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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)

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 19 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!'

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.

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 19 - PVSP: DANIELS DAM - 6M (FAST PACE)

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 mid-morning 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 1,000+ 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.

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 19 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR: QUARRY TRAIL & MORE- 8M

This hike is a mixture of fire roads and foot paths that includes trails along the shoreline south of Liberty Road and the south side of Liberty Dam, including quarry areas used as a fill source during the building of the dam, and has many water views. There are a few steep but short hills amounting to a little more than 1000 feet of total elevation gain. We will have lunch near the water’s edge. Our pace will be moderate (2.5 - 3 mph moving average). For more information, phone (410) 876-7053. CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 22 - IRON BRIDGE WINCOPIN LOOP, HOWARD CO. MD - 5M

This Leisure hike has some hills and stream crossings. For more information, email garyrein8@comcast.net MW

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 22 - SUSQUENANNA STATE PARK - 8M

Eight miles of interconnecting trails with some great river views & possibly an eagle sighting. We will pass the grist mill, toll house and mansion. For more information, phone 410-688-3013. No calls after 8:00 PM.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 22 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL ACROSS MD SERIES-11H

One of a series of 9 hikes on the Appalachian Trail across Maryland. An out and back hike of a total of 10.4 miles going south from US-40 to Washington Monument State Park and on to Turner's Gap Campground. Total elevation gain is 2,200' with the longest climb of 400' over .8 mile. Pace averages 2.5 miles per hour. For more information, phone 410-461-3659. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 24 - CUNNINGHAM FALLS STATE PARK/CATOCTIN PARK - 15S

Length: 15 miles; Elevation gain: approximately 2,500 ft. Hike off yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner and stay away from the mall on this Black Friday hike. We’ll hike from the Manor Area of Cunningham Falls to Bobs Hill and Cat Rock, then continue to Catoctin Park to Chimney Rock and Wolf Rock; Returning to the Manor Area on the Old Misery Trail. Nice winter views from several overlooks. For more information, phone, 443-676-1596.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017: PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - FROG HOLLOW & PRETTYBOY MARINA, 8.5M

Join us on this new hike (2016) on the east side of Prettyboy that begins at Parsonage Road at Frog Hollow (a river/marsh that feeds into the reservoir) and crosses Spooks Hill Road to 4+ great water views of the Reservoir: 3 fireroads to superb views of the reservoir & Prettyboy Marina where fishing boats, canoes, & kayaks are launched. An additional fireroad & the marina have been added to the hike making this an 8+ mile hike. Some hikers last year said our lunch spot had the best view of Prettyboy. One stream crossing. Pace will be 2.5 mph. For more information, phone 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m.

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 26 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK - 8M

Join us on an 8-mile one way hike in Baltimore County from the Southwest Park and Ride to Oella. The hike has a few stream crossings, and several steep but relatively short climbs. We will visit the Thistle Road Cemetery. There will be short car shuttle. For more information, phone (410)536-5080.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 29 -HAVRE DE GRACE - 4E

Hike along the North Park Loop Trail along the Susquehanna River and through the town of Havre de Grace. For more information, phone 443-463-9232. MW

WEDNESDAY- NOVEMBER 29-MAGRUDER BRANCH TRAIL-7M

This hike is a moderately-paced out-and-back mainly on asphalt and boardwalk. The mostly-level trail follows a small stream valley south of Damascus, MD. For more information, phone 410-486-8737. CARPOOL COST: $2.00.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 29- BOB’S HILL TO CAT ROCK - 10H

Hike from Catoctin Furnace over Bob's Hill to Cat Rock and back. Join us on this 10 mile out-and-back hike in Frederick County. The hike includes some extremely rocky sections of trail and a couple of challenging climbs with a total 1,500+ feet of ascent. Pace averages 2.5 miles per hour. For more information, phone 410 461-3659. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 2 - WHITE OAK CANYON/CEDAR RUN/HAWKSBILL SUMMIT - 13S

Length: 13 miles; Elevation gain: 3,700 ft. Hike through two of the deepest and steepest ravines in Shenandoah National Park with views of waterfalls, cascades and high cliffs. We will also hike to Hawksbill Summit, the highest point in SNP. Steep climb up the White Oak Canyon trail; and steep climb to the top of Hawksbill Summit. We will return on the Big Meadows Horse Trail and then descend steeply on the Cedar Run Trail. Two stream crossings. For more information, phone 443-676-1596.

