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Little Gunpowder Trail

Average Rating:    (3.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

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.
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Latitude
39.448611
Longitude
-76.418056
Trail Directions
Take Belair Rd (US 1) north from I-695 to Kingsville. Just before Sunshine Avenue, take a right onto Jerusalem Rd & follow to Gunpowder Falls State Park HQ on the Little Falls. Park on left past Jerusalem Mill.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fallston
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 17, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tcapri87 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Loch Raven, Patapsco



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Review Date
April 8, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: snowhoss ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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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Review Date
May 27, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: juan blanco ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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"!

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
go to PA



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Review Date
October 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Wandersahn ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sweet Air, Loch Raven, Big Gunpowder & other local powerlines



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