I finished the 42-mile AT-MD a few times from Penmar to Harpers Ferry (N to S). The wholle 42 miles were devided into 4 sections from N. Among 4 , this 6.7-mile trail is part of the last 4th section and easier compared to sections 1 and 3. If you climb up from the parking lot to the park (S to N), there is 0.9 mile uphill. There are some ups/downs, but since we are going down the hill, I can change to "moderate." Everybody has a different opinion.
This section does not a have a place to stop in the middle. Once you start, you need to finish it.
0 · December 7
The hiking distance is 6.7 miles.
For the 42-mile AT-MD, this is one of easy sections with gentle/moderate slopes. The reason we do from N to S is for the 0.9 mile down hill from the cliff to the parking lot at the end. After taking a break for the nice view, it is better to climb down than up.
0 · December 5
No cash for the shuttle, no entrance fee to the park.
This is a one way hike from North to South which is easier for this section. We will shuttle to the park by the minimum number of cars to transport all participants.
The latest weather forecast shows 62 degrees with possible couple of showers which sounds a good day to hike.
Wear bright color vast and hat for the hunting season. Hunting is not permitted within the corridor, but there are adjacent private lands.
See you there.
1 · December 5