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For more information on a trip listed below, call the trip leader, whose phone number is included with the trip description.

THE BASICS

  • All trips require advance registration unless otherwise specified. If weather is inclement, call leader to confirm that hike is still on.
  • The Hike Grading indicates the estimated length of the hike and difficulty. It is located after the date and name of the hike. The first character is the estimated miles. The second character is the estimated difficulty: (E) Easy, (M) Moderate, (H) Hard, and (S) Strenuous.
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ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

(A Fully Detailed Schedule Is Available To Paid-Up Members Who Are Logged In)

 

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 29 - CROMWELL VALLEY PARK, LOCH RAVEN RESEVOIR - 5M

Hike the trails of Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County with some hills & stream crossings. For more information, phone 443-562-0801 MW

WEDNESDAY- MARCH 29-GWYNNS FALLS/LEAKIN PARK-7M

This is an approx. 7-mile circuitous hike through the Balto. City woodlands. For more information, phone, 410-544-3952.

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 29 - PA AT/WHITE ROCKS TRAIL - 10H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike on trails in Pennsylvania maintained by MCM. We will start at the White Rocks Trailhead near Boiling Springs and hike through some moderate rock scrambles and interesting boulder formations to the Appalachian Trail, stopping at the White Rocks Overlook and Center Point Knob. Then we will hike south on the AT to Whiskey Springs Road with a brief visit to the Alec Kennedy Shelter; we will have lunch on the rocks of Little Rocky Ridge. Then we will retrace our steps north on the AT and return to the starting point. There is one stream crossing. The elevation gain is about 1800 feet. For more information, phone 443-805-5408. CARPOOL COST: $7.00.

SATURDAY - APRIL 1 - GREENBRIER STATE PARK TO ANNAPOLIS ROCKS - 14H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This 14-mile hike in Washington and Frederick Counties is one of my personal favorites. The hike offers two impressive views of Greenbrier Lake -- one as we're swooping down on it from within the park, and the second as we're overlooking it from our lunch spot atop Annapolis Rocks. The hike has about 2,300 feet of ascent (including two 500 foot climbs, both before lunch), contains a number of rocky sections of trail, and has no stream crossings to speak of. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410 747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - APRIL 1 - LOCH RAVEN: EAST DAM TRAIL - 9M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED  (POSTPONED TO 4/22)

The second of a series of Loch Raven hikes to trails not lead by the Mtn Club. This is a ~9 mile hike on the seldom used but scenic Loch Raven East Dam Trail starting from the popular Loch Raven and Morgan Mill Rd trailhead to the seldom used East Dam trail on the opposite side of the reservoir from Loch Raven Drive. The hike is on hilly fire roads with views from the opposite side of the dam. For more information, phone 410 828-5038.

SUNDAY - APRIL 2 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: DANIELS DAM AREA - 7M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Highlights on this 7 mile hike in Howard County include some nice river overlooks, the "Indian Cave," and a one mile walk along the river. The hike includes a short section of very rocky terrain, has a total ascent of about 800 feet, and has no stream crossings to speak of. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. There will be a ten minute snack break but no lunch. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 5 - SAVAGE AREA - THE WINCOPIIN TRAIL- 5-6M

Hike in Howard County. For more information, phone 410-799-4273. MW

WEDNESDAY-APRIL 5-GREENBELT LAKE/GREENBELT NATL. PK-7/8M

We will circle around Greenbelt Lake, then walk down the road to meander through Greenbelt National Park, lunch at Sweetgum picnic area, then return. Mostly flat. For more information, phone 301-801-2071.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 5 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL ACROSS MD SERIES - 10H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

One of a series of 9 hikes on the Appalachian Trail across Maryland. An out and back of a total of 10.4 miles going north from Wolfsville Road (MD-17) to Raven Rock Shelter. Total elevation gain is 2,400’ with the longest climb of 600’ over 0.8 mile. Paces averages 2.7 MPH. For more information, phone 301-596-9060. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - APRIL 8 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - GUNPOWDER LOOP/HEMLOCK GORGE - 9.5 M/H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Join us as we hike at the top of the Reservoir on the Gunpowder River. We will start on a fire road to a point up river passed Hemlock Gorge to see the remains of a mill/bridge. After going to the graveyard that dates back to the 1700s we will go to the cave on the north side, flashlight recommended (biggest cave in Baltimore County - pictures on Google Earth) and go to the Betty’s Run waterfall. We will continue on fire roads (different trails) and after seeing River Valley Ranch will continue on the south side of the river and end with the Hemlock Gorge loop, an unusual river gorge that makes you feel like you are in New England. Two significant stream crossings and a slope side precarious rocky trail through the gorge. Pace of 2.5 mph. For more information, phone 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m. Thursday. CARPOOL COST: $2.00

