George Washington National Forest: Pond Run and Halfmoon Lookout: A Strenuous 13.9 Mile Hike!
"From its start on Waites Run, this circuit climbs some 1300+ feet at times on a steep and rough footway, for 2.5 miles along Pond Run, then takes a side trip to an old fire tower site on Halfmoon Lookout. We will also trek along Racer Camp Hollow and Wilson Cove taking the Tuscarora Trail to a saddle between Sugar Knob and Little North Mountain. The trail is steep and rough at times so this is only for experienced hikers.
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wardensville
Length: 13.8 total miles
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level: Strenuous
Duration: About 6.5-7 hours
Elevation: 2500 feet
Local Contacts: George Washington National Forest (Lee Ranger District)
Note to Leaders:Use PATC Map F and Hike 10 from "Circuit Hikes in VA, WV, MD, and PA" for this hike. Contact Kellie if you do not have these and she will get them to you.
We hike rain or shine! Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.
There are 3 carpools for this hike!
Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore metro area, you can arrange to meet at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station. Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.
Annapolis Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the Annapolis area , you can arrange to meet at the Harbour Center Mall Starbucks. Click here for Annapolis carpool directions for getting to the carpool location. Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.
DC Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, you can arrange to meet at the Centerville Park and Ride. Click here for informationand directions to the Centerville location. Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Trailhead
Click here for directions to where we meet for this hike
Hike Meetup Time is at 10:00 a.m.
Carpool meetup time at Savage is 7:30 a.m.
Annapolis carpool time is 7:15 a.m.
Carpool meetup time at Centerville is 8:00 a.m.
Fido is Welcome on this Hike only with prior approval from the hike leader due to hike difficulty for dogs.
Let's have good times and see you on the trail!