falling branch: rocks state park

Pylesville, MD

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Hike 1/2 mile to the second highest vertical waterfall in Maryland that was featured in the Disney movie Tuck Everlasting. Trail is suitable for families.

The Falling Branch Area of Rocks State Park is a 67 acre parcel of land which is home to Kilgore Falls, a scenic and tranquil section of Falling Branch, a tributary of Deer Creek, which is tucked back into the ravines of Northern Harford County, creating Maryland's second highest vertical drop waterfall. This non-developed, environmentally sensitive area has a serene hiking trail leading back to the waterfall. Pets are allowed but must be on leashes at all times.

Located 5 miles north of Rocks State Park. Trail access: Route 24 north through Rocks State Park, turn left on St. Mary's Rd., turn right on Falling Branch Rd. for parking lot on right.

Parking is limited but available at the trailhead only.

Rocks State Park
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road
Jarrettsville, MD 21084




19 Completed 9 Reviews

Easy access+ beautiful area+falls= too many people. I like kids and don't mind a crowd, but this was too much. Small area to swim near falls full of rude kids. went around 4 pm thinking that families with little children would be on the way out, and they were but they were quickly replaced by teens. Might try again after school starts. Very, very cold. I am an avid creek swimmer, this was really cold. There are many more trails to explore in the park and near the falls, really nice area will go back.



4 Completed 1 Reviews

Its a great place, but wayyyy too many people at the falls. It's the grand central station of waterfalls.



5 Completed 5 Reviews

My colleagues and I have produced a cinematic feature that delves into the majesty of Rocks State Park and the surrounding area of Harford County.


Samuel Oddo

"Rock State"



1 Completed 1 Reviews

Best kept secret in Harford County!