SATURDAY - APRIL 8 - PA AT PINE GROVE FURNACE TO WHISKEY SPRING ROAD OUT AND BACK (HAM TRAINING) - 26H (CANCELED 2/27)
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Climbs, rocks and pleasant runnable stretches, this hike has it all. The pace will be 2.5 - 3.5 mph. There will be short snack breaks and a lunch stop near the turnaround point. Those wishing to shorten the hike are free to turn around before Whiskey Spring Rd. For more information, phone 410-336-8157. No calls after 8:30 PM please. CARPOOL COST $7.00.

SUNDAY - APRIL 9 - LOCH RAVEN - GLEN ELLEN TRAIL - 9-10M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (CANCELED 3/25)

This is an out and back hike that follows the Loch Raven shoreline between Dulaney Valley and Providence Roads. Stream crossings are minor. For more information, phone 805-300-4698. No calls after 8 please. ESTIMATED CARPOOL COST: $1.00

SUNDAY - APRIL 9 - PVSP: DAVIS TUNNEL AREA - 8H (FAST PACE)
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on this eight mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike is for experienced hikers who can maintain a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike and who are looking for a challenging midmorning workout. Our pace while hiking will average 2.75 - 3.3 mph (which is 10% faster than the normal pace for my hikes). A couple of bailout points are included in the first part of the hike. That way, people who find the pace more than they bargained for can safely return to their cars before the end of the hike, while the rest of the group can continue at the advertised pace. The hike has four small stream crossings, relatively little rocky terrain, and a number of short but steep climbs resulting in 1,400+ feet of elevation gain. There will be no lunch break but we will have a 10 minute snack break. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

SUNDAY - APRIL 9 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE - 8M

This 8-mile figure-eight hike in Baltimore County uses a combination of marked and unmarked trails to travel from Oella to the Pickall area and then return by different paths. Total ascent will be 800+ feet, our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph, and lunch will be near the Pickall pavilions. The hike has a few stream crossings, a number of rocky sections of trail, a few steep but relatively short climbs, and numerous pleasant views of the Patapsco River. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 12 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR, BOLLINGER MILL - 5M

For more information, phone 443-762-1219. MW

WEDNESDAY-APRIL 12-PATUXENT RESEARCH REFUGE, NORTH TRACT-7 E

We will hike on a dirt and stone road through the woods to the Snowden Cemetary and return. No stream crossings, no hills. For more information, phone 410 519 4370.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 12 - MCM A/T HIKE ACROSS MARYLAND (HAM) TRAINING - 18H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

First of two training hikes for the MCM Appalachian Trail hike across Maryland (HAM). Walk the first 17.6 miles of trail as it will be done on May 6 going south from Pen Mar Park to the footbridge across I-70. For more information, phone 410-456-5088. CARPOOL COST: $7.00.

SATURDAY - APRIL 15 - SNICKERS GAP TO ROD HOLLOW SHELTER - 20/S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Another HAM TRAINING HIKE that will be sure to test your stamina. This is an out and back hike on the AT in northern VA. Also known as “The Roller Coater” for the continuous ascents and descents along the way. Though it is not the longest of the training hikes, many know it to be the toughest. There will be a quick breakfast stop. For more information, phone (410) 245-0589.

SATURDAY - APRIL 15 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H FAST PACE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike. We walk the whole time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere. Enjoy the beautiful reservoir scenery while getting in a good hiking workout. Some hills and one very steep climb. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours at the most. For more information, phone, 410-593-7123.

