Gunpowder North Trail

Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area), Maryland

Distance4.6mi
Elevation Gain368ft
Trailhead Elevation353ft
Top373ft
Elevation Min/Max336/373ft
Elevation Start/End353/353ft

Gunpowder North Trail

Gunpowder North Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is within Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area). It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 353 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 368 feet. The Gunpowder Falls State Park Camp Wood and Buried Cable Post information guideposts and the Camp Wood camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also a rock, parkings, and a flagpole along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Bunker Hill Road.

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8/2/2008
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5/3/2008
Fantastic! Exactly what we were looking for - a fairly long afternoon hike, not too far from the city. Beautiful spring foliage. There are a few uphill climbs that winded me a bit (I'm pretty wimpy) but on the whole this is a pretty easy hike to tackle. Trail guide was very clear and helpful. One note about the last part of the hike - you won't cross back over the stream until you get to the cute bridge that was right by the parking lot. (We were worried that we'd missed a crossing.)
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3/24/2008
Seems very good with a lot of information. Thanks a lot.Thanks a lot.Thanks a lot.Thanks a lot.Thanks a lot.Thanks a lot.
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6/15/2007
Very nice trail along the river most of the time. Except for 2 short uphills at the beginning very leveled. Great for hot summer days - the trees provide nice shade. You can even take a dip in the river as the locals do. Easy to follow trail except for couple of places where the vegetation took over.
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9/22/2006
After parking at the trailhead off Masemore Road, we followed the white blazed Gunpowder South Trail, heading east. The well marked and maintained trail alternates between the edge of the Gunpowder Falls River and the ridge above. Upon reaching the intersection with York Road we crossed over to the blue blazed Gunpowder North Trail for the return trip. This trail runs mostly along the water’s edge and was not as well marked or maintained and difficult to follow in several places. Scenery was nice throughout and overall a very enjoyable hike. We were impressed with the depth, clarity and speed of the river and it beckons for a future paddling adventure. The traffic noise from I-83 was difficult to escape throughout the trek and detracted somewhat from that “back-to-nature” feeling.
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9/4/2001
The trail is well-marked and easy to moderate. i went recently, in august and had better weather than i had anticipated (less humid and buggy than i had expected). it was very peaceful to take the route along the water and there are a few places to stop and eat or relax along the falls as well.
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8/20/1999
Not a trail that could be considered challenging, but a trail that is a hike that affords some quite reflection. Easy strolls along the water with diversions into the trees. My kids spent most of the several hikes we have done there preoccupied with the frogs and birds they found there. It was a pleasant early morning stroll. Allowing a break from the stressors of the world.
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Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area)
Nearby City
Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area)
Parks
Gunpowder Falls State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Hereford, Maryland
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