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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP, DAY 2: AT NEWFOUND GAP TO CHARLIES BUNION – 10.5M+

Hike Distance:
10.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Robert Llanso

Trip Overview 5-day hiking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. The trip consists of four hard hikes: Mt. Le Conte (April 22), AT Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion (April 23, this hike), Kephart Prong to Smokemont Loop (April 24), Transition Day (April 25), and Mt. Mitchell (April 26). Mt. Mitchell is […]

CARDEROCK / GREAT FALLS TRAILS – 13H

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

This 12-13 mile loop hike will begin at Carderock and follow a variety of trails (including Billy Goat A and C trails, the C&O Canal, and various wooded trails) in the Great Falls Area. The hike includes several very nice ridge views of the river from the Overlook Trail, and views of the falls from […]

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP, DAY 3: KEPHART PRONG TO SMOKEMONT LOOP – 11.5H

Hike Distance:
11.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Robert Llanso

Trip Overview 5-day hiking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. The trip consists of four hard hikes: Mt. Le Conte (April 22), AT Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion (April 23), Kephart Prong to Smokemont Loop (April 24, this hike), Transition Day (April 25), and Mt. Mitchell (April 26). Mt. Mitchell is […]

WOODSTOCK EAST, HOWARD COUNTY SIDE – 10M+

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Steve Kempler

Join us on this ~10 mile hike starting at the Woodstock Inn parking lot, and heading up the hill (East, down river) on a hike that meanders through the blooming Spring-time hillsides above the Patapsco River.  We’ll return on a leisurely walk along the river. Several rock-hopping stream crossings, including two that are a little […]

CROMWELL VALLEY PARK/ LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Janet Rohde

Hike mostly shaded trails in CVP and Loch Raven Reservoir. Several stream crossings and some hills. We will walk at a slow/moderate pace and stop for a lunch break along the way.

NORTHWEST PRETTYBOY: HOFFMANVILLE – 6M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Phil Lieske

We will hike the Gunpowder River upstream and later downstream from the traditional Hemlock Gorge section, but not the gorge itself. There will be views of beaver activity, remnants of the original Hoffman paper mill & other mills. We will hike fire roads, old mill roads, & single tracks where there are briars, stickers, rocks […]

MASSANUTTEN EAST – 12H

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

This is a one-way hike along the scenic Massanutten East ridge from its northern end to south of Veach Gap, using the Buzzard Rocks and Tuscarora trails. With good weather, we will have numerous spring-time views from the ridge. Total elevation gain is roughly 2800 feet. The hike will be led at a moderate pace, […]

MOUNT MITCHELL – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Robert Llanso

Trip Overview This hike is part of a 5-day hiking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. The trip consists of four hard hikes: Mt. Le Conte (April 22), AT Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion (April 23), Kephart Prong to Smokemont Loop (April 24), Transition Day (April 25), and Mt. Mitchell (April […]

GREENBRIAR STATE PARK – 11.0H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Starting at the parking lot above Greenbriar Lake, we will hike many of the trail loops within the park. The elevation gain is approx. 1500 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph. We will stop for lunch. Please indicate whether you plan to carpool or meet at the trailhead.

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 3E

Hike Distance:
3.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Young dogs, old dogs, wild and crazy dogs, shy dogs. Well – trained, not so well- trained dogs. Easy going or grouchy, big or little. We accept all dogs, and humans, of these descriptions. Once we start moving, WE ARE A PACK! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog. No dog? Well, […]

SOUTHERN FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST – 12H

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

This 11-12 mile hike starts at Hamburg Road and follows trails in the southern part of Frederick Municipal Forest (including the Volkswagen Trail) and in the northern part of Gambrill State Park. The hike includes two hard climbs of 700+ feet over a one-mile section of trail. Please indicate whether you plan to carpool or […]

AT: SOUTH MOUNTAIN INN TO BEAR SPRING CABIN – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Chuck Randall

We will hike South on the AT from the parking lot at South Mountain Inn, over Lambs Knoll and then about a half mile off the AT to the Bear Spring cabin for lunch. We will then return to the South Mountain Inn for a total of about 12 miles hiked. The parking can become […]

