Falling Branch: Rocks State Park

Pylesville, MD
Falling Branch: Rocks State Park is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pylesville, MD that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles 85 feet Out & Back
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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.

Jen Moore
3 days ago

6 Completed1 Reviews

Nice hike. We did it while it was raining so the rocks were pretty slippery. Will go back soon

Christine Jonathan Farrell
26 days ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Martha Barrett
2 months ago

10 Completed9 Reviews

Waterfall was ok. I enjoyed the hike up to king and queens seat more.

Kevin Spoth
3 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Cool waterfall. Will go back in the summer time. Nice mountain scenery over at the King and Queen seat.

Richard Ortt
4 months ago

14 Completed5 Reviews

Nice Easy walk. We tried to expand this hike with a geocache, but the one along the trail is AWOL. Stepping stone path across the stream needs some help. You will get tennis shoes wet, but a low cut pair of boots will get you across the stream fine.

James Townsend
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

My favorite spot in Harford County. The hike is short but sweet, there's some ruins from an old mill about 2/3rds of the way in just off the left side of the trail if you keep your eyes peeled, but other than that the waterfall is the crowning moment. Great swimming spot too. Pack in, pack out. There's no trash cans at the fall and during the summer it can get pretty busy.

Sridhar Saraf
5 months ago

15 Completed14 Reviews

Love the waterfall at the end of the trail.

Richard Ortt
5 months ago

14 Completed5 Reviews

Short hike, but great to do in the off season to get some scenery. Lots of people in the summer time.

Wendy Royer
5 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

love the waterfall. very easy hike. if you dont like alot of ppl go in fall or early spring. it becomes a swimming hole in the summer.

William Hughes
7 months ago

34 Completed30 Reviews

Short, easy hike to a picturesque water fall (Kilgore Falls). Limited parking. No bathrooms.

Courtney C.
9 months ago

Savannah Wagner
11 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

George Hoffman
1 year ago

41 Completed18 Reviews

Beautiful waterfall.

Kelly Ford
1 year ago

23 Completed10 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.

Marvin Hall
2 years ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

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

Karl Tracy
2 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Best kept secret in Harford County!