Gunpowder Falls State Park

GFSP_LeftyKrehTrail.jpegHereford Area

Contact: 410-592-2897​

Baltimore County

Noncontiguous area:
Many access points to multiple trail heads.

Headquarters:
Gunpowder Falls State Park
PO Box 480
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Located in northern Baltimore County, the Hereford Area’s 3,620 acres feature a scenic wilderness setting preserved under state Wildlands status for nature appreciation and outdoor adventures. Anglers will enjoy a nationally renowned special trout management area located downstream from Prettyboy Reservoir. Hikers and horseback riders can explore more than 20 miles of wooded trails. The Big Gunpowder Falls also attracts canoeing, kayaking and tubing enthusiasts throughout the year. Hereford’s Mill Pond Cottage provides overnight accommodations for up to eight people in a beautiful historic and natural setting.​​​​​​​​​ Please be respectful to others and take your trash with you. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

Directions
Trails and Trail Map
River Recreation
Fishing
Youth Group Camping
Mill Pond Cottage

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