Hydes, MD

Photo Courtesy Ken Frank


The Little Gunpowder trail system is located within the Central Area of the Gunpowder Falls State Park, with trails situated on both sides of the Little Gunpowder River. The trails here have been developed and maintained by the Gunpowder United Mountain Bike Operators (GUMBO), with the goal of building a world class trail system.

Little Gunpowder offers a little bit of everything. North of Harford Road, you'll find fast and flowing singletrack, with little elevation change along the river, but more challenging climbs and fun descents further north and across the river on the Harford County side. To the south, you'll find generally rockier terrain and a bit more technical riding.

Be sure to not miss the Waterfall Trail, for the scenic beauty of the falls and connection to Winterfell, a fun and twisty trail that eventually brings you right back out at the bottom. Then see if you can find the Overlook, for it's impressive view and rocky cliff.



Donations made directly through this page go directly to the selected trails system and help MORE and its trail liaisons purchase materials, tools and hire the expertise necessary to help us maintain and sustain world class trails in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.

$10 Minimum Donation. Please change the quantity to increase your donation.

* When donating to a specific trail system MORE will endeavor to use your donation as it was designated, but under extenuating circumstances may assign the funds to other trails/projects in consultation with the appropriate trail liaison or project leader in such cases as, including but not limited to, the closure of the park, failure of the project to move forward, completion of the project under budget, extended periods of inactivity and/or other factors limiting the ability to apply the funds to the original intended designation.

For the most comprehensive map of the Little Gunpowder trail system visit

The trails at Little Gunpowder Falls State Park are suitable for riders of all abilities but include sections suitable for intermediate to advanced riders. MORE subscribes to IMBA's trail difficulty ratings

  • MORE Volunteers donated over XXX hours of their time during 2018 to help maintain the trails at Little Gunpowder Falls State Park.

There are many food options within close proximity to the trail system.

Civic Cyclery
142 N Bond St.
Store A
Bel Air, MD 21014

Bike Doctor
2108 Emmorton Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21015
(410) 569-8833

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