Gunpowder Falls - 3 - Falls Road to Phoenix

Gunpowder Falls, Maryland, US


3 - Falls Road to Phoenix

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 15 Miles

Gunpowder @ York Road (MD-45)

Gunpowder @ York Road (MD-45)
Photo by [ c h r i s d o y l e ] taken 05/23/08 @ 2.15ft

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01581920 88 - 1000 cfs I-II 00h44m 36.7 cfs (too low)

River Description

Tom Resch shared:

Paddled from Masemore Road to Blue Mount Road on May 10, 2004. Level was right around 2'. Lots of dead wood down but everything was passable. Thanks to the kind soul or souls who cleared paths through the strainers that previously had to be portaged. For those who have never paddled this stretch, it's a very scenic PN run...most of your trouble will come from the dead wood but anyone with good boat control should have no problems. Quarry Rapid, at the end of the run, will delight the novice paddler.

Buddy H posted, on the Monocacy Canoe Club Message Board:
The York Road Bunker Hill access to the Gunpowder is changing. They have cleared an area uphill from the river and old parking lot. This will become a new parking lot while the old lot by the brige abutment will become a no parking area used for dropping off and picking up. During the construction phase access from York road is severely restricted and may even be closed. Not sure what their plans for the north side access area of Bunker Hill are.

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Last Updated: 2017-06-06 21:10:55


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