Kilgore Falls in Rock State Park
My first time in Kilgore falls was quite the experience. I had no idea this little hidden treasure was in my county. I wanted to go back, but I just couldn’t seem to find the time to go! I finally woke up one day and told my fiancé to put on some swimming trunks and pack our dog's (Diezel) life vest! He was so confused and excited! I packed our bags with a change of clothes, towels, plenty of water and snacks, and started making our way there! PS: Directions are at the bottom of the page!!
We couldn't help but put our windows down and enjoy the nice weather while listening to music. It was such a great drive with beautiful scenery.
We make it to the stream and start crossing the stepping-stones. At this point we can already hear the waterfall, and we are super excited!
Once we made it across, we turned right, then walked a few seconds and finally made it to this hidden treasure!
*Interesting fact: Kilgore falls was featured in the Disney movie Tuck Everlasting*
I would definitely recommend this to a family with kids. It is a super easy hike and very piqturesque! Once you reach the stepping stones you will notice the stream is shallow enough for kids to play in! Keep in mind this is a public area so early morning and off-peak hours would be a great time to enjoy some quite time! Other than that, it is a beautiful place to go with your family or on your own, and it is pet friendly as well!
1026 Falling Branch Rd
Pylesville, MD 21132
Directions: Located 5 miles North of Rock State Park
Route 24 through Rock State Park
Left on St. Mary’s Rd.
Right on Falling Branch Rd.
Parking on the right
Continue on trail, reach wooden boardwalk
In .25 miles trail splits, make a left
Reach stream, cross stepping-stones
After crossing, turn right at trail intersection
In .3 miles reach destination