Antietam is an easy to moderate 8 mile hike around this sacred battle field. We travel up rolling fields, along a stream, and among gorgeous farmlands in addition to seeing various monuments along way.
This is a new hike for this group and we just hiked this yesterday, September 14, to get a feel for it and scope the varying trails. I have also added some pics from our hike to give you an idea of what we will encounter.
This is approximately a 3 hour hike and it takes 1 hour to get to Antietam from Baltimore.
There is a $6 charge for cars to park at the visitors center.
Please wear long pants as we may be hiking through some long grass, plenty of water, comfortable shoes, and some snacks. We will stop along the stream to eat our lunch. :)
The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
If anyone wants to carpool please meet at the I-70 Park and Ride at 8:30.
Directions are located here:
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