Since starting Tubing-Maryland.com in 2011, we've tubed many different portions of the Gunpowder in Northern Baltimore County. From Masemore Rd (shallow water) to Parkton to Monkton To Lower Glencoe to Sparks.
Our two favorite spots on the GunPowder are Big Falls Rd to Monkton Rd (Monkton), which provides small, fun rapids and York Rd to Big Falls Rd(Parkton), which this post covers.
The cool things about tubing this portion of the Gunpowder in Parkton is....
As seen in Cham Green's map below, the NEAREST starting point and parking area address is 17912 York Rd, Parkton, MD 21120 (parking lot right next to bridge).
As noted, we have tubed this portion of the river many times and each time prior to June 29,2014 the river was clear of any tree obstructions. Unfortunately and due to recent flash floods there were at least four to five huge trees blocking the tubing trail. We had to exit and re-enter the river each time.
Again this has not been our experience over the past few years nor of fellow tubing enthusiast, Cham Green, whose review of this trail can be read on her blog. We're hopeful these trees will be cleared with our next line of flash floods!
First time tuber? Here are some tips...
Have you tubed here before? We'd love to hear your experience in the comment section.