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    • Bluemont, Virginia

      Hike to Bears Den Overlook

      4.4
      1.31 mi / 164 ft gain
      Bears Den is a collection of rocks and boulders that overlooks the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, just off the Appalachian Trail. You have two options to access this overlook: park at the bottom of the mountain and hike up to the overlook via the trail, or drive to the top and access the...
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    • Bluemont, Virginia

      Hike to Hollow Brook Falls

      4.3
      2 mi / 300 ft gain
      This hike will start on the Appalachian Trail and will take you to a beautiful set of falls.  When you arrive at the location you will see numerous spots along the side of the road to park. You'll need to look for the white blaze for the Appalachian Trail (it will head up from the parking area). ...
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    • Sabillasville, Maryland

      Hike to High Rock on the Appalachian Trail

      4.0
      6 mi / 2000 ft gain
      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 accommodate a crowd.  The first half mile or so of this...
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    • Sabillasville, Maryland

      Camp at the Adirondack Shelters in Catoctin Mountain Park

      5.0
      4 mi / 1200 ft gain
      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 additional backpacking options, right? Of course, there are...
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    • Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

      Rock Climb at White Rocks

      White Rocks, a segment of the slightly larger Pond Bank area, is a single pitch top rope or traditional climbing area. To get there, follow 30 until you are a few miles west of Caledonia State park and reach an intersection of 997. You can then head south on 997 until you reach White Rock Road.  ...
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    • Boyce, Virginia

      Trail Run the AT in the G.R. Thompson

      7 mi / 900 ft gain
      Take Fire Trail Road and start your run at the parking area (labeled in the map). The trail puts you directly onto the AT, where you will turn right (southbound) to start the run (or hike). You'll stay on the AT for roughly 3.5 miles down to the Trillium Trail Parking area. At that point, turn ar...
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    • Smithsburg, Maryland

      Hike to Cunningham Falls

      4.2
      2.8 mi
      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 platform. To lengthen the adventure, Hunting Creek...
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    • Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

      Camp at Sky Meadows State Park

      5.0
      2 mi
      Camping at Sky Meadows State Park is a great location to backpack with young kids or if you are new to backpacking. The campground has 18 primitive walk-in campsites located 1.03 miles from the overnight parking lot at the park entrance. Reservations can be made online. After checking-in and park...
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    • Marshall, Virginia

      Hike to the Piedmont Overlook

      5.0
      0.61 mi / 400 ft gain
      In just a .61 mile trail, Piedmont Overlook has so much to offer in terms of views and although it is fairly steep, anyone can do it!  After arriving at Sky Meadows State Park start heading up to the white park office building, this is where the trail begins. To get to the trail head follow Bosto...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike the Old Misery Trail to Cat Rock

      3.0
      4.5 mi / 500 ft gain
      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 street from this parking lot; there is a sign letti...
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    • Markleton, Pennsylvania

      Cross-Country Ski at Laurel Ridge State Park

      Laurel Ridge Cross-Country Ski Center is a great place to try cross-country skiing! The ski center maintains and grooms 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails through Laurel Ridge State Park.  You can rent skis from the rental center onsite. As of January 2021, they do not take reservations f...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike the Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail

      4.5
      8.6 mi / 1696 ft gain
      This 8.6 mile loop trail in Catoctin Mountain Park is good for both hikers and trail runners. This loop is the larger loop in the park, comprised of Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge Summit, Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, and Chimney Rock. The trail gets a moderate rating because it's mostly roc...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike Catoctin Mountain

      4.5
      8.4 mi / 1370 ft gain
      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 crowds. To start, take the right trail towards th...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike Chimney Rock at Catoctin Mountain Park

      4.2
      5 mi / 600 ft gain
      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 Rock. Highly recommend visiting in the fall, and on w...
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