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Gambrill State Park

Frederick, MD 21702
+1 301-271-7574
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Great trails, mostly secluded. Go early!

My wife and I make it a point to hike every weekend. Last weekend, we visited Gambrills State Park... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Joseph M
Alexandria, Virginia
Hikers v Shaggers at Gambrill

Gambrill is not a bad park for a local hike, although many of the trails are relatively... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Eldersburg, Maryland
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Frederick, MD 21702
+1 301-271-7574
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

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 find parking. Several trails of varying difficulty...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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 the longest but it is also the least...More

3  Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This park has some great trails. The trails are for the most part away from the road so the sound pollution is minimal.

Thank filipo86
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

As a typical state campground, it's better than many, but the Kelly's as camp hosts make it wonderful. They keep an eye on things, and just run a very tight -- and tidy -- ship. They're not here long so don't know what it will...More

1  Thank Ella P
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to park for free go to the trailhead parking which is midway between the larger parking area. Also you need to get there early and park closely to the other cars. I got there just before ten and there were no legitimate...More

2  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We just spent two nights in the campground at Gambrill State Park. We stayed in one of the four rustic camper-cabins. They also have regular campsites for campers or tents. It's a pretty, woodsy campground with a well-maintained bath house. The main activity at Gambrill...More

2  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lots of short trails many branch off to others. We spent a few hours here. Enjoyed the overlooks for Frederick and Middletown. Easy to get to off the interstate.

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is place you want to go for a mountaintop high in the immediate vicinity. Gambrill has excellent walking trails and decent parking there are picnic facilities, and the views are pretty good depending on where you are in the park. The temperature will vary...More

Thank crabulous1
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful views of local area from high above. PIcnicing, geocaching. Quite a large park with trails.

Thank Machaut2
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We hiked several trails and saw few other people. Even in the winter it was a fantastic place to hike.

Thank RitaBlan
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Linda K
14 June 2016|
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Response from bj2kb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. I did a drive through the sites yesterday. #16 is one of the larger sites and is a pull through. Very nice. I don't drive an rv, but it looks like a 22 wouldn't be a problem