Distance: 13 miles Hike Time: ~7.5 hours Elevation Gain: 4,400 feet (Net gain of 1,640 feet) Route Summary This section is moderately challenging for the simple reason that there is a steep incline after crossing I-66 and US-522 with lots of switchbacks. The trail is fairly flat otherwise, with some gradual, hardly noticeable grades. The …
Distance: 12 miles Hike Time: 5.75 hours Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Summary This may be the most challenging section in Maryland. That's not saying much since Maryland is fairly flat. There are a few moderate climbs in this section, but the real challenge is the rocky terrain. The trail runs primarily along the West side …
Distance: 9.2 Miles Hike Time: 4 hours Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Starting off where we left off on our last Northbound hike of the AT, we continued toward the Washington Monument (not the one in Washington DC). The "original" Washington Monument was first built in 1827 and is located near Boonesboro, Maryland within Washington Monument …
11 Mile Section hike from Ashby Gap (US Route 50) to Trumbo Hollow (Interstate 66). It is not a very strenuous hike. There are two big climbs but otherwise the terrain is relatively flat. You will pass by two trail shelters and a few viewpoints located slightly off the trail.
Starting the Maryland section of the Appalachian Trail (NOBO)...well sort of. We skipped the first few miles along the C&O Canal and started at Weverton Cliffs along the ridge of South Mountain to Crampton Gap. 6.3 miles one-way.
The Roller Coaster is one of the most challenging sections of the AT. The terrain is as follows: climb, descend, repeat. You gain nearly a mile in elevation over the course of 12 miles on the roller coaster and finishing the section is a fulfilling accomplishment.
Day hike of the Southernmost section of PA on the AT. 7.6 miles from Old Forge to Pen Mar Park. Elevation gain of 1,900 feet.
Section hike from Keys Gap at the VA/WV border to Snickers Gap, VA. One AT shelter, three overlooks, and 13 miles of what you would expect on the AT.
Day hike from Harpers Ferry, WV to Keys Gap along the Appalachian Trail. 12 miles round-trip including Civil War remnants, a conversation with a thru-hiker, and some cool wildlife and plant specimens.
A hike at one of my favorite places on the Appalachian Trail. A 10 mile thru-hike around Smithsburg, MD to the Mason-Dixon Line.