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 2 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE - 10M/H

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.

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 2 - HARPERS FERRY/WEVERTON CLIFFS - 10M

We will hike approximately 10 miles at a moderate pace from Harpers Ferry Visitors Center to Weverton Cliffs and back. Approximate elevation gain is 1000 feet. This is the town’s annual yuletide weekend. We will visit the ATC Visitors Center open house. For more information, phone 410-871-0066. Carpool cost: $9.00, which includes visitor parking.

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 3 - PICKALL FROM CATONSVILLE, MD -.5+M

This hike has hills and stream crossings. - For more information, email garyrein8@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 6 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR HIKE FROM TRACEYS STORE ROAD EXTENDED - 4M

Hike for about 4 miles in a loop on fire roads and the Prettyboy Trail along Prettyboy Reservoir off Mt. Carmel Rd. in Baltimore County. There are some hills, stream crossings, overgrown areas, trees to climb over, beaver dams, and uneven footing on this sometimes rough trail. For more information, phone 443-386-0862. MW

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 6-ELLICOTT CITY/OELLA, MD HISTORY HIKE-8M

This expanded history hike has hills. The hike is limited to 25 participants. For more information, email garyrein8@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 6 - PVSP/AVALON/ORANGE GROVE - 12/13H

Several unmarked bike trails, bush whacking, hills, and stream crossings. 2,200 ft elevation gain. Park fee. Pace averages 2.5-3mph. For more information, phone 410-721-1106. No calls after 8:00 PM

SATURDAY - DECMBER 9 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H

This is a perfect 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 . We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours. For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 9 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - CCC TRAILS, 7.5M

A 7.5 mile hike on the west side of Prettyboy Reservoir on fireroads and trails that were actually built by the Civil Conservation Corps (President Roosevelt). These trails are some of the most popular trails at Prettyboy. Several great water views. Close up views of Goose Island. Bring a lunch & water. This hike has been canceled 2 years in a row due to snow/ice. Any predictions for this year? For more information, phone 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m. Thursday. CARPOOL COST: $2.00

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 10 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!'

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 - DECEMBER 13- BIG GUNPOWDER FALLS S. P. - 4/5 MILES E-M

Start thru the culvert on the Wildlands Trail to the Stocksdale Trail, hills at the start. 2 small stream crossings, SOME LOGS TO climb over, flat return to eat lunch by the river. You can stop after 4 miles if desired. For more information, phone 410-285-0835. MW

WEDNESDAY -DECEMBER 13-PINEY RUN PARK-8M

This 8 mile lollipop hike in Carroll County provides lots of beautiful views of the lake. We will meet 9:45 am at St. Jos. Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Rd., Eldersburg, MD 21784 for a short carpool to the trailhead at the undeveloped side of the park. Some bushwhacking possible and a couple stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-608-0967.

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 16 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR: WARDS CHAPEL/LIBERTY DAM TRAIL - 11M

This mile hike is a mixture of fire roads and paved roads (75%/25%), though all of the paved section is along Liberty Dam Road, which has a wide grass shoulder to walk on. There will be many water views. The total elevation gain is a little over 1200 feet. Lunch will be near the water close to Liberty Dam. Our pace will be moderate (2.5 - 3 mph moving average). For more information, phone (410) 876-7053. We will have a short carpool to the trailhead. CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 17 - PVSP: CARRIE WAY - 7M (FAST PACE)

Join us on this new 7 mile Howard County hike located near the Davis Tunnel Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park. 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 mid-morning 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 half a dozen minor stream crossings, some rocky and rugged terrain, many scenic water views, 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.

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 17 - GUNPOWDER STATE PARK - BELAIR ROAD AREA - 6M

Figure 8 loop of trails to east and west of Belair Road. For more information, phone, 410-744-6057.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 20 - CROMWELL VALLEY PARK, LOCH RAVEN RESEVOIR - 5M

For more information, phone 443-562-0801 MW

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 20 - MIDDLE PATUXENT ENVIRONMENTAL AREA-7M/E

This is a relatively flat 7-mile hike in Howard County. For more information, phone 410-489-9849.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 20 - PRETTYBOY TR - SHAMBERGER’S PENNISULA TO PRETTYBOY DAM - 12H

