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Gambrill State Park, Frederick

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  • If you like to hike this place has several 2 and 3 mile loops you will enjoy. The paths are well marked and there are some nice hills to enjoy. Be sure to stop at the lookouts before you leave to see ...  more »
  • My wife and I make it a point to hike every weekend. Last weekend, we visited Gambrills State Park after seeing some great trail reviews on an app. The park is not crowded, well organized, and easy to...  more »
  • Gambrill is not a bad park for a local hike, although many of the trails are relatively non-descript. There is plenty of parking and good signage. The green and blue trails are not bad; the yellow is ...  more »
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  • We enjoyed our weekend here. It is a very typical MD state park campground. There are a few electric sites, no water hookup sites. Not a huge problem, just fill the fresh tank when you arrive and set up camp. The firewood was affordable and there was plenty of small sticks in the woods near the campsite to use for kindling. The playground consisted of a swingset, but our boys were fine just playing in the grass next to our site. This park would probably get more use if more of the sites had electric hookups or water hookups.
  • Great place to get away from the city. Lots of trails from beginner to expert. I went off the beaten path just for kicks and never felt that i was in any danger. The park does intersect some private property so you might accidentally intrude on a house.
  • In the summer you will be hearing a lot of noise from the lake on your hikes. I loved this park when I was a kid.
  • Easy trails. Not many people on the trails (holiday weekend). The views are probably the best when the leaves fall. 3 stars as there is a road cutting through the summit. Takes away from the reason why one would hike. Highway noise carries to the summit. Also, smokers everywhere...ugh! We noticed you need a real mountain bike, if you're going to bike a trail, as the rocks are often loose with sharp edges.
  • An easy place to visit. Mountain oasis so near Frederick. Beautiful views, relaxing.

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