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OREGON RIDGE – 6M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Tirzah Rom

Hike the hilly trails of Oregon Ridge park. There will be a few stream crossings. Muddy trails likely. Hiking poles recommended. Snack break at halfway. Pace 2.5 mph

YORK, PA: LAKE REDMAN HIKE – 11 H

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

This 10-11 mile hikes is on trails in the woods near Lake Redman in the York, PA watershed, with some hills and occasional views of the lake.  We will hike […]

Canceled LIBERTY RESERVOIR: QUARRY TRAIL & MORE – 9M

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

This hike is a mixture of fire roads and single track foot paths that includes trails along the shoreline south of Liberty Road and the south side of Liberty Dam, […]

HASHAWHA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Mike O’Connor

We will hike 8 miles at a moderate pace in this Carroll County Park. We will use Hashawha trails and adjoining Union Mills trails. Elevation gain is approximately 700 feet. […]

AT: Weverton Cliffs to Gathland State Park – 12.5H

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

This is an out and back along the Maryland AT.  Starting from the Weverton Cliffs Parking area we will hike North on the AT to Gathland State Park, have lunch […]

Gunpowder State Park/Hereford, Maryland – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Mike Serdehely

Join us for a seven-mile hike starting at 10 am at the trail head at route 45 (York road). We will travel west along the Gunpowder “North” trail crossing over […]

RED RUN PARK/SOLDIER’S DELIGHT HIKE – 7.5M

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

This “lollipop” hike begins on what used to be Dolfield Road and wanders through a quiet valley surrounded by development. We eventually enter Soldiers Delight, take a loop trail through […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

PVSP HILTON AREA – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Leader:
Bill Saunders

This hike in Patapsco Valley State Park will use trail in the Hilton area including Santee Branch, Buzzard Rocks and Grist Mill Trails. Several moderate stream crossings (consider bringing hiking […]

THURSTON GRIGGS TRAIL TO COWALL SHELTER – 11H

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

This is an 11 mile out-and-back hike in Frederick County. This hike celebrates the Thurston Griggs Trail (TGT), named in honor of one of our illustrious Club members and two-time […]

Prettyboy Reservoir, CCC Trails – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Caryn Joachim

A 7.5 mile hike on the west side of Prettyboy Reservoir on fireroads and trails that were actually built by the Civil Conservation Corps (President Roosevelt). These trails are some […]

Hammerman Gunpowder State Park Hike – 5E

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

Hammerman Gunpowder State Park, 7200 Graces Quarters Rd., Middle River, MD 21020 Easy 5 hike on mostly flat trails. Some in woods and some paved. This is a waterfront park […]

LAKE ROLAND – 6M

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

Lake, dam and marsh views and a bit of Baltimore history; we will see water and other birds and creatures, mostly forest and the serpentine restoration area. Some is flat, […]

GUNPOWDER NORTH – 7M OR 13H

Hike Leader:
Kim Considine

These are two out and back hikes from the Bunker Hill Parking lot. You can do one or both! 1st loop: Hike out to the Panther Branch trail and take […]

PVSP Avalon Area: 9-10 Mile M/H Hike

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

This moderate-to-hard hike loop hike will cover a distance of 9-10-miles on trails in the Avalon area of Patapsco State Park.

Southern Frederick Municipal Forest Trails – 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 […]

Loch Raven Reservoir Trail – 4.5 E

Hike Distance:
4.5 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 […]

PVSP – Rockburn Branch Trail – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Rose Redd

Rockburn Branch Trail features 7.4 miles of trails that wind through scenic woodlands, freshwater marshes and stream valleys.  Some stream crossings.  LEADER:  Rose Redd

PVSP CHEVROLET LOOP – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 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 […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

PVSP: HENRYTON – 12 H

Hike Distance:
12.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Kathy Souders

This hike along the Patapsco River is in Howard County between Marriottsville Rd and Sykesville. We will visit the O'Neal family farm which is comprised of a stone house foundation, […]

Gunpowder West – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
John Eckard

Explore the area between Prettyboy Reservoir and I-83 via the Mingo Forks, Bunker Hill, Gunpowder South and Highland trails at a moderate pace, Route/mileage may vary with trail conditions. No […]

WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 22 – GWYNNS FALLS/LEAKIN PARK – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Jim Floyd

This approx. 5-mile circuitous hike goes through this Baltimore City woodland, starting from Leakin Park entrance parking lot (1920 Eagle Drive, 21207). Registration not required. Questions: Jim Floyd,  jimdorisarnold@yahoo.com