ROLAND PARK HISTORIC FOOTPATHS, 6 E-M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Debbie Jones

This city hike will combine nature treks with a walk through the historic neighborhood of Roland Park (not Lake Roland, but not far away), which features Olmsted-designed footpaths that wind their way between streets and houses. The terrain has many hills and some of the footpaths include very steep stairways. Also includes a hidden grotto […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: SHERVETTE’S CORNER-7/8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike will explore sections of Liberty Reservoir, both north and south of Liberty RD, in Carroll County. Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph. About 600 ft of elevation gain, some minor stream crossings, and lots of beautiful water views.

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD / BILLY YANK TRAIL – 10M

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Walt Miller

This hike is primarily on paved roads but does have some off-road trails and one easy stream crossing. We will visit many of the monuments (will climb a couple) and famous battlefield locations associated with the 2nd and 3rd days of the 3-day battle. Come learn about this 1863 battle that was a turning point […]

PVSP SOAPSTONE TRAIL – 9M

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

This 8-9 mile hike in the Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley State Park will follow the Soapstone Trail and adjacent trails, finishing around noon. There will be a snack break but no lunch stop. The hike has some moderate hills and stream crossings.

AT: SNICKERS GAP TO TURNOFF FOR BLACKBURN TRAIL CENTER – 14H

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

Join us on a fairly hilly hike on the Appalachian Trail that starts at Snickers Gap parking lot, and crisscrosses the Virginia/West Virginia line several times until we reach the turnoff for Blackburn Trail Center. We will eat lunch before retracing our step, seeing the trail from the opposite direction. A few minor stream crossings. […]

Stony Run – 5.5E

Hike Distance:
5.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Amy Huntoon

Beginning in Roland Park at Wyndhurst Station, 5 to 6 miles flat terrain walk along Stony Run stream through Wyman Park to Remington R House for a snack/lunch stop (rest rooms available) and then a stroll past the Baltimore Museum of Art through the Johns Hopkins campus back to Stony Run and Wyndhurst Station. Poles […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: MORGAN’S RUN LOOP – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Karen Ohlrich

A loop hike on the western end of Liberty Reservoir. A short highway walk to start, several moderate hill climbs by the water and in the woods, 2 stream crossings (poles would be most helpful for the stream that's 12 ft wide,) and plenty of water views as we loop back to the start. We’ll […]

ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK/PVSP – 11M/H

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

This 10-11 mile moderate-to-hard 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 has numerous moderate stream crossings and rolling hills. There will be about 1300 feet of ascent, and our pace while hiking will be about […]

GUNPOWDER FALLS PRETTYBOY DAM AND PANTHER BRANCH LOOPS – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Gwen Mahoney

Starting at Bunker Hill parking lot we will head upstream towards the Prettyboy Dam. We’ll take a short break to view the dam, then head up a connector trail to pick up the Highland Trail, looping back to the Gunpowder. Lunch will be at Bunker Hill picnic area. (Option at lunch to end hike early). […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: COOT PENINSULA – 10M+

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike in Carroll County is on fire roads and foot paths through wooded areas with lots of water views. Expect about 1000 ft of elevation change. There are no stream crossings. Our moving pace will be about 2.25-2.5 mph, but we will be stopping to admire and identify the spring ephemerals that we see.

Hammerman Gunpowder State Park Hike – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Deanna Phelps

Easy 5 hike on mostly flat trails. Some in woods and some paved. This is a waterfront park where those who want to walk less can have options. Park gate may not open until 10 but I have requested that be opened by 9:30. If it is not open before 10, just wait until they […]

PATUXENT RIVER STATE PARK AT RT. 97 – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Debbie Coble

Join us for this hike along the banks of the Patuxent River where it forms the border between Montgomery and Howard counties. The terrain is mostly rolling with only a couple of minor stream crossings. Most of the hike will be on maintained trails. Under 500ft of elevation. Leader: Debbie Coble preferred contact hkcharlie2000@msn.com cell […]

LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR, MERRYMAN TRAIL AREA – 7M+