Join us as we hike the entire Prettyboy Trail from Shamberger’s Pennisula at Beckleysville Road all the way to the Prettyboy Dam. This is an 11 mile narrow foot trail with gorgeous water views the entire hike and a 1 mile diversion for lunch with a great view of Goose Island. Last part of hike is tough, a rocky/bolder & slope side trail - hiking poles recommended. Many stream crossings. Pace of 2.5 mph. Plan to hike all day. We will leave cars at the beginning & the end of the hike. For more information, phone 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m. Monday. CARPOOL COST: $2.00

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 23 - HARPERS FERRY AND MARYLAND HEIGHTS - 9H

This demanding hike in West Virginia and Maryland proceeds from the banks of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and climbs 1,000+ feet to the very peak of historic Maryland Heights. There are no stream crossings on this hike, about 1800 feet of elevation gain, eye candy galore, a pace of 2.5 - 3 mph while hiking, and lunch at the truly spectacular Harpers Ferry overlook. For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 24 - DAVIS TUNNEL AREA - 6M

Join us on this 6 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike has a few stream crossings, about 1,000 feet of climbing (including one rugged steep ascent), a little bit of bushwhacking, some rocky terrain, and a variety of river and tributary views. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. There will be a 10 minute snack break but no lunch. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.

WEDNESDAY -DECEMBER 27- PVSP GLEN ARTNEY/HILTON AREA-7M

This Tweener Hike has hills (some steep) and stream crossings. For more information, email garyrein8@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 27 - MCKELDIN/HENRYTON ROAD AREAS -12M/H

Out and back hike in Patapsco Valley State Park in Carroll and Howard counties. There is one stream crossing, little in the way of rocky, rugged terrain, and about 1500 feet of elevation gain. Sections of the trail may be muddy if conditions are wet. For more information, phone, (410) 596-6421.

SATURDAY - DECMBER 30 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H

This is a perfect 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 . We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours. For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 31 - PVSP SOAPSTONE TRAIL - 7M

This hike in the Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley State Park will get you home in time for the football games. There will be a short snack break but no lunch break. It has a few hills and many stream crossings (although most are minor). For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

WEDNESDAY -JANUARY 3 - MARSHY POINT NATURE CENTER - 5E

All flat trails. Some may be a little wet (marshy). For more information, phone; 410-335-2266 before 10 PM.MW

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 3 - BALTO CITY'S LEAKIN/GWYNNS FALLS PK-7M

An approximately 7-mi circuitous hike through this Baltimore City woodland. L For more information, phone 410-544-3952.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 3 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL ACROSS MD SERIES - 10H

One of a series of 9 hikes on the Appalachian Trail across Maryland. An out and back hike of a total of 10 miles going north from Harpers Ferry to Weverton Cliffs overlook. Total elevation gain is modest, less than 1,000 feet, but includes a climb of 550' over 1.3 miles. Pace averages 2.5 MPH. For more information, phone 435 260-1236. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - JANUARY 6 - GEORGES CREEK TO SHAMBERGER’S PENNISULA - 10.5M

Join us on this hike that will begin on the west side of Georges Creek at the Prettyboy Watershed. We will follow the Prettyboy Trail & hike up to Shamberger’s Peninsula. The Shamberger Trail is an old “horse & buggy” road. Three side trails halfway down to different water views & historic remains. Lunch at the end of the peninsula with 3 different water views of the 2 largest islands in the watershed. An out & back hike that follows a different route when we come back to Georges Creek. A couple of stream crossings. 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 - JANUARY 7 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL (CRAMPTON GAP TO WEVERTON CLIFFS) - 12M

We will hike 12 miles at a moderate pace from Crampton Gap to Weverton Cliffs and back. Approximate elevation gain is 900 feet. For more information, phone (410) 871-0066. Carpool cost: $5.00.

SUNDAY - JANUARY 7 - PVSP: DREXEL WOODS DRIVE - 7M (FAST PACE)

Join us on this seven 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 mid-morning 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 a number of minor stream crossings, some rocky and rugged terrain, and 700+ 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.

