Self-Guided Opportunities
 
Hike
Location Rocks State Park, 410-557-7994
Falling Branch Area (5 miles north of Rocks State Park)
Trail Access Take Route 24 north through Rocks State Park. Turn left onto St. Mary's Road. Turn right on Falling Branch Road. Parking lot on right.
Distance .5 mile
Time Up to one hour
Trail Conditions Single track; varied terrain
Skill Level Easy
Suitable For Families? Yes
Hazards/Restrictions No motorized vehicles on trail; wet, slippery, sharp rocks near the falls.
Potable Water No restrooms or water
Natural Features Kilgore Fallls, 19 feet tall, is the second highest natural vertical waterfall in Maryland. The area is habitat for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, red fox and woodland birds.
Historic/Cultural Features On the west side of Falling Branch is an old stage coach route and mill site near the waterfall. On the east side is the foundation of a stage coach rest stop below the falls.
Guiding None
Camping None
Other Points of Interest Eden Mill Park and Nature Center (Harford County) are nearby with trails, canoeing and fishing.
Other Accommodations None
Service Charges or Permits None
Description A short hike suitable for all ages leads to the 19' waterfall located on a scenic 45-acre parcel of woodland north of the main Rocks State Park area. A wooded trail visits the second highest vertical waterfall in Maryland.


Resources Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
  • Small first aid kit
  • Water and a snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Adequate footwear
  • Compass
  • Rainwear
  • Check for ticks upon returning