SATURDAY - APRIL 15 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE - 10M/H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This 10 mile figure-eight hike in Baltimore County uses a combination of marked and unmarked trails to travel from Oella to the Pickall area and then return by different paths. Total ascent will be 1000+ feet, our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph, and lunch will be near the Pickall pavilions. The hike has a few stream crossings, a number of rocky sections of trail, a few steep but relatively short climbs, and numerous pleasant views of the Patapsco River. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

'SUNDAY - APRIL 16 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Both 2 and 4-legged hikers will enjoy this moderate hike on the scenic Loch Raven trails. We will take you with or without a dog, but dogs are encouraged. They have a ball! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog . For more information, phone 410-593-7123

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 19 - SUSQUEHANNA STATE PARK - 6M

Hike along the river to see the beautiful blue bells in bloom at the Susquehanna State Park in Havre De Grace, MD. For more information, phone 443-463-9232. MW

WEDNESDAY-APRIL 19-PICKALL FROM CATONSVILLE, MD-7+M

This hike has hills and stream crossings. For more information, phone, 410-381-7212. Be sure to check MCM website for possible changes.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 19 - TRI-STATE HIKE (TWO) - 14S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This demanding 14 mile hike takes us to VA, WV, and MD. There are rocks galore and about 3,000 feet of climbing on this hike (including two climbs of 500+ feet and one of 1,000+). The hike offers much eye candy, including spectacular overlooks and panoramic views of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410 747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - APRIL 22 - AT SERVICE TRIP: PA850 - 5M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We will be working on the AT about 2 miles north of PA850. The primary purpose is to tombstone a rogue camping site at the creek just before the trail head up the mountain. We will be moving large rocks into the camp site and burying them several feet to prevent campers from easily moving them. Lots of other work available including invasive removal and reopening the trail to the shelter from Watt’s farm. For more information, phone 443-803-5417

SATURDAY - APRIL 22 - HAM TRAINING HIKE: SNICKERS GAP TO KEYS GAP OUT & BACK—27S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Length: 27 miles. Hike north from Snickers Gap on the VA AT to Keys Gap and back. Part of the route includes a portion of the “Roller Coaster" section of the VA AT. For more information, phone 443-676-1596. Please, no calls after 9PM.

SATURDAY - APRIL 22 - LOCH RAVEN: EAST DAM TRAIL - 9M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (RESCHEDULED FROM 4/1)

The second of a series of Loch Raven hikes to trails not lead by the Mtn Club. This is a ~9 mile hike on the seldom used but scenic Loch Raven East Dam Trail starting from the popular Loch Raven and Morgan Mill Rd trailhead to the seldom used East Dam trail on the opposite side of the reservoir from Loch Raven Drive. The hike is on hilly fire roads with views from the opposite side of the dam. For more information, phone 410 828-5038.

SUNDAY - APRIL 23 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H FAST PACE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike. We walk the whole time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere. Enjoy the beautiful reservoir scenery while getting in a good hiking workout. Some hills and one very steep climb. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours at the most. For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

SUNDAY - APRIL 23 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR: LIBERTY DAM/OAKLAND TRAIL - 13M/H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This one-way car shuttle hike will start south of Liberty Dam and will follow the east side of Liberty Reservoir on a mixture of foot trails, fire roads, and some paved roads (nearly all of the paved section is along Liberty Dam Road, which has wide grass shoulders to walk on). We will view the dam from below and above and see a former 1800s flint mill with waterwheel. There are a couple easy stream crossings, plenty of water views, and there will be a few steep but short hills amounting to nearly 1600 feet of total elevation gain. Our pace will be moderate (2.5 - 3 mph moving average). Due to the need for the car shuttles, do allow some additional time in your day for this hike. For more information, phone (410) 876-7053. We will have a short carpool to the trailhead. Note: due to limited parking at the trailhead, please meet us at the Park-N-Ride. CARPOOL COST: $2.00.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 26 - MARSHY POINT NATURE CENTER - 5E

