Top Adventures in Hagerstown

  • Hike Thurston Griggs to Appalachian Trail to Black Rock

    Park on White Oak road to access the trailhead for this magnificent hike. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots--the trail is rocky at parts and there are streams to cross. Accessible February-November.

    3.4 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike to Annapolis Rock and Black Rock Cliff

    Hike along the Appalachian Trail as it passes through South Mountain State Park, taking you to a number of very scenic lookout spots.From the parking area, take the connector trail a short distance until you see blue blazes on the left – these wil...

    8 miles 840 ft gain

  • Hike to Devil's Racecourse on the Appalachian Trail

    Start your hike where the AT crosses Raven Rock Road (Maryland Route 491). This crossing is well-marked from both sides by large, yellow signs and blazed stakes. You will need to park on the side of the road, but the shoulder is wide and can accom...

    3 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike to High Rock on the Appalachian Trail

    Start your hike where the AT crosses Raven Rock Road (Maryland Route 491). This crossing is well-marked from both sides by large, yellow signs and blazed stakes. You will need to park on the side of the road, but the shoulder is wide and can accom...

    6 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Camp at the Adirondack Shelters in Catoctin Mountain Park

    For outdoor enthusiasts, Maryland is an ideal place to live. Between the mountains and the Bay--and the rivers, bike paths, and trails along the way--we couldn't ask for much more. But if we were feeling greedy, we would probably ask for additiona...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Cunningham Falls

    This 78-foot waterfall, among the largest in the state, is easily accessible by two short trails. Lower Trail (0.5 miles) leads directly to the falls, whereas Cliff Trail (0.75 miles) has slightly more difficult terrain and takes you to a viewing ...

    2.8 miles

  • Hike the Cunningham Falls Lower Trail

    Park in the Cunningham Falls parking lot off William Houck Drive. Just a short way away is the trailhead (see map). The trail is well-defined. The 1.2 mile loop is great for families and is dog-friendly. 

    1.2 miles 226 ft gain

  • Hike the Old Misery Trail to Cat Rock

    The best place to park is on Catoctin Hollow Road in the parking lot that's on the same side of the road as the lake. It's not a huge lot but we were here mid-summer around 10am and found a spot easily. The trail head is on the other side of the s...

    4.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail

    Park at the Cotoctin Mountain Visitor's Center off of Foxville road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is accessible March-November and is dog-friendly. 

    8.58 miles 1696 ft gain

  • Hike Catoctin Mountain

    Park at Catoctin Mountain Visitor Center. The hike starts at the end of the gravel parking lot across from the visitor center. This is definitely a popular hiking location, so come early on the weekends to guarantee a parking spot and to avoid the...

    8.4 miles 1370 ft gain

  • Hike Chimney Rock at Catoctin Mountain Park

    Chimney Rock is the quintessential breathtaking view that makes a hike worthwhile. By parking at the most northeast parking lot on the trail map you are able to include the sweeping views of Thurmont Vista, and Wolf Rock on your way to Chimney Roc...

    5 miles 600 ft gain

  • Climb at Schaffer Rocks

    Schaffer Rocks is a great little crag located in South Central Pennsylvania in Michaux State Forest. It is primarily a top roping location with routes ranging from 5.3-5.11. Building anchors is easy at this crag because you approach the crag from ...

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      Camp Misty Mount

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