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    Gunpowder Falls State Park: Sweet Air

    Fallston, Maryland

    Gunpowder Falls State Park Sweet Air

    Gunpowder Falls State Park: Sweet Air Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "The Sweet Air area of Gunpowder Falls State Park offers perfect intermediate trails. Located in northern Baltimore County, Sweet Air has 1,250 acres of trails. The variety of trails, from steep rocky climbs and descents to fields and flat twisty riverside trails, gives the intermediate rider the perfect stage to hone her or his skills.

    Although not readily apparent when you start your ride, the Gunpowder Falls State Park area is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its delicate ecosystem. The watershed covers 64,000 square miles and spans sections of several states, including Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. About 20,000 years ago, the sea level was more than 300 feet below what it is today."

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    Baltimore, MD
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    7/6/2017
    Every time I do this trail I get frustrated following the trail often turning back or pressing on not knowing whether I'm lost... Primarily for the reasons stated in the reviews above, however, I have enjoyed the deep woods and river when I find them.
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    Annapolis, MD
    Pathfinder | 130 pts
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    6/6/2009
    If you like horses, this is the trail for you since everybody but you, the hiker, will be riding them. If you like mountain biking, this is the place for you. This trail is not "lightly used" like this guide states(at least during the summer season). If you like hiking with horses, crowds of people, and walking through peoples back yards, this is ideal trail for you. So my point is: this trail is not for people on foot or for people who like a quiet, isolated hike(like the guide states). Pros: decent map at the trailhead(better than the guide by far). Cons: everything listed previously, muddy pot hole filled parking lot, waving high to people in their back yards, and horse manure.
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    Crofton, MD
    Pathfinder | 151 pts
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    5/26/2007
    Trails are poorly marked. Part of the trail is through a corn field. Be prepared to get your feet wet!
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    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    "An amazing amount of variety in a relatively short hike—the scenery changes every mile or so. It’s almost a crime that this exceedingly beautiful 1,250-acre section of Gunpowder Falls State Park is so lightly used—but what a treat that is for hikers seeking solitude! The bulk of traffic in the Sweet Air section comes from equestrians." Read more

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    Fallston
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    5.25
    Distance
    Minimal
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    1.5 hours
    Duration
    100 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    140 feet
    Top Elevation
    Gunpowder Falls State Park, Kingsville, MD, (410) 592-2897
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