For more information, phone; 410-335-2266 before 10 PM. MW

WEDNESDAY-APRIL 26- RIVER VALLEY RANCH/HEMLOCK GORGE- 6.5M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

An interesting hike in the Prettyboy Reservoir watershed in Baltimore County. There are several HILLS but this route avoids the challenging rock scramble without sacrificing a nice view of the gorge. For more information, phone 410-374-5193. No calls after 8:30pm.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 26 - AT HIKE ACROSS MARYLAND WARM-UP - 23S ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Second of two training hikes for the MCM Appalachian Trail hike across Maryland (HAM).Walk the last 22.2 miles of trail as it will be done on May 6 going south from the footbridge across I-70 to Harper’s Ferry. For more information, phone 410-456-5088. CARPOOL COST: $7.00.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY - APRIL 28 -30 - EASTERN SHORE CANOE TRIP
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Paddle the quiet waters of two different rivers near Denton. We will camp at Martinak State Park and commute daily to selected rivers. Group meals are available. For more information, phone (410) 569-3731 or (410) 828-8604.

SATURDAY - APRIL 29 - AT INVASIVE PLANT CLEARING TRIP #1

Join MCM volunteers in a Trail improvement project as part of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s program to remove garlic mustard, barberry and other invasive species along the Trail. This day’s work will focus on a section of the Pennsylvania AT maintained by MCM (tentatively at Hunters Run). For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

SATURDAY - APRIL 29 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - BOLLINGER TRAIL HIKE - 10M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Join us for a 10 mile hike in a remote area on the northeastern side of Prettyboy Reservoir on fire roads with some hills and several stream crossings. Multiple (5+) gorgeous water views & a fantastic view at lunch. This hike in the past was only 6 miles but anew found foot trail & stream crossing allows us to hike in a new area. This may be the best hike at Prettyboy. Pace will be 2.5 mph. For more information, phone, 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m. Thursday. CARPOOL COST: $2.00

SUNDAY - APRIL 30 - PVSP GLEN ARTNEY/HILTON AREA - 7M

This hike has hills (some steep) and stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-381-7212. Check MCM website for possible changes.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 3 - CEDAR LANE PARK EAST - 6M

Hike through woods, on pathways and easements to Wilde Lake and back. For more information, phone 410-730-5485. MW

WEDNESDAY - MAY 3-GUNPOWDER STATE PARK-MASEMORE RD - 3M

Something different. A nature hike with special attention to the plants that we see. The Hereford area of the Gunpowder houses some rare and uncommon native plants. The hike will be short and very slow but there will be some steep hills and a scramble over rocks. For more information, phone 410-366-7239.

SUNDAY - MAY 7 - LOCH RAVEN - OVERSHOT RUN TRAIL - 6-7M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike that follows the fire road between Merrymans Mill Road and Jarrettsville Pike. Lunch by a waterfall. Restricted to 12 participants due to limited parking at the trailhead. For more information, phone 805-300-4698. No calls after 8 please. ESTIMATED CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

WEDNESDAY- MAY 10 - JERUSALEM MILL- 5M

Hike approximately 4 miles round trip on the Little Gunpowder Trail from Jerusalem Mill toward Belair Road and back. This is a loop. We will NOT do the WIDE stream crossing. After lunch we will do the horse trail. There are some steep hills. A walking stick and hiking boots will be helpful. There are bathroom facilities at the park headquarters. Note: Mountain bikers use these trails which keeps them muddy longer. For more information, phone 410-285-0835.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 10 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTY PARK - 7M

Hike 7 miles at a moderate pace along the east branch of Codorus Creek and other trails. Closure of parts of 5 roads has expanded the trail system in this park near Glen Rock, PA. CARPOOL COST: $2.00 For more information, phone (410) 653-3314.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 10 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE - 12 H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This 12 mile figure-eight hike in Baltimore County uses a combination of marked and unmarked trails to travel from Oella to the Pickall area and then return by different paths. Total ascent will be 1100+ feet, our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph, and lunch will be near the Pickall pavilions. The hike has a few stream crossings, a number of rocky sections of trail, several steep but relatively short climbs, and numerous pleasant views of the Patapsco River. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

SATURDAY - MAY 13 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H FAST PACE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike. We walk the whole time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere. Enjoy the beautiful reservoir scenery while getting in a good hiking workout. Some hills and one very steep climb. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours at the most. For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

SATURDAY - MAY 13 - FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / 4 PONDS HIKE - 11H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This 11 mile loop hike in Frederick County will depart from Hamburg Road will take place partly on the Catoctin Trail and partly on other trails and paths that network this forest. Along the way we will pass four ponds and view the section known as Rock City. The hike has a total ascent of 1500+ feet and several stream crossings. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