SUNDAY - JANUARY 7 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK - HILLTOP AND THISTLE ROAD AREAS - 7M

Crisscross the trails, woods, and fields of lesser-known areas of PVSP as we explore nature’s jungle gym. Sturdy hiking boots required. For more information, phone 410-744-6057.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 10- PATUXENT WILDLIFE REF- NORTH TRACT- 6E

Hike trails at the North Tract area of the refuge. Arrive before 10 am to sign in at visitor office. No fee. No stream crossings. Mostly level. Lunch afterward at Panera on Rte 198 Laurel. For more information, phone 410 519 4370.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 10 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: PICKALL HIKE - 12H

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- JANUARY 13 - PVSP: DORSEY TUNNEL - 13H

Join us on this 13.5 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard and Baltimore Counties. The hike has four stream crossings, little by way of rocky terrain, some off-trail hiking, and 2,200+ feet of elevation gain, including a few steep ascents and descents. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph, and we'll have lunch overlooking the Patapsco River. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.

SUNDAY - JANUARY 14 - PVSP: WOODSTOCK - 7M (WINTER ONLY)

Join us on this 7 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. Total ascent will be about 1100 feet, and our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. The hike has two stream crossings, little by way of rocky terrain, and some nice water views. There will be no lunch break but we will have a 10 minute snack break. For more information, phone or 410-747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 17 - KINDER FARM PARK - 5E

Hike north on the B&A Trail and briefly through a residential community to Anne Arundel County’s Kinder Farm Park; explore the farm and park. (http://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/kinder-farm/index.html) (There are several alternatives if the weather doesn’t cooperate!). For more information, phone 410-647-4824. MW

WEDNESDAY -JANUARY 17-PVSP GLEN ARTNEY AREA- 6 1/2-7 M

Approximately 7-mile hike in Baltimore County with several stream crossings. For more information, phone 410 747-3347.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 17 - SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN - 12H

This 12 mile hike in Montgomery County starts from Sugarloaf's lower 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 301-933-8362. COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - JANUARY 20 - UPPER LAUREL HIGHLANDS FROM ROCKDALE ROAD - 10M

Upper Laurel Highlands is on the northwestern side of Prettyboy Reservoir. We will access the hike from Rockdale Road. We will hike through various deciduous & pine forests on mostly fire roads, which were horse & buggy roads that at one time connected several mills. We will discover the remains of one horse & buggy road that leads to a small water fall & great swimming hole. Some water views and many stream crossings. Lunch will be at a point of rocks that extends out into the reservoir at the northern end of the trail. 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

SATURDAY - JANUARY 20 - SIGNAL KNOB - 11H

This is a circuit hike in the Massanutten range in northern Virginia. With clear weather, we will have wintertime views of surrounding mountains, valleys and rivers. For more information, phone (410) 259-8623. No calls after 9:00 please. ESTIMATED CARPOOL COST: $14.00.

SUNDAY - JANUARY 21 - PVSP: PICKALL HIKE - 8M

This 8-mile figure-eight hike in a Baltimore County section of Patapsco Valley State Park travels marked and unmarked trails from Oella to the Pickall area and then returns by different paths. Total ascent will be 800+ feet, our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 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 - JANUARY 24 - 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 -JANUARY 24- LAKE ROLAND-7M

Hike along the Jones Falls above the lake, through the woods and serpentine barrens, and visit the cave and the old rugby field. Moderate pace but rocky in spots and could be icy or muddy in spots. Route and distance may change based on weather conditions. For more information, phone 410-653-3314.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 24 - HARPERS FERRY AND MARYLAND HEIGHTS - 9H

This demanding hike in West Virginia and Maryland proceeds from the banks of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and climbs 1,000+ feet to the very peak of historic Maryland Heights. There are no stream crossings on this hike, about 1800 feet of elevation gain, eye candy galore, a pace of 2.5 - 3 mph while hiking, and lunch at the truly spectacular Harpers Ferry overlook. For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - JANUARY 27 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H

This is a perfect 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. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours. For more information, phone 410-593-7123.

SATURDAY - JANUARY 27 - YORK, PA: LAKE REDMAN #1 - 9 M/H

We will hike trails in the woods surrounding Lake Redman in the York, PA watershed, with some hills and views of the lake. We will hike at a moderate pace of about 2.5 mph and have lunch overlooking the lake. For more information, phone 443-805-5408. CARPOOL COST: $3.00.

SATURDAY - JANUARY 27 - BLUFF TRAIL/BIG DEVIL’S STAIRS, SNP - 14H

Length: 14.4 miles; Elevation gain: 2,000 ft. Hike the AT and Bluff Trail with a side trip to Big Devil’s Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Lookout points from North and South Marshall Mountains, and Big Devil’s Overlook. For more information, phone 443-676-1596.

