Kilgore Falls

  • March 23, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Rocks State Park – Kilgore Falls

Hello,

This meetup is for all you nature waterfall lovers. Kilgore may not be the biggest, but it is the most attractive waterfall in the state of Maryland. For more information about Rocks State Park – Kilgore Falls, please read on.

The Rocks State Park, originally known as Deer Creek State Park, is a state park located in Deer Creek Valley near Pylesville in Harford County, Maryland. The park, located near the junction of Maryland Routes 24 and 165 is near the Mason-Dixon Line, and about a one-hour drive from Baltimore.[1] Until 1958, Rocks State Park was served by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad at milepost 35.5.

The park has three noncontiguous sections in the Deer Creek Valley. The largest section, home to the park headquarters, is located along Rocks Ridge and is home to the King and Queen's Seat rock formation, a 190 feet (58 m) rock outcropping that towers above the banks of Deer Creek. The Falling Branch area is a 67 acres (0.27 km2) tract of land located 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the Rock Ridge section, along the Falling Branch tributary of Deer Creek and is home to Kilgore Falls, the second highest waterfall in Maryland. The Hidden Valley section, located 5 miles (8.0 km) to the west of the Falling Creek area is a undeveloped area along the banks of Deer Creek, primarily used for fishing.

Both the King and Queen's seat and Kilgore Falls were featured in the movie Tuck Everlasting.[2]

Also located in the Deer Creek Valley, about a mile from The Rocks State Park is Eden Mill Nature Center.

Directions to Kilgore Falls

7. Take 29 N from 495 East.


8. Take exit 25A to merge onto I-70 E toward Baltimore

4.1 mi

9. Take exit 91A for Interstate 695 S/​Interstate 95 S toward Baltimore/​Glen Burnie

0.5 mi

10. Take exit 91B on the left for Interstate 695 N toward Interstate 95 N/​New york/​Towson

0.7 mi

11. Merge onto I-695 N

13.4 mi

12. Take exit 27B to merge onto MD-146 N/​Dulaney Valley Rd

Continue to follow MD-146 N

15.0 mi

13. Turn right onto Schuster Rd

1.8 mi

14. Turn right onto Norrisville Rd

0.3 mi

15. Turn left onto MD-165 N/​Federal Hill Rd

6.9 mi

16. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto MD-24/​Rocks Rd

1.9 mi

17. Turn left onto St. Mary Rd.

18.Turn right onto Falling Branch Road.

Michael

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  • Michael P.

    Folks,

    I really enjoyed Kilgore Falls. Shoot me an email of any place like this of you want to shoot, and I will host a meetup.

    April 1, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Folks,

    I see some updated their Rsvpds. This is perfectly OK. We will meet in the parking lot on Falling Branch Road. Michael
    C[masked]

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's the address of the parking lot? I'll be there at 10am

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - I cannot make the trip tomorrow. I apologize for the last minute cancelation

    March 22, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Folks,

    I can take 2 people who live live in Rockville. I live in King Farm.

    C[masked]
    [masked]

    March 15, 2013

    • Michael P.

      Jose, Can you find a place along Route 29 North to meet at? I did recieve your voice message.

      March 18, 2013

    • Jose-Luis (.

      Michael, since we did not hear from you, last night we decided to drive and take our dog with us (he is extremely friendly). We'll meet you at the parking lot in Falling Branch Road at 10AM.

      March 18, 2013

  • Michael P.

    We will meet at the parking lot in Falling Branch Road. We will walk toward Kilgore Falls. Then we will walk from Kilgore Falls for a mile or two to explore other parts of this area.

    March 15, 2013

  • Michael P.

    The arrival time is 10:00. So give yourself two hours to get there.

    Michael C[masked]

    March 15, 2013

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