Gunpowder Falls State Park: Sweet Air Area

With 1,250 acres, the Sweet Air Area is one of Mountain LaurelGunpowder’s largest enclaves. Straddling the Little Gunpowder Falls, which makes up the border between Harford and Baltimore Counties, this area includes 18-miles of trails.

Please be respectful to others and take your trash with you.

Alcohol is not permitted.


The Sweet Air Area is open sunrise to sunset.


Hikers are welcome on all of Sweet Air’s 18 miles of trails. Mountain bikers and horseback riders are also welcome, except on the Cody Jean and Red Dot Trails. A park map of the area is currently out of stock.


The Little Gunpowder Falls contains many species of fish, including small mouth bass and bluegill. Anglers 16 years-of-age and older must possess a Maryland Non-Tidal Fishing License. For more information, visit the Maryland DNR Fisheries website.


Pets on leashes are welcome.