SUNDAY - JANUARY 28 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR: MORGAN RUN TRAIL - 10M

This out and back hike is a mixture of fire roads and foot paths along the western arm of Liberty Reservoir with many water views on both sides of the Morgan Run tributary. There are a few steep but short hills amounting to about 1400 feet of total elevation gain. There are two short bushwhacks and a few easy stream crossing. Note: several sections are perpetually muddy. Lunch will be at the water’s edge. Our pace will be moderate (2.5 - 3 mph moving average). For more information, phone (410) 876-7053. We will have a short carpool to the trailhead. CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

SUNDAY - JANUARY 28 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!'

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 - JANUARY 31 - BOWLEYS QUARTERS - 5E

All flat nature trail, small beach, paved roads. Tour the waterfront community. Bring lunch. Lunch break on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, indoors if too cold. Hot cider to be served. For more information, phone 410-335-2266 before 10 PM MW

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 31-HOLLOFIELD DANIELS PVSP - 7M

This 7 mile hike in the Patapsco Valley State Park will have a few small stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-905-1190.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 31- FOUR PONDS HIKE (FREDERICK MUNI FOREST) - 10H

This 10 mile loop hike in Frederick County will depart from Hamburg Road and 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. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 3 - SHAMBERGER’S PENINISULA TO CCC TRAILS - 10.5M

We will start at the beginning of the Prettyboy Trail at Beckleysville Road. We will hike both sides of Georges Creek & continue to Prettyboy Lake & many views of Goose Island. We will end our hike on a short loop of the CCC Trails. A+ hike for great water views 90% of the time. Many stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Pace will be 2.5 mph. We will leave cars at the beginning & end of the hike. For more information, phone 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m. Thursday. CARPOOL COST: $2.00

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 4 - PVSP: DAVIS TUNNEL AREA - 8H (FAST PACE)

Join us on this 8 1/2 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 mid-morning 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 a number of small stream crossings, relatively little rocky terrain, and a number of short but steep climbs resulting in 1,800+ 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 - FEBRUARY 4 - CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK (WESTERN SECTION) - 9M/H

We will hike approximately 9 miles at a moderate pace in the Browns Farm/Owens Creek area of Catoctin Mountain Park. Approximate elevation gain is 1500 feet. For more information, phone (410) 871-0066. Carpool cost: $5.00.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 7 - COLUMBIA’S DOWNTOWN LAKES - 5E

We will walk Lake Kittimaqundi and Wilde Lake with a short break at Town Center.

For more information, phone 410-730-5485. MW

WEDNESDAY-FEBRUARY 7-LEAKIN PARK/ GWYNNS FALLS-7M

Moderate hike through wooded terrain with no major stream crossings but a few hills. For more information, phone 410-744-6941.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 7 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL ACROSS MD SERIES - 12M

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 2.5 MPH. For more information, phone 435 260-1236. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 10 - NORTH POINT STATE PARK - 5E

Flat hike to see Chesapeake Bay and her marshes and woods in winter. For more information, phone, 410-744-6057.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 10 - AT: GATHLAND STATE PARK TO WEVERTON CLIFFS - 11H

This 11 mile out-and-back hike on the Appalachian Trail in Washington County replicates the club's first hike, done in 1934. The trail has many very rocky sections, a total ascent of about 1,500 feet, no stream crossings, and lunch at the overlook. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 11- PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: DANIELS DAM AREA - 7M

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 1,000 feet (including a 250 foot climb in the first quarter mile), and has no stream crossings to speak of. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. There will be a 10 minute snack break but no lunch. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 14th - LIBERTY RESERVOIR, BOLLINGER MILL - 5M

Out and back with hills. For more information, phone 443-762-1219. MW

WEDNESDAY-FEBRUARY 14 -OAKLAND MILLS TO ELKHORN-8E

Enjoy the paved woodland pathways of Columbia. For more information, phone 410-918-8444.

