February 23, 2014
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
Great place to go for a hike and beautiful scenery any time of year. I went as photo trip but decided to go hiking with Nikki and Johchine. This is my third trip to park.
Rocks State Park
The first land purchases for what is now Rocks State Park began in 1951. Originally slated to be Deer Creek State Park, these were the first land purchases made by the State of Maryland for the express purpose of creating a park.
Rocks State Park has 855 acres of dense forests and massive boulders rising above Deer Creek. The King and Queen Seat, once a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indians, is a natural 190 foot rock outcrop. This cliff, reached by scenic trails, affords a view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County. Also preserved on park property are many structural remains from the days when the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad wound its way through Rocks, helping the farms and quarries of Northern Harford County to prosper.