Gillis Ridge is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Carroll County, Maryland. It is within Woodbrook Cooperative Wildlife Management Area. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 559 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 269 feet.
Gillis Ridge Professional Review and Guide
"Take a short but secluded walk through a varied landscape—river valley, rolling fields, and piedmont forest. Follow the sign to Gillis Falls Trailhead and go left from the parking area; you’ll see a little path to the right heading toward Grimville Road, but stay on the path on the edge of the more pleasant wooded area for a little while longer (you’ll come out to the same place either way). You will come to the big open field of the equestrian center on your right before you will enter the woods on a path at 0.3 miles. The nice wide dirt trail heads downhill; at 0.5 miles, at the bottom of the hill, you’ll come to a wide fire road. Go right (this is where you would have wound up if you had taken the path to Grimville Road that you passed at the top of the trail). Gillis Falls is on your left; don’t expect a waterfall—it’s a stream, generally 10 to 20 feet across and a few feet deep at best."
--Evan Balkan, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Baltimore (Menasha Ridge Press).
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