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ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK/PVSP – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This morning hike will use trails in Rockburn Branch Park and the nearby Avalon section of Patapsco Valley State Park. The route will vary, but the hike typically involves rolling […]

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This loop hike will start at Hamburg Road parking area, hike north and then and then cross south of Hamburg Road in a long loop using many trails. We will […]

*CANCELED* – PVSP HOLLOFIELD AREA – 10H

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

*CANCELED 06/26/2022* This hike will leave from the Hollofield area of Patapsco Valley State Park and cover trails in the Hollofield / Daniels area.

PVSP HILTON / AVALON LOOP – 11H

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This loop hike in Patapsco Valley State Park will use trails in the Hilton area (including Santee Branch, Buzzard Rocks and Grist Mill Trails) plus the Ridge Trail and Cascade […]

CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

The 10-11 mile loop hike will begin at the Thurmont Vista parking area on Park Central Road in the Catoctin Mountain Park (CMP) and follow a long loop through the […]

CUNNINGHAM FALLS STATE PARK AREA – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This lollipop hike starts at the Manor Area parking area of Cunningham Falls State Park and follows the Catoctin Trail south into Cunningham Falls State Park and Frederick Municipal Forest. […]

SOUTHERN FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

SATURDAY -JULY 30 - ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED This hike starts at Hamburg Road and follows trails in the southern part of Frederick Municipal Forest (including the Volkswagen Trail) and in […]

PVSP MCKELDIN / NORTH WOODSTOCK AREA – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This hike starts at the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park, then hikes on trails between Woodstock Road and Marriotsville Road on the Howard County side of the river. […]

GAMBRILL STATE PARK – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

SATURDAY – AUGUST 13 – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED This hike will start from the Upper Parking Lot in Gambrills State Park and perform a loop using a combination of trails.

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This 10-11 mile loop hike in Frederick County will start on the Catoctin Trail’s Hamburg Road parking area and then follow some of the many trails that network this forest. […]

PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This 11-12-mile figure-eight hike starts at Drexel Woods Drive in Baltimore County and uses trails in the Pickall area, and also trails south of the Route 40 bridge. The estimated […]

BUCK RIDGE / VISTA TRAIL LOOP IN PA – 14H

Hike Distance:
14.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This loop hike begins at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in PA. We will use the Buck Ridge Trail to hike to Hammond’s Rock Overlook for lunch, descend on the […]

PVSP HILTON AREA – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This loop hike in Patapsco Valley State Park will use trails in the Hilton area including the Santee Branch, Buzzard Rocks and Grist Mill Trails. There are several moderate stream […]

ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK/PVSP AVALON AREA – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This 9+ mile loop hike will begin on trails in Rockburn Branch Park and then quickly cross over to the nearby Avalon section of Patapsco Valley State Park. The hike […]

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This loop hike in Frederick County will start on the Catoctin Trail’s Hamburg Road parking area and then use the Catoctin Trail and the Death March Trail as well as […]

CALEDONIA STATE PARK: A.T. AND WIGWAM TRAIL – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This loop hike will begin in Caledonia State Park, PA and hike along the Appalachian Trail, Locust Gap Trail, and Wigwam Trail in Michaux State Forest. We will pass the […]

PVSP SOAPSTONE TRAIL – 8 M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 2 – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED This 7-8 mile hike in the Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley State Park will follow the Soapstone Trail and adjacent trails, […]

PATUXENT RIVER PARK / JUG BAY – 14H

Hike Distance:
14.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

WEDNESDAY – – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED This 13-14-mile loop hike will use trails in the Jug Bay Natural Resources Area of Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro. Much of the […]

SAND FLATS HIKE – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 9 – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED This loop hike will follow numerous trails in the northern part of Frederick Municipal Forest, including part of the Salamander Rock Trail. […]

CUNNINGHAM FALLS SP/FREDERICK MUN FOREST – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This 12-mile hike will start at the Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. We will follow the Catoctin Trail south for several miles, stop at the White Rock overlook, […]

GREENBRIAR STATE PARK – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 30 – GREENBRIAR STATE PARK – 11H ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED This 10-11 mile hike will start from the parking lot above the lake in Greenbriar State Park […]