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.

Pack List

  • Trail shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera
  • Tripod
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RT Distance 1.2 Miles
Activities Photography, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole


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Fun To Visit .. Not That Much To Do.

It was ok, not that stuff to do. Kids and elderly people should be careful, sharp rocks all over the place.

Short hike to an awesome waterfall

The hike is short, but the falls are beautiful! I recommend going in the off season to avoid crowds.

One Of My Favorites

This is one of my favorite spots during the warmer months. The hike itself is not challenging by any means, but the falls are a great place to swim, lay out in the sun, set up a hammock, or simply relax and be one with nature.

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