Gunpowder Falls State Park: Sweet Air Area

GFSP_SweetAir.jpgWith 1,250 acres, the Sweet Air Area is one of Gunpowder’s largest enclaves. Straddling the Little Gunpowder Falls, which makes up the border between Harford and Baltimore Counties, this area includes 18-miles of trails.

Please be respectful to others and take your trash with you. Alcohol is not permitted.


The Sweet Air Area is open sunrise to sunset.


Hikers are welcome on all of Sweet Air’s 18 miles of trails. Mountain bikers and horseback riders are also welcome, except on the Cody Jean and Red Dot Trails. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses and only provides the trails as a means of recreation. Please refrain from riding bicycles or horses on trails within 24 hours after a heavy rainfall event.

Gunpowder Falls State Park Sweet Air Area Trail Map

A new map of the trails at Gunpowder Falls State Park's Sweet Air Area can be downloaded for free from this website. Please make sure to read the printing instructions and information for how to download the file to cell phones. The map is in a PDF format that requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to


The Little Gunpowder Falls contains many species of fish, including small mouth bass and bluegill. Anglers 16 years-of-age and older must possess a Maryland Non-Tidal Fishing License. For more information, visit the Maryland DNR Fisheries website.


Pets on leashes are welcome.​​​