Little Gunpowder Trail: Bel Air to Jericho Bridge
ElevationAscent: 122' 37 m
Descent: -192' -59 m
High: 278' 85 m
Low: 135' 41 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A scenic ride along the river littered with gardens, roots, and boulders.”— Cheryl Ladota
Family Friendly Nice ride along the river with plenty of wildlife and interesting plant life to explore.
From there, the trail will climb away from the river and up into the forest. There's a long, sometimes steep, and very rocky climb. This is followed by repeated downhills and uphills before returning to the river. About a mile in from the trailhead, there is a fallen tree that completely blocks the trail.
Once you get around this hazard (watch out for poison ivy), you'll arrive at the main stream crossing. You'll need to hike your bike across. Stay on the white-blazed trail along the river until you reach a large field marking the entrance to the Jerusalem Mill Village. Cross Jerusalem Road and catch the trail on the other side of the pedestrian bridge. Hop back on the trail out to the Jericho Bridge.
Land Manager: Maryland DNR - Gunpowder Falls State Park