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Want to get in a good morning workout and then go about your day? Are you a fan of fast hiking? Then this is the hike for you. We will hike for the entire time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere, maybe 2.8- 3.2 mph. on flat areas, slower on hills. […]

CARRIE WAY TO MAIN LINE; DANIELS DAM – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jon Hyman

From a Howard County residential neighborhood, the trail weaves down toward the Patapsco, and turns east and up through the hills to the south of the river past signs of long-gone communities, then down to Daniels Dam for a 20 minute lunch and then back along the river. Pace 2.5 mph. Some stream crossings, some […]

GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK AT JERUSALEM MILL – 4.5 E

Hike Distance:
4.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Susan Riddleberger

Hike a wooded loop very close to the Little Gunpowder Falls on mostly smooth trails, but there are a few rocky and rooted areas. You will have 1-2 stream crossings. Scenic short hike to the Jericho Rd covered bridge. Meet at 10am at visitor parking lot in the village.

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 3E

Hike Distance:
3.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Young dogs, old dogs, wild and crazy dogs, shy dogs. Well – trained, not so well- trained dogs. Easy going or grouchy, big or little. We accept all dogs, and humans, of these descriptions. Once we start moving, WE ARE A PACK! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog. No dog? Well, […]

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 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 follow some of the many trails that network this forest. While the route will vary from hike to hike, there will be several moderate climbs for a total ascent of about 1500 feet and several stream crossings. […]

MANOR AREA/VANDAL TRAIL LOOP – 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. There will be stops at White Rock Overlook and Mountain Dale Overlook, with a pleasant stretch along the Vandal Trail and Little Fishing Creek. Several […]

PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK ORANGE GROVE BIG TREE HIKE – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Marc Lipnick

This hike will begin at the Orange Grove parking lot. We will head up the Cascade Falls Trail, hop onto the Garretts Pass Trail, merge onto the Bloede Dam Trail before returning via the River Road Trail. Along the way, I will show you some of the Big Trees I measured there over the past […]

PVSP, GLEN ARTNEY AREA TO OELLA – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate

One way hike in Baltimore County through the Glen Artney, Hilton, and Grays Mill areas to Oella. The hike has numerous stream crossings and steep but relatively short climbs. There will be a short car shuttle.

BIG GUNPOWDER FALLS – SWEATHOUSE BRANCH – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jon Hyman

From Belair Road, we start along the Gunpowder looping east north of the river, then turn west along the river under Belair Road, and north through the wooded hills above the river with interesting mix of terrain. Several stream crossings with a number of small waterfalls, and less than 400 feet of elevation. There will […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 3E

Hike Distance:
3.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Young dogs, old dogs, wild and crazy dogs, shy dogs. Well – trained, not so well- trained dogs. Easy going or grouchy, big or little. We accept all dogs, and humans, of these descriptions. Once we start moving, WE ARE A PACK! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog. No dog? Well, […]

CALEDONIA STATE PARK – 11-12H – ANNIVERSARY HIKE

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

In May 1935, MCM led a 12-mile hike to view wild flowers in Caledonia State Park. The original description stated that the group hiked north on the A.T. and returned back on trails near the Chambersburg Reservoir. We will try to recreate that hike, going north on the Appalachian Trail, then using the Wigwam Trail […]

PVSP: START ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Brian Bare

This is a lollipop hike in Howard County from Rockburn Branch Park to Ilchester Road and back. There are a few minor stream crossings, some rocks, and about 1400 feet of elevation gain, and nice river views. Two crossings of Rockburn Branch use extended stepping stones and I myself require two hiking poles for balance. […]

OELLA -5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Marsha McLaughlin

Walk in historic Oella, along the Patapsco River and surrounding hills. The hike follows the roadway through much of this historic mill town, with a short stretch along the mill race paralleling the Patapsco River, later turning onto the Trolley Trail to reach Banneker Park, then back to the riverfront. Some elevation change and parts […]

PVSP- ELIZA DORSEY LANE – 7-8/M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kathy Lyon