COMPTON PEAK – 13H

Hike Distance:
13.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Patty Williams

Note:  Start Time is TBD (not as indicated) This is an out and back hike on the AT in the northern section of Shenandoah National Park from Rt. 522 to […]

Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail Area – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
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 […]

Prettyboy Reservoir – Bollinger Trail Hike – 9M

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Caryn Joachim

Saturday, February 25, 2023: Prettyboy Reservoir – Bollinger Trail Hike – 9M Registration Required: Join us for a 10 mile hike in a remote area on the northeastern side of […]

MARYLAND A.T.: – PENMAR TO RAVEN ROCK – 11H

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

This hike will start from the PenMar Park parking lot and hike south on the A.T. to Raven Rock Shelter and return, with side trips to the High Rock overlock […]

GEORGES CREEK TO SHAMBERGER’S PENINSULA – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Caryn Joachim

Join us on this hike that will begin on the west side of Georges Creek at the Prettyboy Watershed. We will follow the Prettyboy Trail & hike up to Shamberger’s […]

PROVIDENCE RD 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 […]

Catoctin Mountain Park (West Side) – 7.5M

Hike Distance:
7.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Mike O’Connor

We will hike in the less-traveled west side of the park. We will start at Camp Round Meadow and follow the Browns Farm Trail, Owens Creek area trails, and the […]

PVSP WOODSTOCK AREA – 8M

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

This hike starts at the Woodstock Road parking area next to the bridge, then follows trails north of Woodstock Road on the Howard County side of PVSP. Total ascent will […]

BIG GUNPOWDER STATE PARK – MARCH 8 – 5E/M

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

Hike downstream along both sides of the Big Gunpowder, from Masemore Rd to York Road and back upstream. Hike is a mix of flat areas along the river, with steep […]

ROCKBURN PARK TO CASCADE FALLS – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Larry Freeman

Beginning at Rockburn Park we will hike to Hanging Bridge for lunch, and hike back passing Cascade Falls. Only 1 moderate stream crossing we will cross twice. Hiking poles will […]

Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail Area – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
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 […]

PVSP MCKELDIN AREA – 8.5M

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

The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park offers wonderful hiking trails and river views all within the park. This hike will consist of a meandering course on most of […]

PVSP OELLA-PICKALL AREA – 9M

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

This hike starts at Drexel Woods Drive in Baltimore County and hikes north to the Pickall pavilions area before looping back down to the river and returning to the starting […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

PVSP ST. JOHNSBURY RD TO PICKALL LOOP – 8M

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

We begin at the St. Johnsbury Road trailhead through the woods and down trails to the Patapsco. Travel along the river and the loop trail through the Pickall area and […]

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 […]

GLEN ELLEN TRAIL/LOCH RAVEN – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Stephen Weber

Robert Gilmor III built a three-story early Gothic Revival mansion in 1833 which was to resemble a Scottish castle. He named it Glen Ellen. The trail is named after this […]

CROMWELL VALLEY/LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR – 5E/M

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 […]

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9.0M

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

Join us on an 8.75-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: QUARRY TRAIL & MORE – 9M

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

This hike is a mixture of fire roads and single track foot paths that includes trails along the shoreline south of Liberty Road and the south side of Liberty Dam, […]

LITTLE GUNPOWDER FALLS/JESSE’S TRAIL – 5E

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

In and out hike along wooded trails, some along the falls and on Jesse's trail. We will leave from Harford Rd, cross Belair Rd and go a short distance toward […]

PVSP – WOODSTOCK – GRANITE QUARRY LOOP – 5.6M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Clare and Dave Hash

This 5.6-mile Baltimore County hike skirts the Granite Quarry area of the Patapsco Valley State Park. The hike is less demanding than the typical weekend hike since the distance is […]

Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail Area – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
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 […]

PVSP EAST OF OLD COURT RD – 8.5M

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

April Fools Hike starts at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church on Old Court Road following the trail past what was Woodstock College and down to the Patapsco, then turn east under […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK/PVSP – 9M

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

This 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 […]

OREGON RIDGE PARK – 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 […]

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST – 10M

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

This 9-10 loop hike will start at Hamburg Road parking area and hike various trails in the area. The estimated total ascent is 1100 feet and there will be several […]

CYLBURN ARBORETUM – 5E

Hike Distance:
5.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Sydney Dy

We will walk through the grounds and gardens and the trails through the woods, and a bit of Baltimore history. Some is flat, somewhat rocky/ hilly areas, should not be […]

