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Kilgore Falls

  • Mar 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.

      It is possible. I would like to research this.

      April 1, 2013

    • Michael P.

      Muddy Creek Falls is near we will be for our MD WV trip. This is close to the last part of our MD WV trip.

      April 1, 2013

  • Thurman

    I was not able to get there in time to meetup with the group but I did make it to the falls and got some great shots. Hope to see you all on the next outing.

    March 25, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Great place and day to shoot water falls.

    March 25, 2013

  • Tanya

    Awesome photos. Looks like I missed out on a really great trip

    March 25, 2013

  • Julie

    The day was nice...great to be in a place before everyone comes out to play.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Michael for organizing! I had a great time and hopefully got some good pictures. Thanks also to everyone who helped with advice and all!

    March 23, 2013

  • Rakesh

    Are we meeting at the gas station at the intersection of 24 and 165??

    March 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Off falling branch road.

      March 23, 2013

    • Rakesh

      I will be there in 10 mins..

      March 23, 2013

  • Jerry P.

    I live in SW DC, I will be driving by myself. If you don't live too far from the area, I will be happy to supply a ride.

    March 7, 2013

    • Rakesh

      Hi Jerry, here is my phone number, just in case you need it.. [masked]

      March 22, 2013

    • Rakesh

      Hi Jerry...I managed to find a ride for tomorrow. So you won't have to pick me up..thank you so much though... I will see you at Kilgore though. Appreciate it and sorry

      March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel last minute but I got into a minor albeit spendy car accident today, so I'll be dealing with that instead. See you all next time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Reco

    I'm driving up from Alexandria and will also get there early. Afterwards, I plan to head over to Cunningham Falls for the tail end of the Maple Syrup-making Demonstration...and to see the falls of course.

    1 · March 22, 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

  • Julie

    I am leaving from Fairfax... might consider going really early and get there well before 10... driving alone that's okay... but would have an opening for a ride then maybe

    March 22, 2013

  • Tanya

    I have a Photoshoot in Richmond - can't make this one

    March 22, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    Where is everyone meeting up at, at the park? Is there a set location to meet first and then go to the Falls or just meet at the Falls.

    March 21, 2013

  • Tanya

    Hi I may have a shoot on Saturday I will update tonight but if not I will still need a ride

    March 21, 2013

  • Rajiv A.

    I have a question. Are the trees green there? Or are they still bare? I haven't been to that side of the state.

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They will still be bare on 23rd.

      March 17, 2013

    • Rajiv A.

      Thanks.

      March 21, 2013

  • Maureen

    I am planning to go (though I might decide to go skiing instead). I have a car, live in DC, and could take some riders - though I'd prefer not to be in a hurry to return. Dawn, and dusk are great times to shoot water falls with a slow shutter speed not often available otherwise. the sun sets around 7.30 I think - and we'll miss dawn.

    March 15, 2013

    • Craig S.

      Thanks for the heads up and have fun skiing

      March 21, 2013

    • Maureen

      thanks, Craig. enjoy the meetup.

      March 21, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    This is going to be my first time to meetup with this group and looking forward to it. So I have one Question.

    Where is everyone meeting up at, at the park? Is there a set location to meet first and then go to the Falls or just meet at the Falls.

    March 21, 2013

  • Maureen

    It looks like I'll be skiing at wisp this weekend after all. have fun!

    March 20, 2013

  • Geoffrey

    Bringing the wife!

    March 18, 2013

  • Ken O.

    I'd like to shoot this location but closer to sunset, so I may not roll in with the group. Coming from Nova.

    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

  • Michael P.

    Folks,

    I can see that some of you arrange for rides. I can take 2 people who live live in Rockville. I live in King Farm.

    C[masked]
    [masked]

    March 15, 2013

  • Aida

    Unless my son can come along or I can make plans for him to hag with a buddy

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do not live in Rockville. I live in Silver Spring

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Rosslyn and I'm happy to drive. I can seat 3 passengers with comfort and gear.

    March 7, 2013

  • Rakesh

    Actually I Dont have one either... but I would love to join.... is there anyway, I could join with some and share the gas??

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fab, but I don't have a car

    March 7, 2013

  • Cathy

    don't drive

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Herndon, VA, by what time we plan to start retun from there... just tentative, as 4:00PM I have a call to attend

    February 18, 2013

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