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Hike, Scramble, and Swim

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rocks State Park, Jarrettsville, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 23 2011  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 7 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 21 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Amy K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This hike has it all - a large waterfall, hiking, rock scrambling, and swimming!

Join us for a 3.5-mile hike (plus 1 additional for the hike to the Waterfall) and small rock scramble in Rocks State Park.
This hike is an easy hike if you do not do the optional short scramble up to the King and Queen's seat. However, the beginning of the trail is an extremely steep and rocky approach where during the first 900 feet of the trail you will gain 200 feet elevation.

After we hike the 3.5-mile loop, we will drive to the beginning of the Kilgore Falls trail head where we will regroup. We will have our lunch at Kilgore Falls where you can cool off from the hike with a swim or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Rocks has 855 acres of dense forests and massive boulders rising above Deer Creek. The King and Queen Seat, once a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indians, is a natural 190-foot rock outcrop. This cliff, reached by scenic trails, affords a view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County.

More information about the park can be found here.

There is no official carpool for this event, but all attendees are highly encouraged to contact their fellow members to arrange their own carpool(s). Please note there is a parking fee of $2 for state residents.

Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Hiking Boots
- Lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bathing suit and towel
- Bug spray
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take I-695 to I-95 North (Exit 33B). Go 11 miles to Exit 77B, MD24 north toward Bel Air, and continue through the towns of Bel Air, Rock Spring, and Forest Hill. After 13.4 miles on MD24, you'll see a sign for Rocks State Park; continue another half-mile, and you'll see signs pointing to the park office on the left. There are trail maps and directions to the waterfall portion of the hike at the park office.


I-95, or US 40 Pulaski Hwy to MD 24 N to Rocks Pass through Bel Air, Forest Hill, until you see signs for the park. The park entrance is on the left.

3318 Rocks Chrome Road, Jarrettsville is the Park Office address.

Parking fee: Weekends and Holidays March-October $2/person; out-of-state residents $3/person.
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