PVSP, LOOP FROM AVALON – 8.5M

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Norm Engelberg

Hike from Avalon parking lot over Ridge Trail, then Morning Choice, then a blue trail to Landing Road, then down to Swinging Bridge area, finally, back along Ridge Trail. A […]

RED RUN PARK – SOLDIERS DELIGHT – 7.5M

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

This “lollipop” hike begins on what used to be Dolfield Road and wanders through a quiet valley surrounded by development. We eventually enter Soldiers Delight, take a loop trail through […]

BIG GUNPOWDER / BLUEBELL HIKE 5/E

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

Hike along both sides 0f the Big Gunpowder Falls off of Belair Rd in Kingsville to view the beautiful wild Virginia bluebells in bloom. It is mostly flat terrain with […]

PVSP MARRIOTSVILLE ROAD TO SYKESVILLE AREA – 13H

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

This 12-13 mile hike starts at the Marriotsville Road parking area next to the railroad tracks, then hikes north towards Sykesville using the HoCo / River Road Trail and various […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: MINERAL HILL TRAIL – 9.5M

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

This is an out and back hike along the northwestern side of Morgan Run at Liberty Reservoir, which primarily consists of fire roads and some single track trails and has […]

PVSP: MCKELDIN NORTH – 8M

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

Explore the Patapsco River South Branch on the Carroll County side from Sykesville to McKeldin. We will hike at a pace of about 2.5 mph along trails that are often […]

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 […]

Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail Area – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
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 […]

PVSP MCKELDIN AREA – 8.5M

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

The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park offers wonderful hiking trails and river views all within the park. This hike will consist of a meandering course on most of […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

GREENBRIAR STATE PARK – 10-11H

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

This hike will start from the parking lot above the lake in Greenbriar State Park and hike many of the trails in the park. There are several long climbs and […]

OREGON RIDGE – 6M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Tirzah Rom

Hike the hilly trails of Oregon Ridge park. There will be a few stream crossings. Muddy trails likely. Hiking poles recommended. Snack break at halfway. Pace 2.5 mph

RUINS OF MERRYMAN’S MILL/LOCH RAVEN -7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Stephen Weber

This is a loop in one of the prettiest sections of Loch Raven. The hike will feature views of the lake, a few minor stream crossings, and a few hills, […]

CROMWELL VALLEY – LOCH RAVEN – 8M

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

Our hike begins at the white farmhouse in Cromwell Valley State Park, weaves through the wooded hills into the Loch Raven Watershed. We will visit the upper dam and have […]

SPOOKS HILL TRAILS – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Caryn Joachim

A hike in a remote area on the southeast side of Prettyboy Reservoir. We will hike on an old horse & buggy road with stone foundations on both sides and […]

ROCKS STATE PARK – 6M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kim Considine

This is a loop hike of about 6 miles with around 800 ft. elevation gain. Note that the elevation gain may make this hike more challenging than many other moderate […]

LOCH RAVEN DAM – 9.0M

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

Join us on an 9.0-mile hike in the highland area of the Loch Raven watershed as we follow a zig-zag route to the back side of the dam. There are […]

LITTLE GUNPOWDER FALLS /JESSE’S TRAIL- 5E

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

In and out hike along wooded trails some along the falls and on Jesse’s trail. We will leave from Harford Rd, cross Belair Rd and go a short distance toward […]

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.

MASON-DIXON/OTTER CREEK TRAILS/UREY OVERLOOK – 6M

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kim Considine

Hike along Otter Creek and enjoy beautiful scenery with interesting rock formations. Hike up to Urey Overlook for a view of the Susquehanna River. Additional miles are an option on […]

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. Bring lunch. […]

PVSP – McKeldin – 7.5M

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

This hike has plenty of hills and water views. We'll cover about 7 miles with only minor stream crossings and approximately 900 ft. elevation gain. Bring water and lunch. LEAVE: […]

Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail Area – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
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 […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

PVSP HOLLOFIELD AREA – 10H

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

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

Loch Raven Reservoir Trail

Hike Distance:
4.5 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 […]

GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK – HEREFORD ZONE – 8M

Hike Distance:
8.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Stephen Weber

The hike will be 8 moderate miles along the Mingo Forks Trail to the Gunpowder South Trail. We will hike up to the Prettyboy Dam and return along the Highland […]

GUNPOWDER FALLS – SWEATHOUSE BRANCH – 7.5M

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

From Belair Road, we start along the Gunpowder looping east, then turn west along the river and, then north through the wooded hills above the river with interesting mix of […]

SOUTHERN FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST – 12H

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

This 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. […]

DANIELS AREA PATPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK – 4 E/M

Hike Distance:
4.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Marla Aron

Hike past Camel's Den cave, uphill to the Switch Plate Loop which has a few rocky patches and is hilly. Hike downhill to the Daniels trail along the river back […]

HILLTOP – PVSP – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Rose Redd

Meet at the new Hilltop parking area at 10 am. This will be a seven-mile moderate hike with 3 or more stream crossings. LEADER: Rose Redd, 443-935-7149; roseredd23@yahoo.com.

