Welcome to the Mountain Club of Maryland

Our members lead hikes every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Other Club activities include backpacking, camping, canoe/kayak trips and trail work. Founded in 1934 to help build the Appalachian Trail, the Club is currently one of 31 clubs that maintain the AT for all to enjoy.  Members also support trail work in Patapsco Valley State Park.

A trail surrounded by grass and tall trees on either side

Upcoming Hikes

We hike year-round in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Some hikes and other outdoor activities reach into southern New Jersey and Delaware. Trips are rated by distance and difficulty, and are led by experienced leaders.

See below for a sample of three upcoming hikes.
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Upcoming Hikes

Tuesday
April 23, 2024 | 8:30AM
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP, DAY 2: AT NEWFOUND GAP TO CHARLIES BUNION – 10.5M+
10.5 Miles, Moderate Plus Difficulty
Hike Leader: Robert Llanso
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Wednesday
April 24, 2024 | 8:30AM
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP, DAY 3: KEPHART PRONG TO SMOKEMONT LOOP – 11.5H
11.5 Miles, Hard Difficulty
Hike Leader: Robert Llanso
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Wednesday
April 24, 2024 | 8:30AM
CARDEROCK / GREAT FALLS TRAILS – 13H
13.0 Miles, Hard Difficulty
Hike Leader: Bill Saunders
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