Self-Guided Opportunities
Location Rocks State Park, White Trail Circuit
Main area on Route 24 north of Bel Air, 410-557-7994
Trail Access Park in the rapids parking area on Route 24. Take the purple blazed trail from the parking lot to the white blazed loop trail.
Distance 2 miles
Time 1.5 hours
Trail Single-track; varied terrain
Skill Level Moderate to difficult, some rock scrambling
Suitable For Families? Yes, with children 10 and older
Hazards/Restrictions No motorized vehicles on trail. The King and Queen Seat (190' drop) rock formation is accessible from the trail. Copperheads found in the rocks.
Potable Water Carry in your own water.
Natural Features Impressive 190' high King and Queen Seat rock formation overlooks Deer Creek valley.
White-tailed deer and wild turkey habitat.
Historic/Cultural Features Historical carvings in the rock formation date from the mid 1800's.
Trail passes former La Grange Iron Works and Rogers Furnace site and quarry site.
King and Queen Seat was a ceremonial site for Susquehannock and Mingo Indians.
Guiding None
Camping None
Other Points of Interest The rapids area on Deer Ceek is quite scenic and accessible from the same parking area. There are three picnic/day use areas nearby: Rock Ridge, Wilson's and Hills Grove. Deer Creek offers tubing and put and take trout fishing.
Other Accommodations None
Service Charges or Permits $2 per person service charge on weekends and holidays at the picnic areas
Description Scenic woodland trail explores ridges and valleys surrounding Deer Creek. Trail provides access to nearby King and Queen Seat rock formation with impressive views of Deer Creek valley below. Deer Creek is a popular put and take trout fishing stream. The King and Queen Seat was a ceremonial site for Susquehannock and Mingo Indians.

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