Gunpowder Falls State Park

Please Note:
Beginning Monday, June 17 a section of the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail north of the Phoenix parking lot and south of the Sparks parking lot will be closed for construction activities. Please plan to use alternative sections of the trail until construction is completed. Signs will be placed at the trailheads indicating closure. Please contact Gunpowder Falls State Park headquarters for more information at (410) 592-2897.​

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

Monkton Station, photo by Dean Hughes Contact: 410-592-2897​​

Baltimore County

Gunpowder Falls State Park
PO Box 480
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Ranger Station
1820 Monkton Road
Monkton, MD 21111

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
(closed weekends and state holidays).

Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail follows 19.7 miles of the former the Northern Central Railway (NCR) in northern Baltimore County - from Ashland, Maryland north to the Maryland-Pennsylvania line, passing through historic communities including Ashland, Phoenix, Monkton, White Hall, Bentley Springs and Freeland. Hikers, joggers, bicyclists, horseback riders and pets on leashes are welcome. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses and only provides the trails as a means of recreation.​ The Torrey C. Brown Trail is ADA accessible. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.​

Class 1 Electric Bicycles - Class 1 electric bicycles are permitted on the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. They are regulated the same as all other bicycles, and are subject to all applicable bicycle rules and regulations regarding operation and safety equipment. Click here for information regarding the Electric Bicycle Policy.​​

Attention Tubers:  Many sections of the Upper Gunpowder which are accessible from state park property flow through private property. Please be considerate of our neighbors and remain in the river until you reach a road crossing. Do your part to help keep the river clean and enjoyable for tubers and neighbors alike by not littering or trespassing on private property. Remember, Leave No Trace!