Parkton, Maryland

Top Spots in and near Parkton

  • Parkton, Maryland

    Hike the Gunpowder Falls North and South Loop Trail

    5.0
    13.3 mi / 1180 ft gain
    Park in the lot on Bunker Hill Road and then continue a short ways to the trailhead (see map). There are no bridges for crossing the water so be prepared to pick your way across. 
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  • Parkton, Maryland

    Photograph Prettyboy Dam

    4.0
    Make sure you park in the designated spots located above the Dam. Walk across the Dam road bridge and about mid way stop and take a look over the edge. You will be greeted with the a beautiful view of the valley. To explore more keep walking over the dam bridge and walk down the stairs to view ...
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  • Freeland, Maryland

    Hike Hemlock Gorge

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 300 ft gain
    This is one of Baltimore's little known gems. The area contains an ecosystem which is essentially non-existent outside of the Appalachian mountain regions. It has also been seemingly under-appreciated and abused by locals. I am trusting that the Outbound Collective community will do its part to e...
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  • Cockeysville, Maryland

    Hike the Oregon Ridge Park Trail

    4.0
    4.02 mi / 475 ft gain
    Park in the lot as indicated on the map (see below). This trail is accessible year round, dog-friendly, and is great for families. 
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  • Pylesville, Maryland

    Hike to Kilgore Falls

    3.8
    1.2 mi
    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 s...
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  • Street, Maryland

    Hike the White Trail

    5.0
    3.4 mi / 643 ft gain
    Park in the lot off of  St. Clair Bridge Rd to access the trail.  Be aware that some parts of the trail are rocky and/or steep. This trail is dog friendly and is accessible from October through November. 
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  • Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Ranger Trails at Codorus State Park

    4.0
    5 mi
    I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting much from Codorus State Park. But, my Saturday was open and I wanted to go somewhere I wouldn't have to fight for legroom. I didn't need anything majestic--just some space. Codorus, centrally located in the picturesque hills of York County, PA, seemed to fit the...
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  • Owings Mills, Maryland

    Soldiers Delight Loop

    4.7
    5.33 mi / 466 ft gain
    From Deer Park Road, parking is available at the nature center or the scenic overlook (about 100 yards up the road). I typically park at the overlook as this affords the ability to hike trails on either side of the road, and always finish the hike back at the car. From the parking area you are ju...
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  • Owings Mills, Maryland

    Serpentine Trail

    4.5
    2.39 mi / 226 ft gain
    Park in the area off of Deer Park road to access the trail. Dogs are welcome on leash. Trail can get muddy in the spring, and there are some stream crossings. 
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  • Kingsville, Maryland

    Hike the Jerusalem Village Trail & Jericho Covered Bridge Trail

    4.3 mi / 341 ft gain
    This is a moderately rated hike that features a river and quite a few hilly sections. The trail is known to be rather muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate waterproof footwear. Note that some sections of the trail are not well marked. You may want to review a map before embarking. There is park...
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  • Bel Air, Maryland

    Hike the Deer Creek Trail

    5.0
    2 mi
    Because Palmer State Park is still under development (with no timeline given for its completion), there are only a few trails that meander through this 555-acre reserve. Palmer's official website offers a not-so-helpful topographical map, but the easiest way into the park that I could find was ne...
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  • Eldersburg, Maryland

    Mineral Hill Trail

    4.0
    2.04 mi / 282 ft gain
    Mineral Hill Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Finksburg, Maryland.
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  • Airville, Pennsylvania

    Explore Mill Creek Falls

    It's not too hard to find the Mill Creek Falls; you can see it from the parking lot. This is an ideal spot if you just need a quick fix of something beautiful.  From the road, follow the blue blazes of the Mason-Dixon Trail up the hill. After you admire and photograph the falls, consider hiking t...
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  • Airville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Mason-Dixon Trail to Peavine Island

    2 mi
    The Mason-Dixon Trail is a 200-mile trail that begins and ends in Pennsylvania, passing through Maryland and Delaware along the way. The trail connects the AT to the Brandywine Trail and spends considerable time adjacent to the wide and wondrous Susquehanna River. One of the Mason-Dixon trail's m...
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  • Conestoga, Pennsylvania

    Climb at Safe Harbor

    3.3
    Directions: Drive to Safe Harbor. From Safe Harbor, take River Road south to Green Hill Road--this road is very windy. Drive towards Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve. When you reach the tunnel, park on either side of the tunnel. There isn't too much parking here so I'd suggest carpooling.The tra...
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  • Baltimore, Maryland

    Paddle Dundee Creek

    1.5 mi
    Follow the main entrance road down and to the right of the nature center to a turn around loop, where a car can be temporarily parked to unload/load boats onto the pier. You can launch canoes and kayaks on the end of the pier which goes directly out to Dundee Creek. From the launch site, paddlers...
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Camping and Lodging in Parkton

Historic Bushman House (Gettysburg)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Historic Bushman House (Gettysburg)

Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Mcmillan Woods Scout And Youth Group Campground

Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Holiday
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Holiday

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday

Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday
Millersville, Maryland

Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday

Camp Misty Mount
Thurmont, Maryland

Camp Misty Mount

Guides, Insights and Stories from Parkton

Does "Adventure" Have to Include a Sufferfest?

Does "Adventure" Have to Include a Sufferfest?

Matthew Eaton