Rocks State Park Falling Branch

Baltimore, Maryland

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The Falling Branch area of Rocks State Park is a 67-acre parcel of land located 5 miles north of the main body of the 855-acre park. The biggest reward on this wooded hike is the second-highest natural vertical waterfall in Maryland, Kilgore Falls. The wooded path will take you over a footbridge and boardwalk as you make your way to the falls, following Falling Branch stream, a tributary of Deer Creek. Falling Branch stream passes through a steep gorge known as Kilgore Rocks. Along the way you’ll see a few hemlock trees, oaks, and lots of maples. Look for white-tailed deer, red fox, wild turkey, black snakes, black racers, and a variety of birds like woodcocks. If you are really lucky, you might even see an eagle. This environmentally sensitive area is also host to a family of beavers, but be sure to enjoy the wildlife from a distance.
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by Heather Sanders Connellee (Falcon Guides)

The Falling Branch area of Rocks State Park is a 67-acre parcel of land located 5 miles north of the main body of the 855-acre park. The biggest reward on this wooded hike is the second-highest natural vertical waterfall in Maryland, Kilgore Falls.

The wooded path will take you over a footbridge and boardwalk as you make your way to the falls, following Falling Branch stream, a tributary of Deer Creek. Falling Branch stream passes through a steep gorge known as Kilgore Rocks. Along the way you’ll see a few hemlock trees, oaks, and lots of maples. Look for white-tailed deer, red fox, wild turkey, black snakes, black racers, and a variety of birds like woodcocks. If you are really lucky, you might even see an eagle. This environmentally sensitive area is also host to a family of beavers, but be sure to enjoy the wildlife from a distance.

© 2013 Heather Sanders Connellee/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baltimore
Distance: 1.1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Rocks State Park, 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd., Jarrettsville; (410) 557-7994; www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/rocks
Local Maps: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/rocksmap.asp
Driving Directions: Directions to Rocks State Park: Falling Branch

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