Gunpowder Falls State Park was established in 1959 to protect the Gunpowder River and the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls, and is now one of the largest state parks in Maryland. The narrow corridors of Gunpowder, covering more than 18,000 acres in Harford and Baltimore Counties, host a varied topography ranging from tidal wetlands to steep and rough slopes. Gunpowder features over 120 kilometers of multi-use trails, protected wildlands state, historic sites, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming beach and marina.
If you're simultaneously looking for beauty and shade, check out both Harford County's Gunpowder North Trail and Gunpowder South Trail. While both trails are separated, they are usually hiked by visitors. As you walk upstream from the Gunpowder River, visitors have the opportunity to see some natural sites including natural rock formations, varied flora and rare wildlife. Watching a fox or wild turkey accompany you on hiking is not unusual, so keep your eyes peeled for one. Insider's tip: remember during this particular hike due to the rock formation, slight scrambling is involved.
Pretty Boy Dam must be one of the most interesting sites on the trails. Built in 1924 and completed nine years later, it is a vast structure. The dam was named for the horse of a farmer, Prettyboy, who allegedly drowned near the building. Hikers will reach the dam's base and can climb to the top to gain access to the park's beautiful views.
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