The Appalachian Trail crossing Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania features historic Civil War sights and panoramic views of mountains and valleys; trip leaders will 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. PA AT section #1: Snowy Mountain 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. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769 or www.howardcountymd.gov/trailhikes.
Long Gate Park & Ride at Long Gate Park & Ride
Howard County Goverment