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Baltimore county, Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     5 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maryland you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls section of Little Falls in Maryland is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors
    will make you glad you came. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The natural beauty of Baltimore County and the
sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The put-in is not too far from York-Hanover, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
A short trip to Camp Alkor Spring is always
worthwhile, and lots of people from Parkton come here. Summertime highs at Little Falls mostly tend to be in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows drop down to the 60's. Highs during the wintertime are mostly in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Little Falls are in the 20's. Little Falls gets a common amount of precipitation. Through the month of May you get the most rain around here, and February is when it's the driest.

Little Falls, Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Little Falls.
 Whitewater Near Little Falls:
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Falls Road to Phoenix)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 12 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 14 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Winters Run, Harford County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
 Ski Areas Near Little Falls:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 98 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Little Falls:
Center Dock Marina, Baltimore , 18 miles away
Harborview Marina & Yacht Club, Baltimore , 18 miles away
Henderson's Wharf Marina, Baltimore , 18 miles away
Harborview Marina, Baltimore , 18 miles away
Middle Branch Marina, Baltimore , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Falls:
Embassy Suites By Hilton Baltimore Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Courtyard Baltimore Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Hunt Valley Inn A Wyndham Grand, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HUNT VALLEY, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Falls:
Morris Meadows Recreation Farm, Freeland, 6 miles away
No Bones About It, Stewartstown, 9 miles away
Maryland State Fairground, Lutherville Timonium, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Falls:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 37 miles away
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 48 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 15 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 16 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Falls:
Greystone Golf Course, White Hall , 3 miles away
Hunt Valley Blue Golf Course, Phoenix , 6 miles away
Hunt Valley Golf Club, Phoenix , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Falls
Lake Redman, York , 16 miles away
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 16 miles away
North Carroll Community Pond, Carroll , 16 miles away

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