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AT: WEVERTON PARKING LOT TO GATHLAND – 13H

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

Join us on this 13 mile out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail. Starting at Weverton Parking Lot, this trek immediately climbs 800 feet, past the cliffs, before ‘smooth sailing’ to Gathland for lunch. On the return, we will stop at the cliffs, for a restful view and breadth of late Spring air, before descending to […]

PVSP: ORANGE GROVE / AVALON PERIMETER – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Steve Kempler

Join us on this ~9 mile circuit hike around Orange Grove and Avalon Areas. After meeting at Rockburn Branch Park, we cross over to Patapsco Valley State Park to start our loop, crossing Cascade Creek before heading downhill. We will pass Cascade Falls and take the Ridge Trail and adjacent trails to find our way […]

AT: SOUTH MOUNTAIN INN TO GATHLAND SP – 14H

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

Join us on this 14 mile out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail. Starting at the South Mountain Inn, this trek crosses over Lambs Knoll before descending to Gathland SP for lunch. Then we return. Total climb: ~2000 feet. No stream crossings. Our pace while hiking will be 2.25 (on steeper hills) –3.0 mph. When signing […]

AT: WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK TO THE ROCKS: ANNAPOLIS AND BLACK – 12H

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

Last Wednesday of the year hike: Join us on this 12 mile out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail. Starting at Washington Monument SP, this trek crosses I-70 before ascending to Annapolis Rock, and then on to Black Rock for lunch. Total climb: ~1900 feet, including a 1 mile, 500 foot slope. No stream crossings. Our […]

PVSP ORANGE GROVE/AVALON PERIMETER MORNING HIKE – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Steve Kempler

Join us for one more hike in 2022, New Years Eve Day Morning! An ~9 mile circuit hike around Orange Grove and Avalon Areas. After meeting at Rockburn Branch Park, we cross over to PVSP to start our loop, crossing Cascade Creek before heading downhill. We will pass Cascade Falls, stop for a snack near […]

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 […]