Appalachian Trail Section Hike Across Maryland (H.A.M. Part 2 of 4)
A Moderate 8 Miles
Wolfsville Rd to I-70
See the two facing vistas of Annapolis Rock and Black Rock. This AT section, mostly along the flat-topped South Mountain ridge is a and 8 mile trek. We will pass the Pine Knob Shelter, Hemlock Shelter, Annapolis Rock, Black Rock Cliffs, Caves, and sweeping views, and of course, the not to miss Devils Racecourse! At one point we will have Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia all visible.
Dates of Our Appalachian Trail Section Hike Across Maryland (H.A.M.) A Four Part Series of AT Section Hikes!
H.A.M. Part 1 of 4: April 20th - Pine Knob to Pen Mar County: A Mod. 9.4 Miles
H.A.M. Part 2 of 4: Todays Hike - Wolfsville Rd to 70: A Mod 8.3 Miles
H.A.M. Part 3 of 4: May 26th - Crampton Gap, Fox Gap, Turners Gap, and Old Washington Monument: A Mod. 12.2 Miles
H.A.M. Part 4 of 4: June 1st - Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry: A Mod. 10.2 Miles
Nearby City: Hagerstown
Length: 8.3 miles
Trail Type: Point-to-Point (we provide shuttle service)
Skill Level: Moderate
Trailhead Elev: 1,200 feet
Top Elev: 1,895 feet
Map We Use: PATC Md. #5
We hike rain or shine! Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.
Here are some suggestions for what to wear and what not to wear for our hikes.
There are 3 carpools for this hike!
Savage Station Carpool (South of Baltimore)
Click here for directions to Savage Station.
Baltimore I-70 Park and Ride @ Security Blvd
Click here for directions to the Park and Ride.
DC Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, meetup at the Centerville Park and Ride. Click here for informationand directions to the Centerville location.
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 the Trailhead. Due to lack of parking space it is highly recommended that you carpool for this hike.
Hike is at 9:00 a.m.
Carpool at Savage is 7:30 a.m.
Security Park and Ride Carpool is 7:45 a.m.
Carpool Time at Centerville is 7:30 a.m.
Optional Post Hike Lunch Information and Menu
We will have an optional hike lunch at Cozy Restaurant as they welcome hikers and have a fabulous buffet for a great price.
We have a guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back which helps insure that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then please find another group! We are very supportive and encouraging with no pressure on speed but focus on safety while leaving no trace.
Fido is Welcome on This Hike!
Let's have good times and see you on the trail!