Little Gunpowder Trail - TRAIL

Little Gunpowder Trail - Trail, Fallston, Maryland

Fun & not crowded. Technical in spots, muddy after rain. Little Gunpowder (White) trail by the river is fun, while Blue & Yellow trails are less muddy with more climbs. From parking lot, follow LG trail south across bridge down to Jericho Covered Bridge. South of covered bridge, trail gets tricky & continues downstream to Franklinville Rd bridge & I-95. Trail currently ends at ballfields but Blue Blaze takes you back down to the river. BRACE YOURSELF FOR FUN !!! North from Jerusalem Mill parking lot, the LG trail gets technical but loops with another blue blaze trail & some nice powerlines that are rideable. Continue north to Belair Rd to cross bridge for an easier ride north to Harford Rd.

User Reviews (4)

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tcapri87   Cross Country Rider [Jan 17, 2011]

Goo trail to try ot if you are bored of the other trails in the area. Some nice rock gardens and hills. Really nice view afer going up the hill along Bel Air road going to Hartford Road. Trail is flat between Hartford and Bottom Road. Can do a loop north of bottom road to Pleasantville road to extend total ride around 20 miles. I would not suggest going past Pleasantville on the north or the Covered Bridge on the south. Trails are either not well marked at all or are not suitable for riding.

Customer Service

Start at Hartford Road and follow river to covered bridge. Then on way back do all the upper loops, which tend to be hillier. Coming past Hartford Road gain, you can take a mini detour at the Water fall to add a nice hill. When you get to bottom Road can do the loop on either side of the river and finish with flat nice ride bck to Hartford.

Similar Products Used: Loch Raven, Patapsco
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4
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4
Kyleh22   Weekend Warrior [Mar 15, 2010]

Great network of trails. Decent climbs, decent descents. Nothing that crazy at the little gunpowder but it's never very crowded. There are also some really nice trails near Franklinville field that no one knows about. Technically these are still considered in the Little Gunpowder but they are not directly connected unless you want to do 2 or 3 miles of road biking.

Customer Service

They are all great. I recommend starting on white trail and coming back on the blue near the river if you start at the Mill.

Similar Products Used: The trails at the Big Gunpowder.
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5
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3
snowhoss   Weekend Warrior [Apr 08, 2009]

I typically ride these trails when I can't make it out to Susky State Park. I usually start near the old mill parking lot and head north towards Bel Air Rd. From the Mill to Bel Air Rd is roughly 2.2Miles, cross Bel Air and it is another mile to Harford Rd. There are some challenging steeps, especially after you cross the powerlines, but they are short and there is a nice log to rest your lungs and legs at the top. You have to dismount and rock hop across a section of the river, but it is usually an easy endeavor. After crossing this section of the river the trail is pretty flat all the way to Bel Air Rd.
On the other side of Bel Air Rd there are two options, stay close to the river for a flat, although sketchy in some spots ride or take a left and head up hill to the top of the gorge. It is a killer climb, but the ride down is awesome.

Not very techinical, almost no logs, lots of rocks in some sections, very little roots.

Never had any issues with Rangers or hikers and I have rarely seen other riders out there. I have ridden this place most of the 2008-2009 winter without any problems.

I heard you can actually connect this system of trails with trails that begin off of Pleasantville Rd for a 20+ mile ride. I expect to complete that loop later this Spring.

Enjoy

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3
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3
juan blanco   Weekend Warrior [May 27, 2008]

Trail sucks, too many horses and rangers are nasty. I think this place is haunted, so take my advice and stay away. I got two flat tires in the first 15mins of the ride. Then I had a old man hit me with a walking stick, he said it was a accident, but his wife started laughing and said "good hit pop pop"!

Customer Service

none

Similar Products Used: go to PA
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Ainsmar   Weekend Warrior [Jul 28, 2007]

These trails are bad trails in general, and even worse for mountain bikes. There are many pedestrians with pets, even though it is clearly stated that animals are not allowed.

The truth is that there is no official bike designation on the trails and this does not appear to be accidental. This trail will soon fade for anyone who has biked more than twice. It is also easy to get lost.

If you want to bike, find somewhere else.

Customer Service

Blue, White is short and does not even loop around.

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Wandersahn   Weekend Warrior [Oct 10, 2003]

I love these trails !!! They offer a great variety of trails for every level & are a lot less crowded than the Big Gunpowder Trails. Watch for the occasional horses & pedestrians. A few challenging climbs with lots of fun downhills. If it's muddy, stick to the Blue & Yellow trails; they dry quicker.

Customer Service

For shorter rides: ride north from parking lot on white blaze & loop back following the blue trail. Some nice climbs. For longer rides, you can do a massive figure 8 loop, going south to Franklinville then back to parking lot, continuing north to Harford Rd & back

Similar Products Used: Sweet Air, Loch Raven, Big Gunpowder & other local powerlines
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5
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4
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