Hike to Kilgore Falls

Kilgore Falls Trailhead

Distance

1.2 Miles

Activities

Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole

This short, dog-friendly hike leads to the second tallest waterfall in Maryland. Once you get there, relax, enjoy, and weather permitting, cool off with a swim.

This 1.2 mile roundtrip hike leads to the second tallest waterfall in the state of Maryland. It is a short hike that's great for families and bringing the dog. In the warmer months, you can swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall. People have cliff jumped here, but exercise caution and do so at your own risk.

Getting Here: From Pylesville, head west on Pylesville Road for approximately 3 miles and you will enter the parking area at the park. The trailhead will be on the west side of the lot.

Photos: Mark S.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Great set of Falls!

Loved visiting Kilgore. Note: Maybe check what time it opens before getting there because for winter, it doesn't open until 10 am which is pretty late. With the high water, the waterfall was great to photograph.

Beautiful Visuals

Nice scenery. A tad slippery in sections. Needs some options for waste disposal or some additional ropes to assist in some of the rocky areas.

Hike at Kilgore

Trail and scenery was really beautiful. Waterfalls and swimming area was amazing. It was pretty clean from what I saw, I just wish they would have had a trash can at the entrance. The hike was pretty easy, however would definitely recommend water shoes if your planning on going in. Or waterproof hiking boots to cut across the river.

Distance

1.2 Miles

Activities

Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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