This hike will take us in the direction of Daniels and then back on the Main Line Path by the river. Parts of this 7- 8 mile hike are hilly with some stream crossings. Other parts of the hike are flat on the Main Line Path by the river. The pace will be between 2.25 […]

LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR, MERRYMAN TRAIL AREA – 7M+

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Want to get in a good morning workout and then go about your day? Are you a fan of fast hiking? Then this is the hike for you. We will hike for the entire time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere, maybe 2.8- 3.2 mph. on flat areas, slower on hills. […]

PVSP: HOLLOFIELD AREA – 11.5H

Hike Distance:
11.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

This is a 11.5-mile hike on scenic trails in Hollofield & Daniels area of PVSP with an elevation gain of about 1400 feet. There are a few small stream crossings, and we will be passing Gary Memorial Church and the Daniels Dam along the way. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph.

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 3E

Hike Distance:
3.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Young dogs, old dogs, wild and crazy dogs, shy dogs. Well – trained, not so well- trained dogs. Easy going or grouchy, big or little. We accept all dogs, and humans, of these descriptions. Once we start moving, WE ARE A PACK! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog. No dog? Well, […]

US NATIONAL ARBORETUM – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Sydney Dy

https://www.usna.usda.gov. We will walk the full grounds and woods and visit pretty much all the areas that are open including azaleas, dogwoods, fern valley, conifers, magnolias, perennials, and Asian collections, and a short walk along the Anacostia. Flexible hike if you want to do fewer miles. Mild hills, paved and manicured trails. Save time at […]

PVSP MCKELDIN AREA – 8M

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

This hike will cover most of the trails in the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park

MICHAUX STATE FOREST – 12H

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

Join us as we traipse through miles of beautiful blooming mountain laurels. We will hike both the Rocky Knob trail and Beaver Trail. More details to come soon!

PROVIDENCE ROAD – LOCH RAVEN LOOP – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jon Hyman

Morning hike begins where Providence Road enters the Loch Raven watershed. We head through the hilly woods to the east past some secluded coves, then loop west along the water and back through the woods to Providence Road. About 600 feet of elevation. Pace 2.5 mph. There will be a 10 minute snack break. LEAVE: […]

PICNIC HIKE – PATAPSCO STATE PARK/PICKALL – 12.0H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

This hike will take in many of the trails in the Pickall Area of PVSP including the Pickall Trail, and the Mill Race Trail, and the Rockhaven Trail. There are a couple stream crossings and a total elevation gain of approx. 1000 feet. The hiking pace will be 2.5 to 3.0 mph. Plan for lunch […]

PVSP HILTON AREA – 11M/H

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

This moderate-to-hard 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 Train in the Avalon area. There are several moderate stream crossings and an estimated total ascent of 1200 feet.

GAMBRILL STATE PARK CIRCUIT VIA CATOCTIN TRAIL – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
John Barrett

This 12-mile loop starting from the Upper Parking Lot in Gambrills State Park and following the Catoctin Trail. After lunch near a pond, we will return via the Power Line and Yellow Poplar Trails. There will be about 1800 feet of ascent, including one 700-foot climb over 1.3 miles. When registering please indicate "Carpool" or […]

MT. CARMEL RD. GUNPOWDER LOOP 6-7M

Hike Distance:
6.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Trudy Pojman

Hike will descend the west side of the Mingo Fork trail loop to the Gunpowder River trail. We then head east past Bunker Hill Rd. and hike a loop on the Green trail. We will visit the substantial ruins of an old Mill. Ascent will be via the east branch of the Mingo Forks trail. […]

Loch Raven Reservoir -Glenn Ellen Trail – Sam`s Grave– 6 E

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Jim Foard

This is a scenic and relatively easy forest hike along the shore of the Loch Raven Reservoir. You’ll pass many awesome viewpoints where you can get great view of the water and forest of the Reservoir. Two easy stream crossings, hiking poles as desired. Lunch at the peninsula halfway point with awesome view of the […]

OREGON RIDGE – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Oregon Ridge offers wonderful hiking trails and wooded scenery near Hunt Valley. This hike will consist of a series of loops on a hilly course, with a total elevation gain of about 900 feet, as we take in all the marked trails in the park. There will be four stream crossings and a snack break […]

