Hike: MD AT#7 Weverton to Harpers Ferry
Dec 09 (Saturday)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Long Gate Park & Ride
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. 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. 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. Fee includes van or school bus transportation from the Park & Ride lot at the intersection of Rte. 100 and Long Gate Pkwy, Ellicott City. MD AT Section #7, Weverton to Harpers Ferry: Hike along the C&O Canal overlooking to the rapids of the Potomac, then stop for lunch below Maryland Heights at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Visit the site of John Brown's raid in historic Harpers Ferry and AT Headquarters. Flat terrain with an optional steep climb to Maryland Heights: 5.5 miles.
Under 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769 or www.howardcountymd.gov/trailhikes.
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Howard County Goverment