WEDNEDAY - FEBUARY 14 - FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD - 10H

This 10 miles loop hike in Frederick County will start on the Catoctin Trail and then branch off onto a series of trails and paths that network this forest, passing three ponds and the tip of the Frederick reservoir. The hike has a total ascent of 1800+ feet and several stream crossings. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 443-805-5408. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 17 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 8-9 H

This is a perfect 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. We will stop for a 10 minute snack. The hike should take about 2.5 hours. For more information, phone, 410-593-7123.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 17 - SNICKERS GAP TO ASHBY GAP END-TO-END, VA AT - 14S

Length: 14 miles: Elevation gain: approximately 3,000 ft. Hike south on the VA AT from Snickers Gap to Ashby Gap on the infamous "Rollercoaster" section. There are many ups-and-downs on this section of trail, with some nice winter views. Ca For more information, phone 443-676-1596.

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 18 - LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 5-6 M WOOF!'

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.

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 18 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR: COOT PENINSULA TRAIL - 11M

This hike is a mixture of fire roads and foot paths along a section of Baltimore’s largest reservoir in Carroll County with many water views. There are a few steep but short hills amounting to about 1700 feet of total elevation gain and only one easy stream crossing. Lunch will be at the water’s edge on Coot Peninsula. Our pace will be moderate (2.5 - 3 mph moving average). For more information, phone (410) 876-7053. We will have a short carpool to the trailhead. CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 18 - PVSP OELLA HIKE - 6M

This 6-mile hike in Baltimore County provides a brisk morning hike that returns to the starting point around noon. We will hike at a moderate pace of about 2.5 mph, much of the time along the Patapsco River, and encounter a couple of steep but relatively short climbs. We will pause for a short snack break on the trail. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 21 - GUNPOWDER STATE PARK BELOW PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - 5M

Hike is mostly flat along the river heading upstream towards Prettyboy dam, with some hills and a challenging, but pretty, rocky stretch along the river before looping back downriver to the parking lot. For more information, phone 410 206 5478.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 21-PATAPSCO STATE PARK-AVALON AREA-7M

This easy to moderate hike features a waterfall, some elevation, stream crossings and meadows at a moderate pace of 2 miles per hour. For more information, phone 410 536-1956.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 21 - GREENBRIER SP. TO WASHINGTON MONUMENT - 12H

This out-and-back 12 mile hike in Washington County begins in a far corner of the Greenbrier State Park, proceeds past Greenbrier Lake, ascends the Bartman Hill Trail to the Appalachian Trail, and then heads south for lunch at the Washington Monument. There are many rocky sections of trail, no stream crossings to speak of, and about 2,000 feet of total ascent . Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. L For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $6.00.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 24 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - SPOOKS HILL TRAILS - 9.5 M

A hike in a remote area on the east side of Prettboy Reservoir. We will follow a loop trail down to Indian House Rock, a point of rocks extending into the lake which was actually the top of a cave where Native Americans lived. Then we’ll hike on an old horse & buggy road with interesting remains of an under road stonewall surrounding a spring, and hike more trails passing an old CCC (Civil Conservation Corp) Camp and to a great point of rocks for lunch with a great view of the end of the reservoir & dam. Two stream crossings. Bring water & a lunch. Pace will be 2.5 mph. For more information, phone 410-374-4879. Guests please call by 8 p.m. Thursday. CARPOOL COST: $1.00

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 25 - ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK/PVSP - 7M

This Sunday morning hike will use trails in Rockburn Branch Park and the the nearby section of Patapsco Valley State Park. The hike has some stream crossings and hills and a few rocky sections of trail. Our pace while hiking will be about 2.5 mph. For more information, phone 443-805-5408.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 28 - BALTIMORE CITY - 4/5E

Walk the grounds of Clover Hill Mansion, The Peace Cross Memorial, Homeland neighborhood, Confederate Women of Maryland Monument, Homewood campus and sculpture garden, Homewood House, BMA sculpture garden, etc. Lunch in the Dell. Eat your bag lunch in Wyman Park Dell (Park). For more information, phone 410-340-7402 MW

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 28- OELLA TO BANNEKER PARK-7.5M

Start in Oella and walk along the river past some nice rapids up to the location of the now-gone Union Dam US-40, returning via the Number 9 Trolley Line with lunch in Banneker Park. Pace will be 2.5-3 mph with one long hill of 600’. For more information, phone, 410-245-9843. No calls or text messages after 9 PM, please.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 28 - PVSP: DORSEY TUNNEL -13H

Join us on this 13.5 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard and Baltimore Counties. The hike has four stream crossings, little by way of rocky terrain, some off-trail hiking, and 2,200+ feet of elevation gain, including a few steep ascents and descents. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph, and we'll have lunch overlooking the Patapsco River. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.
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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