NORTH POINT STATE PARK – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Susan Riddleberger

Hike the flat trails of this historic and scenic wooded area along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. View the remains of the turn of the century amusement park such as the 1,000-foot Bayshore Pier, Trolley station and Fountain. While on the trails, you may see wildlife in their protected habitat. Waterproof footwear advised and […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 3E

Hike Distance:
3.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Ann Roberts

Young dogs, old dogs, wild and crazy dogs, shy dogs. Well – trained, not so well- trained dogs. Easy going or grouchy, big or little. We accept all dogs, and humans, of these descriptions. Once we start moving, WE ARE A PACK! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog. No dog? Well, […]

MARYLAND A.T.: WASHINGTON MONUMENT TO ROCKY RUN SHELTER – 9H

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

This hike starts at the parking lot in Washington Monument State Park. We will first hike north the short distance to the Monument to enjoy the view, then head south on the A.T. to the Rocky Run shelter for lunch. Then we will return north on the A.T. to the starting point. There are several […]

Harford Glen Environmental Center -4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Peggy Thomas

Hike the Harford Glen Environmental Center through wooded trails along Winters Run. Hike will include some hills and stream crossings.

WOODSTOCK TO DRIVER LOOP – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Betsy Stephenson

This 8 mile hike will loop around the trails from Woodstock to Driver Road and back. The trails have rolling hills with several small stream crossings. We will explore some old house ruins, have lunch across from McKeldin falls and the option to explore a small cave. Trail can be muddy in spots. Poles recommended. […]

LOCH RAVEN AREA – 10.0H

Hike Distance:
10.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Raymond Kirchner

Join us for a fast-paced hike on a meandering 10-mile hike in the Loch Raven watershed including the Morgan Mill trail, the Glen Ellen trail and the Sam’s Grave trail. We will also be crossing the Loch Raven Drive bridge. There are many vistas of the reservoir along the course. The elevation gain is approx. […]

PVSP CHEVROLET LOOP – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Jon Hyman

We start at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church on Old Court Road and follow the trail near the church past what was Woodstock College and down to the Patapsco. We then turn west and eventually loop around and back to the church. Some minor stream crossings, some rocky and muddy patches. Approx. 600 feet of elevation. […]

PVSP PICKALL AREA – 12H

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

This hike starts at Drexel Woods Drive in Baltimore County, hikes south of the Route 40 bridge, and then loops around on several trails before heading north again. We will climb to the Pickall pavilions area before looping back down to the river and returning to the starting point. The estimated ascent is 1500 feet, […]

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD – 12-15H *ANNIVERSARY HIKE*

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

This hike will repeat most of a hike carried out by MCM in May 1935. We will start on the Catoctin Trail’s Hamburg Road parking area and then use the Catoctin and Death March trails as well as other adjoining trails to hike to the White Rocks overlook and return. The hike has several long […]

Jones Falls Trail from Mount Washington to Cylburn – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Amy Huntoon

We will leave from the Whole Foods parking lot in Mount Washington (park near Amazing Glaze) and walk from there to the Jones Falls trail to Northwest Park on Rogers Ave in Mount Washington and then to Cylburn, where we will tour the mansion gardens and eat lunch/snack at the new education center. Then we […]

PATUXENT RIVER STATE PARK AT RT. 97 – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Debbie Coble

Join us for this hike along the banks of the Patuxent River where it forms the border between Montgomery and Howard counties. The terrain is rolling with only a couple of minor stream crossings with most of the hike is on maintained trails. Leader: Debbie Coble preferred contact hkcharlie2000@msn.com cell phone 443-415-1056 (day of hike […]

PA- POLE STEEPLE/BUCK RIDGE/BONG TRAIL LOOP – 13H

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

This loop hike begins at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in PA. We will hike on the A.T. to the Pole Steeple overlook, then hike up Buck Ridge on the Bong Trail and have lunch on the rocks, then return to the parking lot on the Buck Ridge trail. The total estimated ascent is 1900 […]