Stroll through the floodplain along Gunpowder River and then traverse upland forest to the sight of an abandoned millpond, now lost to the forest floor. You’ll see many people with fishing poles heading away from the bulletin board and going under the bridge on the right. You can head left here and follow the trail along the water’s edge, or you can take official Lost Pond trailhead, which has blue blazes, that begins at the edge of the woods near the other parking lot. The two trails closely parallel each other and eventually connect. I took the water’sedge trail, but during heavy rains, mud and maybe even a few inches of water may cover it.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore

by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

Stroll through the floodplain along Gunpowder River and then traverse upland forest to the sight of an abandoned millpond, now lost to the forest floor. You’ll see many people with fishing poles heading away from the bulletin board and going under the bridge on the right.

You can head left here and follow the trail along the water’s edge, or you can take official Lost Pond trailhead, which has blue blazes, that begins at the edge of the woods near the other parking lot. The two trails closely parallel each other and eventually connect. I took the water’sedge trail, but during heavy rains, mud and maybe even a few inches of water may cover it.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Perry Hall
Distance: 4.3
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 110 feet
Top Elevation: 140 feet
Local Contacts: Gunpowder Falls State Park
Local Maps: USGS White Marsh
Driving Directions: Directions to Gunpowder Falls State Park: Lost Pond Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/29/2010
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This is a beautiful trail that was full of wildlife. Along the trail I saw frogs, turtles, birds, squirrles, insects, and huge ugly spiders (I don't like spiders). There was also evidence (i.e. droppings) that a rather large mammal used the trail recently. I assumed it came from either a deer or black bear there's no way it came from a dog. The trail was wide and easly traversed. There were a few stream crossings along the way but nothing to difficult. At one point on the trail I came to what seemed like a dead end in the trail which seemed strange to me since this is a loop trail. I noticed a tree had fallen above the stream and on the other side were the tree ended was a 7 foot embankment. I climed the tree and embankment and noticed that the trail continued down this path. This path was overgrown and looked as if no came this way anymore. This trail did indeed lead back to the parking lot. I highly recommond you visit this trail.


8/2/2008
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