'SUNDAY - MAY 14 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Both 2 and 4-legged hikers will enjoy this moderate hike on the scenic Loch Raven trails. We will take you with or without a dog, but dogs are encouraged. They have a ball! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog . For more information, phone 410-593-7123

WEDNESDAY - MAY 17 - VANCE KOPP MEMORIAL HIKE - 5M

This hike in the Hereford area of the Gunpowder will also be a tribute to Dorothy Marvel. For more information, phone 410-788-1566. MW

WEDNESDAY-MAY 17- HASHAWA-6M

A Carroll County hike with no streams, but some hills. For more information, phone 410-363-2620.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 17- PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: DANIELS DAM AREA - 11H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on this 11 1/2 mile hike in Howard County. The hike contains a short section of very rocky terrain, has a total ascent of 1,500+ feet, employs a couple of tilted and irregular trails, and has no stream crossings to speak of. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

SATURDAY - MAY 20 - AT SERVICE TRIP: HIGH ROCK - 3M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We will be working on the AT near High Rock again improving the treadway, trimming back encroaching vegetation and graffiti removal if new stuff has appeared. Lots of varied work available from painting blazes (easy) to crushing/moving rocks (hard). For more information, phone 443-803-5417.

SATURDAY - MAY 20 - OVERALL RUN, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK —13S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Length: 13 miles; Elevation gain: approx. 3,000 ft. Hike on the Tuscarora Trail from outside park boundary to Overall Run Trail. Steep climb up Overall Run Trail to overlook with views of the Upper Falls, Big Falls and Massanutten Mountains. For more information, phone 443-676-1596.

SATURDAY - MAY 20 - SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN (ONE) - 12H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This 12 mile hike in Montgomery County starts from Sugarloaf's upper west parking lot. Many sections of trail are very rocky, total ascent is 2,000+ feet , and our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. Lunch will be at the White Rocks Overlook. For more information, phone 410 747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SUNDAY - MAY 21 - PVSP: CARRIE WAY - 7M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on this new 7 mile Howard County hike located near the Davis Tunnel Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park. Elevation gain is 800+ feet, and our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3.0 mph. The hike has half a dozen minor stream crossings, some rocky and rugged terrain, and many scenic water views (streams and river). There will be no lunch break but we will have a 10 minute snack break. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 24 - HOWARD COUNTY CONSERVANCY - 5E

This 5 mile easy hike. has some small hills. For more information, phone 410-381-7212. Check MCM website for possible changes. MW

WEDNESDAY-MAY 24-SENECA CREEK STATE PARK-7/8 M

Hike 7 to 8 miles around Clopper Lake and near Great Seneca Creek on part of the Greenway Trail. A few moderate hills, some mud possible. Mountain laurel and/or famous peonies may be in bloom. Pace about 2- 2.5 MPH. For more information, phone (410) 992-5707. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

WEDNESDAY- MAY 24 - PVSP GLEN ARTNEY/HILTON: THE 14ERS - 14H/S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

14 hills, 14 stream crossings, and 14 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,500 feet make this a challenging hike. Pace will be 2.5 to 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-721-1106. No calls after 8 PM.

SUNDAY - MAY 28 - AT INVASIVE PLANT CLEARING TRIP #2

Join MCM volunteers in a Trail improvement project to remove garlic mustard and other invasive species growing along areas of the Pennsylvania maintained by MCM (possibly Pine Grove Furnace State Park). For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

SUNDAY - MAY 28 - PVSP: DANIELS DAM - 6M (FAST PACE)
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on this 6 1/4 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike is for experienced hikers who can maintain a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike and who are looking for a midmorning workout. Our pace while hiking will average 2.75 - 3.3 mph (which is 10% faster than the normal pace for my hikes). The hike has relatively little rocky terrain, no stream crossings to speak of, a river walk of about a mile, and 900+ feet of climbing.. There will be no lunch break but we will have a 10 minute snack break. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 31 - QUIET WATERS PARK, ANNAPOLIS - 6E

Let a local lead you on an easy hike around this 340 acre gem of a park on the banks of the South River and Harness Creek in the Annapolis area. For more information, phone 410-263-1968. MW

