The Appalachian Trail crossing Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania features historic Civil War sights and panoramic views of mountains and valleys. Trip leaders interpret points of interest. All sections are generally between 6 and 9 miles (Hike leaders keep a moderate pace). Earn a certificate and patch by hiking each of the seven sections in the Maryland Appalachian Trail series at least once within a 3-year period. Earn a 100-mile certificate and patch by hiking additional miles on the Pennsylvania and Virginia sections of the Appalachian Trail. Registration: 410-313-7275. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.
Pennsylvania AT Sec #1: Snowy Mtn Rd to Rte. 16: Hike south from Snowy Mountain Rd over two climbs and two descents to State Rd. 16. Relax and eat your lunch at the Old Forge Picnic Area. Moderate terrain: 9.5 miles.
Under 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Participants should be in good shape, have good balance and depth perception to be able to hike two miles over rocky hills without a break and the ability to complete the distance indicated. For more information visit howardcountymd.gov/trailhikes or contact Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.
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