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PVSP HILTON AREA – 9M

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

This loop 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 […]

**CANCELED** SUGARLOAF – 12H

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

We will hike about 12 miles starting in the East View Parking lot and winding our way up and down and around on the various trails there on Sugarloaf Mt. […]

WOODSTOCK HIKE – 7M

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

An easy to Moderate hike along the river, with some stream crossings, This hike could be between 6 1/2 miles to 7 1/2 miles.

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 […]

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 […]

CYLBURN ARBORETUM DAFFODILS – 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 […]

🐶 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 […]

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST – 10M

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

This 9-10 mile 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 […]

LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR- MORGAN MILL TRAIL – 4.5 E

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

Loop through the Reservoir and walk along the shoreline enjoy the abundance of Pines and Big Tooth Aspens and of course, the Canada Geese.

ROCKBURN PARK TO SWINGING BRIDGE – 7.5M

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

We will hike at a leisurely pace of 2.25-2.5 miles from Rockburn Park to Patapsco Park. Take Morning Choice trail to Cascade Falls trail. We will pass Cascade Falls to […]

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 EAST OF OLD COURT ROAD – 9.5M+

Hike Distance:
9.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Jon Hyman

We begin 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 Old Court […]

PINEY RUN LAKE – 10M

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

This hike is a mixture of well-maintained trails on both sides of the lake and some single-track trails in between. There will be many water views along shoreline trails. There […]

HARPERS FERRY AND MARYLAND HEIGHTS – 9M+

Hike Distance:
9.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Brian Bare

This demanding hike in West Virginia and Maryland proceeds from the banks of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and climbs 1,000+ feet to the very peak of historic Maryland Heights […]

AT: HARPERS FERRY TO KEYS GAP – 11H

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

Hike 11.0 miles out and back on the Appalachian Trail from the south end of the US-340 Shenandoah River Bridge at Harpers Ferry to WV-9. Some rocky sections, about 1800 […]

Marshy Point Nature Center Hike – 5-E

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

All flat trails through woods. Wear hiking boots and bring sticks in case it’s “marshy”. Meet at 10 AM. Bring lunch for stop the trail. Come early to see the […]

ORANGE GROVE (SWINGING BRIDGE) MODERATE – 7M

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

This will be a moderate 7 mile hike with several stream crossings. Leaving from Swinging Bridge to Nuns Run, connecting to Santee trail to Vineyard Spring over to Lost Lake […]

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 […]

OREGON RIDGE-7M

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

We will hike up and down the hills of Oregon Ridge park. There will be a few stream crossings. Hiking poles are recommended. 15 min snack break at halfway. Pace: […]

🐶 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 […]

GAMBRILL STATE PARK – 11H

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

This loop hike will start from the Upper Parking Lot in Gambrills State Park and use several trails including the Catoctin Trail and the Yellow Poplar Trail. The estimated ascent […]

Signal Knob – 10.5M+

Hike Distance:
10.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
Hike Leader:
Steve Williams

This is a circuit hike in the Massanutten range in northern Virginia. With clear weather, we will have views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and rivers. Several rocky sections. Roughly […]

AVALON LOOP BOTH SIDES OF PATAPSCO – 8M

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

This is a nice hike along both sides of the Patapsco River near the Avalon Area. The hike will start at the Lost Lake parking lot and go up the […]

AT: PENMAR TO RAVEN ROCKS – 11H

Hike Distance:
11.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Larry Freeman

An out and back hike of a total of 11 miles going south from Pen Mar Park to Raven Rocks, with lunch on the rocks. Total elevation gain is 1,200' […]

LITTLE GUNPOWDER – BOTTOM RD TO PLEASANTVILLE RD -5.5E

Hike Distance:
5.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Bill Bauer

Hike along the Little Gunpowder River from Bottom Rd. to Pleasantville Rd. There are a few hills, some small stream crossings and large stretches of flat. This hike includes the […]

CROMWELL VALLEY / LOCH RAVEN – 8.5M+

Hike Distance:
8.5 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate Plus
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 pass by the upper and lower […]

