Prettyboy Reservoir Hemlock Trail

Manchester, Maryland 21088

Prettyboy Reservoir Hemlock Trail

Prettyboy Reservoir: Hemlock Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Get a taste of Appalachia within a grove of centuries-old hemlocks. After a hike that can be strenuous at times, cool off with a refreshing dip in the icy Big Gunpowder River. The trail goes downhill toward the water, and almost immediately you’ll see the graffiti-covered underside of the bridge you just crossed in your car. Head left on the little dirt path following the river downstream.

The trail is packed dirt and can be very close and narrow, especially in summer; pull up your socks if you don’t want to catch poison ivy. Occasionally you’ll catch glimpses of the swift, loud river on the right through the thick underbrush. Over the river as well as up the hill on your left, you’ll see tall trees, but this part of the path is pretty much exposed to the sun."

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Trail Information

Manchester
Nearby City
1.25
Distance
570 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Lineboro
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