Loch Raven Reservoir, Merryman Trail Area – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
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 […]

LOCH RAVEN GLEN ELLEN – SAM’S GRAVE – 7M

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

This morning hike starts in the Lutherville/Timonium suburbs, goes through a wooded, slightly hilly section of the Loch Raven watershed and loops back along the water with many great views. […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

MA AND PA HERITAGE TRAIL – 6.5E

Hike Distance:
6.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Clare and Dave Hash

This hike will start at the northern trailhead in Belair, just behind Independent Brewing Company, and go south to Annie's Playground. The trail is mostly along stream valley open space […]

STONEY RUN WALKING PATH – 5.5 E

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

Beginning in Roland Park at Wyndhurst Station, walk along Stony Run stream through Wyman Park. Path is flat, but footing is uneven in some sections with roots and stones. We […]

Southern Shenandoah Backpack – 24H

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Steve Williams

This is a linear backpack using the AT and several side trails on the west side of the main ridge, with estimated daily mileages of 7, 8 and 9 miles, […]

AT: GATHLAND SP TO HARPERS FERRY – 12/ 14.4 / 20 S (FAST)

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Strenuous
Hike Leader:
Zach Coleman

This “1st Saturday of the Month” Appalachian Trail hike for HAM Has-beens and Wannabes offers an out-and-back, self-paced hike targeting a moving pace average (MPA) approaching 3.0 mph or better […]

Loch Raven/Morgan Mill Area – 7M

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

Enjoy this morning hike through the beautiful wooded areas of Loch Raven. Some flat areas, some rolling hills, some hills a bit steeper, but they are short climbs. Highest elevation […]

NORTHPOINT STATE PARK – 5E

Hike Distance:
4.5 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 […]

PVSP SOAPSTONE TRAIL – 8M

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

This 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 […]

NORTHPOINT STATE PARK – 5E

Hike Distance:
4.5 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 […]

SPRING VALLEY COUNTY PARK – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
John Eckard

Hike 7 miles at a moderate pace along the east branch of Codorus Creek and other trails. Closure of parts of 5 roads has expanded the trail system in this […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

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 use the Catoctin Trail and the Death March Trail as well as […]

LITTLE GUNPOWDER FALLS to Bottom Rd – 5.5 E/M

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

This is an out and back hike along Little Gunpowder Falls, with to a loop to the Waterfalls and view of two waterfalls. Some minor stream crossings and mostly flat […]

CROMWELL VALLEY PARK – 6/7M

Hike Distance:
6.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Mike Serdehely

Join us for a 6-to-7-mile hike at Cromwell Valley Park . We will hike along the Mine Bank trail to the area below the smaller Loch Raven dam where we […]

CARRIE WAY TO MAIN LINE, DANIEL’S DAM – 7.5M

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

The trail travels down toward the Patapsco, and turns east through the hills to the south of the river, then down to Daniels Dam for a 20 minute lunch and […]

PVSP OELLA-PICKALL AREA – 12H

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

This 11-12 mile hike starts at Drexel Woods Drive in Baltimore County and covers trails both south of the Route 40 bridge and in the Pickall area. The estimated ascent […]

MA AND PA TRAIL – 7M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Kim Considine

The MA PA trail is a crushed gravel/paved trail with some rolling hills through fields and woodlands surrounding the residential areas of Bel Air and Fallston. We will have the […]

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. 6

LAKE ROLAND – 8.5M

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

The trails in the Lake Roland area offer a local hike with a wide variety of scenery near the first dam and reservoir in Baltimore. This hike will consist of […]

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 […]

Loch Raven/Morgan Mill Area – 7M

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

Enjoy this morning hike through the beautiful wooded areas of Loch Raven. Some flat areas, some rolling hills, some hills a bit steeper, but they are short climbs. Highest elevation […]

🐶 Loch Raven WOOF! Hike – 4E

Hike Distance:
4.0 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 […]

OELLA -4.5E

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 […]