Schedule (Public)

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Occasionally, there are schedule changes, so please check back for the latest information.

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.
  • If you have not already, please visit our Hiking Policy page before joining a trip. There are also some helpful suggestions for hikers there.
  • Joining a hike but don't know where to meet your hiking group?  Click here for directions to most of the common hike meeting points.
  • Guests may hike for free without joining the Mountain Club of Maryland.


ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

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

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.

SATURDAY - MAY 27 – PRIVY CONSTRUCTION AT ALEC KENNEDY SHELTER 
MCOM is scheduling one work day each month to work on construction of our new privy at the Alec Kennedy shelter on the A.T. in PA. If you are able to use a hammer or saw or can carry boards and other supplies, you can be helpful. This is a rare opportunity to be directly involved in building an A.T. structure that will be used for decades. For more information call 443-805-5408

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 - GLEN ELLEN TRAILS/LOCH RAVEN RESERVOIR - 4E (Updated 4/21/17)

Hiking on the Glen Ellen woods trails around coves beside Loch Raven Reservoir and looping back on a fire road. The woods trails are flat. We will twice cross a culvert with running water on the fire road. For more information call: 443-386-0862

WEDNESDAY - MAY 31 - QUIET WATERS PARK, ANNAPOLIS - 6E (Canceled)

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 - PVSP: CARRIE WAY - 7M (New 5/23/17)

A 7-mile Howard County hike located near the Davis Tunnel area of PVSP. Elevation gain is 800+ ft with a moderate pace. The hike has half a dozen minor stream crossings, some rocky and rugged terrain and many scenic water views. For information call 410-795-3965.

WEDNESDAY-JUNE 21- BENJAMIN BANNEKER PARK OELLA - 5M+ (Canceled 5/23/17)

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.

SUNDAY – JUNE 25 – PRIVY CONSTRUCTION AT ALEC KENNEDY SHELTER 
MCOM is scheduling one work day each month to work on construction of our new privy at the Alec Kennedy shelter on the A.T. in PA. If you are able to use a hammer or saw or can carry boards and other supplies, you can be helpful. This is a rare opportunity to be directly involved in building an A.T. structure that will be used for decades. For more information call 443-805-5408

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.

NOTE

Items highlighted with the following symbol denote the only hikes where dogs are permitted.

Please refer to our dog policy, here.

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