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 […]

CROMWELL VALLEY – 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 […]

PVSP ST. JOHNSBURY RD TO PICKALL LOOP – 8M+

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

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

BROOKSIDE GARDENS AND WHEATON REGIONAL PARK – 6E

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

Wooded and paved trails, mostly flat, beautiful manicured gardens (including Aquatic Garden, Butterfly Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, and sculptures) and a nice pond and natural area in the […]

PVSP 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, hikes south of the Route 40 bridge, and then loops around on several trails before heading north again. We will […]

MANOR AREA / FREDERICK MUN FOREST – 12H

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

This 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, and […]

PVSP: GNOME VILLAGE HIKE – 10.5H

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

Join us for scenic views and a visit to the Gnome village as we hike trails in the Hilton Area of PVSP including the Santee Branch, Buzzard’s Rock, Forest Glen […]

UNION MILLS / HASHAWHA / BEAR BRANCH TRAILS – 10M

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

This circuit hike is a mixture of wide and single-track foot paths that includes trails along several streams. No significant stream crossings to speak of but some of the trails […]

ROLAND PARK HISTORIC FOOTPATHS – 6M

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

AT: PENMAR TO ANTIETAM CREEK VALLEY – 14H

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

An out-and-back hike along the Pennsylvania AT from Pen Mar Park north over Mount Dunlop to the Old Forge Picnic Area. Start by descending into Falls Creek Valley, cross the […]

SUSQUEHANNA STATE PARK BLUE BELL HIKE 5-6 E/M

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

Hike along the Susquehanna River, beginning at the Old Grist Mill through a path of natural bluebells. The hike continues to the Conowingo Dam for lunch and to view eagles.

GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK/HEREFORD – 7+M

Hike Distance:
7.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Carolyn Bauer

This hike has some hills and small stream crossings. It covers Mingo Forks, Bunker Hill, and Gunpowder South trails. The pace will be about 2 1/4 mph. LEADERS: Carolyn & […]

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 […]

PVSP AVALON-ORANGE GROVE-FOOT BRIDGES-7M+

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

This hike begins at the Avalon Area Orange Grove parking lot, follows the Cascade, and other trails weaving through the Howard County hills south of the Patapsco. We cross the […]

BIG GUNPOWDER FALLS/ BLUEBELL HIKE – 4E

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

Hike both sides of the Big Gunpowder Falls off of Belair Rd in Kingsville to view the beautiful Bluebell spring flowers in bloom. It is mostly flat terrain with a […]

🐶 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 […]

PVSP HOLLOFIELD AREA – 11H

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

This 10-11 mile hike will leave from the Hollofield area of Patapsco Valley State Park and cover trails in the Hollofield / Daniels area.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NP, DAY 1: MOUNT LE CONTE – 12H

Hike Distance:
12.0 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, this hike), AT Newfound […]

CARDEROCK / GREAT FALLS TRAILS – 13H

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

This 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

🐶 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HIKE ACROSS MARYLAND (HAM)

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Strenuous

Registration for the 2024 Hike Across Maryland (HAM) is now open! The HAM, which is conducted every two years, is a 41-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail across the entire […]

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 […]

LIBERTY RESERVOIR: COOT PENINSULA – 9M+

Hike Distance:
9.0 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

🐶 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

ANTIETAM KAYAK (9) / HIKE (6E) / CAMP WEEKEND

Hike Distance:
6.0 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Easy
Hike Leader:
Mary Moore

Friday - Arrive at Antietam Creek Campsite after 1pm, hike/walk/bike along Canal Path. Saturday - Kayak Antietam Creek - 9 miles – Class 1. Cost $50 day rental – Cash […]

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 […]

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, […]

🐶 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

🐶 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

🐶 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 […]

CUNNINGHAM FALLS TO CATOCTIN TRAIL NORTH END – 11H

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

This hike will start at the lake parking area near Cunningham Falls. We will hike to the falls and then north using the Catoctin and Horseshoe Trails, then return. 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.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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