Appalachian Trail Section Hike Accross Maryland (H.A.M. Part 2 of 4) 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 ~8.3 mile trip starting at Wolfsville Rd. (MD17) and ending at I70. Part 2 of our AT hike will pass the Pine Knob Shelter, Hemlock Shelter, Annapolis Rock, Black Rock Cliffs, Caves, and sweeping views. 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: May 22 - Pine Knob to Pen Mar County
H.A.M. Part 2 of 4: June 12 - Wolfsville Rd to 70
H.A.M. Part 3 of 4: June 26 - Crampton Gap, Fox Gap,Turners Gap ( Click Here to RSVP Now)
H.A.M. Part 4 of 4: July 10 - Cramptons Gap to Harpers Ferry ( Click Here to RSVP Now)
Nearby City: Hagerstown
Length: 8.3 miles
Pace Moderate: approx 2.5 MPH
Social History Features: Site of historic Black Rock Hotel; Pen Mar County Park; Mason-Dixon Line which is marked by a sign on the trail.
Trail Type: Point-to-Point (we provide shuttle service)
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.5 hours
Trailhead Elev: 1,200 feet
Top Elev: 1,895 feet
Map We Use: PATC Md. #5
Direction: N to S
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!
Baltimore Area Carpools
Savage Station Carpool (South of Baltimore)
Click here for directions to Savage Station.
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 information and 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. I will ask for a show of hands of who wants to join us there for a bite mid-way thru the hike and contact them with how many will be attending the lunch so you can decide on the trail.
We have a guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then 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!
Jim Wetzel: [masked]
Sandy Balliet: [masked]