Little Gunpowder Trail

Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area), Maryland

Distance10.8mi
Elevation Gain2,225ft
Trailhead Elevation270ft
Top320ft
Elevation Min/Max39/320ft
Elevation Start/End270/270ft

Little Gunpowder Trail

Little Gunpowder Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pleasant Hills, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area). It is 10.8 miles long and begins at 270 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,225 feet. The Jerusalem Mill Museum and Vistors Center museum can be seen along the trail. There are also a brownfield and an information along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Jerusalem Mills Trail, Quarry Trail, Sherwood Trail and Pleasantville Loop.

Little Gunpowder Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Although smaller than the Big Gunpowder River, the Little Gunpowder has just as much to offer if not more in the way of bold rapids, scenic shoots, and attractive tributaries. This hike takes you through a covered bridge and follows only a short but spectacular portion of the 25.2-mile river.

The starting point is a site to see in itself. The historic Jerusalem Mill Village is one of the oldest undamaged mill villages in Maryland. Many of the village structures are open to the public, including the gristmill, gun shop, black-smith shop, springhouse, and general store. The hike described here will take us to the final structure open to the public: the Jericho Covered Bridge."

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Trail Information

Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area)
Nearby City
Gunpowder Falls State Park (Central Area)
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level

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Sep 2018