WEDNESDAY-MAY 31-MCKELDIN AREA/PVSP-7M

A moderate hike with some hills, river views and a waterfall. For more information, phone 410-489-9849.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 31 - CATOCTIN TRAIL NORTH- 12H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hike an 11.3 mile balloon circuit from the north end on the Catoctin Trail to the top of Cunningham Falls, climbing four hills 200’ or more vertical with moderate slopes totaling 1995 vertical feet between 1242’ and 1776’ elevation. Moving pace averages 2.5 to 3.0 miles per hour Bring lunch and water. For more information, phone 410 461-3659. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - JUNE 3 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H FAST PACE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike. We walk the whole time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere. Enjoy the beautiful reservoir scenery while getting in a good hiking workout. Some hills and one very steep climb. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours at the most. For more information, phone, 410-593-7123.

SUNDAY - JUNE 4 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE - 8M

This 8-mile figure-eight hike in Baltimore County uses a combination of marked and unmarked trails to travel from Oella to the Pickall area and then return by different paths. Total ascent will be 800+ feet, our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph, and lunch will be near the Pickall pavilions. The hike has a few stream crossings, a number of rocky sections of trail, a few steep but relatively short climbs, and numerous pleasant views of the Patapsco River. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

'SUNDAY - JUNE 4 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Both 2 and 4-legged hikers will enjoy this moderate hike on the scenic Loch Raven trails. We will take you with or without a dog, but dogs are encouraged. They have a ball! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog . For more information, phone 410-593-7123

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 7 - CROMWELL VALLEY PARK, LOCH RAVEN RESEVOIR - 5M

Hike the trails of Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County with some hills & stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-336-7887 MW

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 7 - AROUND LAKE REDMAN-8+M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hike around the York, PA watershed with lunch overlooking the lake. Moderate pace with some hills. Can take alternate route back after lunch to shorten the hike. Fresh strawberry sundaes at Brown’s after the hike! For more information, phone 410-653-3314.. CARPOOL COST: $2.00.

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 7 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL ACROSS MD SERIES - 9H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

One of a series of 9 hikes on the Appalachian Trail across Maryland. An out and back hike of a total of 9 miles going south from Pen Mar Park to Raven Rocks Shelter. Total elevation gain is 1,200’ with the longest climb of 600’ over .8 mile. Trail is very rocky in places. Pace averages 2.5 -3 MPH. For more information, phone 410-259-6857 . CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SUNDAY—JUNE 11—MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S MAGRUDER BRANCH STREAM VALLEY PARK—9.5M

An out-and-back hike on mostly natural surface trail, mostly following a stream, at a mild pace. LEAVE For more information, phone 410-486-8737.. CARPOOL COST: $3.00.

SUNDAY - JUNE 11- PVSP: DREXEL WOODS DRIVE - 8M/H (FAST PACE)
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on this eight mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Baltimore County. The hike is for experienced hikers who can maintain a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike and who are looking for a good midmorning workout. Our pace while hiking will average 2.75 - 3.3 mph (which is 10% faster than the normal pace for my hikes). There is a bailout point near the two mile mark. The hike has a number of minor stream crossings, some rocky and rugged terrain, and 800+ feet of climbing. There will be no lunch break but we will have a 10 minute snack break. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

WEDNESDAY-JUNE 14-HARFORD RD TO JERUSALEM MILL & BACK-7M

Hike along the Gunpowder River between Harford & Baltimore Counties. Some hills & stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-661-3182 (before 8 pm). CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

SATURDAY - JUNE 17 - TRI-STATE HIKE (ONE) - 14S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This strenuous 14 mile hike contains both a circuit hike and an out-and-back hike. Be sure to bring a camera for the beautiful overlooks in VA, WV, and MD. The hike has numerous sections of rocky trail and includes 3,000 feet of climbing. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410 747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - JUNE 17 - GUNPOWDER FALLS TO PRETTYBOY DAM - 10H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This hike starts on the Mingo Forks and Bunker Hill trails. We’ll then follow Gunpowder Falls and have lunch in the cool area below the dam. For more information, phone 805-300-4698. No calls after 8 please.

