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AT: GATHLAND STATE PARK TO WEVERTON CLIFFS – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Leise Ballou

This 11 mile out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail in Washington County replicates the club's first hike, done in 1934. The trail has many very rocky sections, a total ascent of about 1,500 feet, no stream crossings, and lunch at the overlook. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph.

CROMWELL VALLEY AND LOCH RAVEN – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Leise Ballou

Join us as we explore the trails in Cromwell Valley Park and the Loch Raven Watershed. This 11 mile hike is on mostly earthen trails, has several stream crossings and a total ascent of 1700 feet. We will have lunch overlooking the reservoir. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5-3 mph.

Catoctin Trail / Gambrill SP – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Leise Ballou

This is an out and back hike. We’ll start out on the green trail from the parking lot, hook up with the Catoctin trail and head to Hamburg Rd., returning solely on the Catoctin trail. Lunch will be pondside on the way back. There are hills (some steep), one stream crossing and a total ascent […]

AT: WOLFSVILLE RD TO RAVEN ROCK SHELTER – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Steve Kempler

An out and back along the Appalachian Trail for a total of 11 miles going north from Wolfsville Road (MD-17) to Raven Rock Shelter. Total elevation is about 2,400' with the longest climb of 600' over 0.8 miles. There are several rocky areas and one unbridged stream crossing. Our pace while hiking will average 2.5 […]