SUNDAY - JUNE 18 - GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK HEREFORD AREA - 5M

This circuit hike primarily uses the Mingo Forks and Bunker Hill trails. Stream crossings are minor. Bring water and a snack. For more information, phone 805-300-4698. No calls after 8 please.

SUNDAY - JUNE 18 - PVSP: ELIZA DORSEY LANE - 7M
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on this new 6 3/4 mile Howard County hike located near the Daniels Dam Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park. Features of the hike include brand new sections of trail, a variety of landscapes, and many striking views of the river. Elevation gain is 1,000+ feet, and our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3.0 mph. The hike has a couple of minor stream crossings, a number of sections of rocky, rugged terrain, and a couple of stretches of tilted, irregular trail. There will be no lunch break but we will have a 10 minute snack break. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 21 - DRUID HILL PARK/CLIPPER MILL AREAS - 5E

A Baltimore City Hike. We will be mostly on paved walk ways in the park and in the Clipper Mill Area. For more information, phone 410-808-3416 MW

WEDNESDAY-JUNE 21- BENJAMIN BANNEKER PARK OELLA - 5M+

This hike has some hills and some history. For more information, phone, 410-795-3965.

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 21 - CONESTOGA TRAIL IN PA - 10H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is a 10 mile shuttle hike on Conestoga Trail starting at Pequea Camp ground and hiking south through many gorges such as Reed Run, Brubaker Run, Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve and Kelly’s Run where we will encounter some rock scrambling and end at Holtwood Pavilion. Anticipate 5 or so stream crossings, amazing overlooks of the Susquehanna River, such as House Rock Overlook and Pinnacle Overlook and cool off at Wind Cave. Elevation gain about 3,000 feet. Pace about 2.5 mph. For more information, phone 410-688-3013. No calls after 8:00 PM.

SATURDAY - JUNE 24 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H FAST PACE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is an out and back hike for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace for the duration of the hike. We walk the whole time as if we are in a hurry to get somewhere. Enjoy the beautiful reservoir scenery while getting in a good hiking workout. Some hills and one very steep climb. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours at the most. T For more information, phone For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

SATURDAY - JUNE 24 - YORK, PA: LAKE WILLIAMS - 10 M/H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hike on trails around the York, PA watershed with a visit to the nature center in Nixon Park. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. Possible optional stop at Browns Farm Market afterward for ice cream. For more information, phone or 443-805-5408. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - JUNE 24 - HAZEL COUNTRY, CENTRAL DISTRICT, SNP—15S
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Length: 15 miles, Elevation gain: approximately 4,000+ ft. Hike in the Hazel Country area of SNP on several trails including the Hannah Run Trail and White Rocks Trail. We hike to a swimming hole off of the White Rocks Trail, so bring your swimsuit. For more information, phone 443-676-1596. Please, no calls after 9PM.

'SUNDAY - JUNE 25 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Both 2 and 4-legged hikers will enjoy this moderate hike on the scenic Loch Raven trails. We will take you with or without a dog, but dogs are encouraged. They have a ball! Please bring snacks and water for you and the dog. For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 28 - BALTIMORE CITY - 5E

Canton, Patterson Park, Fells Point & the waterfront. For more information, phone 443-938-4112. MW

WEDNESDAY-JUNE 28-APPALACHIAN TRAIL: ALT US40 TO WHITE ROCKS-7.5M

An out-and-back hike of 7.5 mi at 2 mph pace. Total elevation gain approx 800'. For more information, phone 410-486-8737. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 28 - BOB’S HILL TO CUNNINGHAM FALLS - 11H
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hike from Catoctin Furnace over Bob's Hill to Cunningham Falls and back. Join us on this 11 mile out-and-back hike in Frederick County. The hike includes some extremely rocky sections of trail, a number of stream crossings, couple of challenging climbs, and 1,500+ feet of ascent. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-259-6857. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

WE ARE

A Baltimore-based volunteer organization that is centered on hiking. We support Leave No Trace principles, work on local trails and on the nation’s first National Scenic Trail, the Appalachian Trail. We organize and lead other outdoor activities, such as camping, seasonal canoe trips, and backpacking weekends. We have a year-round schedule with hikes for all fitness levels in local parks and paths, in State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, and sites in and around Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware.