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

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 JUNE 21 - DRUID HILL PARK/CLIPPER MILL AREAS - 5E (Rescheduled 5/30/17)

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 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 (Revised 6/5/17)
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 443-805-5408410-259-6857. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY-MONDAY - JULY 1-3: BLACK FOREST TRAIL-NORTH BACKPACK, TIADAGHTON STATE FOREST, PA—25H

Length: Day 1: 6.5 mi, Day 2: 10 mi, Day 3: 8.5 mi. Hike the northern section of the Black Forest Trail in north central PA on this 3-day backpack. The BFT takes you through valleys and along ridge tops in Tiadaghton State Park. Several steep ascents and descents, some nice views, plus several stream crossings. CARPOOL FEE: $25.00. For more information, phone, 443-676-1596.

SUNDAY - JULY 2 - PVSP OELLA HIKE - 6M

This 6 mile Sunday morning hike in Baltimore County provides a brisk morning hike that returns to the starting point around noon. We will hike at a 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- JULY 5 - DRUID PARK - 5E

Mainly flat, mainly sidewalk, explore this historically interesting park. For more information, phone 410-241-4918. MW

WEDNESDAY-JULY 5- LITTLE GUNPOWDER TRAIL-7M

Out & back hike in Baltimore County on the border with Harford County. Some flat sections, a portion that is hilly, a few small stream crossings & a waterfall. MEET: Carney Park & Ride for a For more information, phone 410-661-3182. No calls after 8.00 P.M. CARPOOL COST: $1.00.

WEDNESDAY - JULY 5 - CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK - 11H/S

Hike 11 miles visiting Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge and Thurmont Vista overlooks, Wolf and Chimney Rocks with a total elevation gain of 3000'. Pace averages 2.5 - 3 MPH. For more information, phone 410-461-3659. CARPOOL COST: $5.00

SATURDAY - JULY 8 - DEVIL'S RACECOURSE TO COWALL SHELTER - 10H

Join us on this out-and-back Frederick County hike that's as scenic as it is challenging. Total ascent is about 2,000 feet; some terrain is extremely rocky; there are a number of stream crossings; and the bulk of the hike is on the Appalachian Trail. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $6.00.

SUNDAY - JULY 9 - DAVIS TUNNEL AREA (#THREE) - 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.

SUNDAY - JULY 9 - SUSQUEHANNA STATE PARK - 8M

There’s a little bit of everything in terms of scenery - old grist mill, river views, patches of dense forests, historic white oaks, open fields, and Steppingstone Museum grounds. Pace averages 2.5+ mph.  For more information, phone (410) 948-9189. No calls after 8:30 PM.

WEDNESDAY - JULY 12 - GUNPOWDER STATE PARK BELOW PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - 5M

Hike is mostly along the river heading upstream towards Prettyboy dam, then looping back to parking lot. One very steep climb at the beginning, followed by a pretty, but challenging, rocky stretch along the initial section of the river. Rest of the hike is easier. For more information, phone 410 206 5478 MW

WEDNESDAY JULY 12-A A CNTY PARK, CROWNSVILLE- 6/7 M

Hike fully forested meandering trails bordering the Bacon Ridge stream valley. Moderate hills. Leave 10:00 am from the Hawkins Road parking area. For more information, phone 410-849-2191.

WEDNESDAY - JULY 12 - PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK: OELLA TO ILCHESTER - 11H

Join us on this 11 mile hike from Oella to Ilchester in Baltimore County and return through Howard County. We will pass ruins of home sites and an old cemetery. For more information, phone 410-536-5080.

SATURDAY - JULY 15 - CROMWELL / LOCH RAVEN - 10M

Out and back. Start at Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Farm (2175 Cromwell Bridge Rd) entrance. Hike to Loch Raven Reservoir for lunch and back; minor stream crossings, rolling terrain, a few moderate hills. For more information, phone 410-532-6597.

SUNDAY - JULY 16 - HISTORIC OAKLAND MANOR IN COLUMBIA, MD - 7E

This hike which is mostly on paved pathways. For more information, phone 410-381-7212.

SUNDAY - JULY 16 - LOCH RAVEN: EAST DAM TRAIL - 9M

The second in a series of Loch Raven hikes to trails not lead by the Mtn Club. Rescheduled after a April rain-out. 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 but scenic 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.

WEDNESDAY - JULY 19 - HARFORD GLEN ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER - 4/6E

Hike Harford Glen through wooded trails along Winters Run. Some hills and stream crossings. For more information, phone (443) 463-9232 MW

WEDNESDAY- JULY 19- ROCKBURN BRANCH PARK -7M

7 mile hike in Howard County. Moderate pace. For more information, phone (410) 905-1190.

WEDNESDAY - JULY 19 - PINE GROVE FURNACE AREA - 12S

Hike on the AT and other trails in the Pine Grove Furnace area in PA. Details pending, call hike leader after June 15 for more information. Pace 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone (410) 245-0589. CARPOOL COST: $7.00.

SUNDAY - JULY 23 - PVSP: CARRIE WAY - 7M (FAST PACE)

Join us on this 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 or 410-747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - JULY 26 AUGUST 9 - ALBERTON AREA, PVSP - 5M (Rescheduled 6/8/17)

Loop hike. For more information, phone 410 799 4273. MW

WEDNESDAY-JULY 26-NORTHWEST BRANCH STREAM VALLEY, SILVER SP, MD-7.5M

This is an out and back hike. The trail is wide with a few rocky areas, mostly flat & follows a tributary of the Anacostia River. For more information, phone 301-651-6743 or 301-651-8489..

WEDNESDAY - JULY 26 - PVSP: DANIELS AREA TO HOLLOFIELD AREA - 12H

Join us on this 12 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike includes some nice river views, a total ascent of 1,800+ feet, a couple of sections of irregular trail, some minor stream crossings, and lunch at the river. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

SATURDAY - JULY 29 - 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, phone 443-805-5408..

SUNDAY--JULY 30- MAGRUDER BRANCH TRAIL - 8M

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

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 2 - CROMWELL VALLEY PARK, LOCH RAVEN RESEVOIR - 5M

Hike the trails of Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County with some hills & stream crossings. MEET: 10.00 A.M. at parking lot at Willow Grove Farm. For more information, phone 410-336-7887 MW

WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 2-APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN MARYLAND-7.5M

An out-and-back hike going north from US-40 to Pogo Campground and side trip to Annapolis Rocks overlook. Pace averages 2 mph. For more information, phone 410-486- 8737. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 2 - CATOCTIN TRAIL /GAMBRILL SP- 11H

Join us on this 11 1/2 mile out-and-back hike in Frederick County. The hike includes some extremely rocky sections of trail, a number of stream crossings, and a couple of challenging climbs along the way to racking up a total ascent of 2,400+ feet. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. L For more information, phone 410 747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 5 - POND RUN-HALF MOON LOOKOUT/WHITE ROCKS, GREAT NORTH MOUNTAIN, VA-W.VA.—15S

Length: 15 miles; Elevation gain: 1600 ft. Hike on Pond Run Trail crossing stream a total of 9 times to overlook at Half Moon Lookout, and White Rocks. Specatular views of Trout Run Valley between Mill Mountain and Long Mountain. For more information, phone 443-676-1596.

SUNDAY - AUGUST 6 - GWYNNS FALLS TRAIL - 9M

A 9.4 mi. out-and-back hike from I-70 to Leon Day Park. For more information, phone 410-486-8737.

WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 9-SAVAGE PARK/ PATUXENT BRANCH TRAIL-7M

7 mile circuit hike in Howard County with a few small stream crossings. Moderate pace. For more information, phone (410) 905-1190.

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 9 - LAKE WILLIAMS / REDMAN IN YORK - 12H

This hike of approximately 12 miles will circle Lakes Williams and Redman in York with some hills and possible minor stream crossings, providing pleasant views of the two water reservoirs for the city of York, PA. The circuit requires that we walk through two drainage passages under I-83; one is only 4 feet high and requires walking in a stooped position for 100 feet. (If rainfall conditions don’t permit safe passage, we’ll change to an out-and-back hike.) Plan to stop at Browns for peach sundaes afterward. Pace averages 2.5 miles per hour. For more information, phone 443-805-5408. CARPOOL COST: $2.00.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 12 - ELIZA DORSEY LANE TO WOODSTOCK - 12H

Join us on this new 12 mile hike in Howard County. Features of this Patapsco Valley State Park hike include brand new sections of trail, a variety of landscapes, and many striking views of the Patapsco River and some of its tributaries. Elevation gain is 2,000+ feet, and our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3.0 mph. The hike has about a half dozen minor stream crossings, a number of sections of rocky, rugged terrain, and a couple of stretches of tilted, irregular trail. Our 20 minute lunch will be near the river. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

SUNDAY - AUGUST 13 - PVSP: DAVIS TUNNEL AREA - 8 M/H

Join us on this 8 1/2 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike has a number of small stream crossings, relatively little rocky terrain, and a number of short but steep climbs resulting in 1,500+ feet of elevation gain. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. There will be a 20 minute lunch break. For more information, phone 410 747-2868.

Wednesday - August 16 - CYLBURN ARBORETUM HIKE – 2E (New 6/22/17)

Stroll for about 2 easy miles on forest trails and through formal gardens around the historic mansion house at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore City. For more information call 443-386-0862

WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 16- PVSP HOLLOFIELD AREA-7M

This hike has hills; some steep. For more information, phone, 410-381-7212.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 19 - 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, phone, 443-805-5408.

SUNDAY - AUGUST 20 - 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.

WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 23-RACHEL CARSON GREENWAY, SILVER SP, MD-7.5M

This is a loop hike which is mostly flat, but has some gentle inclines. The trail follows a tributary of the Anacostia River for most of the hike. For more information, phone 301-651-6743 or 301-651-8489.

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 23 - ELIZA DORSEY LANE TO WOODSTOCK - 12H

Join us on this new 12 mile hike in Howard County. Features of this Patapsco Valley State Park hike include brand new sections of trail, a variety of landscapes, and many striking views of the Patapsco River and some of its tributaries. Elevation gain is 2,000+ feet, and our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3.0 mph. The hike has about a half dozen minor stream crossings, a number of sections of rocky, rugged terrain, and a couple of stretches of tilted, irregular trail. Our 20 minute lunch will be near the river. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 26 - 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 - AUGUST 30 - QUIET WATERS PARK, ANNAPOLIS - 5E MW

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 call 410-647-4824

WEDNESDAY-AUGUST 30 LITTLE BENNETT PARK AT KINGSLEY-8M

An approx 8-mile hike through the woods of Little Bennett Regional Park in Montgomery Cnty. There are hills, some long, but gradual. Also a stream crossing which will have water possibly high/wide enough to cause wet feet. For more information, phone, 410-489-9849.

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 30 - CATOCTIN FURNACE TO CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN - 13H

Come enjoy this challenging out-and-back hike in Frederick County. Highlights of this hike include the 1,000+ foot ascent of Bob’s Hill, the overlooks from Bob’s Hill, and lunch on the water at an idyllic spot on Hunting Creek. There are many rocky sections of trail, no stream crossings to speak of, and 2,500+ feet of total ascent. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 2 - COLUMBIA, MD ELKHORN TO LONG REACH - 8E

This 9 AM hike is around the lake and through the woods on paved pathways. For more information, phone 410-381-7212.

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 3 - 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.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 6 - 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

WED-SEPTEMBER 6-SHERWOOD FOREST-GET WET HIKE-6 M(+-)

Hike the woods and hills in and near the community the of Sherwood Forest AND wade into the Severn River for 100 yards or more to complete a circuit hike. Water depth will be at least knee high and possibly hip height. Bring wading shoes for the water part. For more information, phone 410-849-2191.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 6 - 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 10.5 miles going south from Alternate US-40 to White Rock Trail and Bear Spring Cabin. Total elevation gain is 2,000' with the longest climb of 800' over 1.6 miles. Pace averages 2.5 miles per hour. For more information, phone 301-596-9060. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 9 - FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST / HAMBURG RD - 11H

This 11-mile loop hike in Frederick County will start on the Catoctin Trail’s Hamburg Road parking area and then branch off onto the trails and paths that network this forest, passing three ponds and the tip of the Frederick reservoir. The hike has one long steep climb and several moderate climbs for 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 - SEPTEMBER 9 - LITTLE DEVIL’S STAIRCASE, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK—15S

Length: 15 miles; Elevation gain: approximately 3,700 ft. Steep, rocky climb up Little Devil’s Staircase to Hogback Overlook and along the AT and Thornton River Trail in Shenandoah National Park. For more information, phone 443-676-1596.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 13 - LIBERTY RESERVOIR, BOLLINGER MILL - 5M

Out & back 5 mile hike with hills. For more information, phone 443-762-1219. MW

WEDNESDAY-SEPTEMBER 13-PVSP DANIELS-OLD FREDRICK RD-7M

This 7 mile hike has hills (some steep) and stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-381-7212.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 13 - AT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA - 14.6S

Out and back hike on the AT from Ashby Gap south to Trillium Trail. Details pending, call hike leader after June 15 for more information. Pace 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone (410) 245-0589. CARPOOL COST: $10.00.

SATURDAY - September 16 - AT MAINTENANCE WORK CREW -M

We will be dealing with a persistent wet spot near Pole Steeple. This will involve digging trenches and lining them with rocks. There are other, less physical, jobs at that location including brush trimming, blaze refreshing, possible graffiti removal at Pole Steeple and other routine chores to assist the local maintainer. Expect 4 to 6 hrs of moderate labor. Possible short periods of intense work. For more information, phone 443-803-5416

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 17- GUNPOWDER FALLS STATE PARK - SWEET AIR - 7M

Although relatively easy hiking, there are a few short climbs and we will be hiking at a quick pace with a short snack stop. Pine forests, stream views, and open meadows make for a lovely Sunday morning time in the woods! For more information, phone (410) 948-9189. No calls after 8:30 PM.

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 17 - PATAPSCO TRAIL FEST HIKES

Mountain biking, trail running, hiking, camping and other events are all included within one weekend at the Patapsco Trail Fest. As the date approaches, check the MCM web site for information about MCM led hikes.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 20 - DANIELS HILLS, HOWARD COUNTY - 5M

This slow paced leisure Hike has some hills. For more information, phone 410-381-7212. MW

WEDNESDAY-SEPTEMBER 20-LEAKIN PARK 7M

All within Baltimore City. Explore parts of the park you have never seen. Some bushwacking. For more information, phone. 443-986-8995.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 20 - PAT. 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 - SEPTEMBER 23 - 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, phone 443-805-5408.

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 23 - CATOCTIN FURNACE TO CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN - 13H

Come enjoy this challenging out-and-back hike in Frederick County. Highlights of this hike include the 1,000+ foot ascent of Bob’s Hill, the overlooks from Bob’s Hill, and lunch on the water at an idyllic spot on Hunting Creek. There are many rocky sections of trail, no stream crossings to speak of, and 2,500+ feet of total ascent. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-747-2868. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 24 - PVSP: HOLLOFIELD AREA - 6M

Join us on this 6 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike has a few minor stream crossings, some rocky sections, and a total ascent of 1,000+ feet, including a couple of steep climbs. There will be a 10 minute snack break but no lunch. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 27 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR AT TRACEY STORE ROAD - 4M

We will hike on the Prettyboy Trail beside Prettyboy Reservoir and will loop back on forest trails. The hike has one uphill climb, some inclines, and no notable stream crossings. These forest trails are less cleared than park trails, and the footing is uneven at times. For more information, phone 443-386-0862. MW

WEDNESDAY-SEPTEMBER 27- LAKE ROLAND-6E/M

Enjoy the trails of Lake Roland at a 2 ½ mph pace. Some minor hills and one stream crossing. MEET 10 AM at the parking lot near the dam. For more information, phone, 410-358-5414.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1 CANOE/KAYAK TRIP, PINE BARRENS, NJ

Paddle two Rivers. Arrive Friday night and camp two nights. at the campground in Wharton State Forest. You provide lunches. Two breakfasts, one dinner and cookie breaks provided. Cost est. $25.00. Toll roads $15.20 est. Prior Registration required by September 18th. For more information, phone (410) 569-3731, or 410- 828-8604.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 4 - MARSHY POINT NATURE CENTER HIKE - 5-E

All flat trails. Some may be a little wet (marshy). Bathrooms available in Nature Center. For more information, phone; 410-335-2266. MW

WEDNESDAY-OCTOBER 4- PATAPSCO SP-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 - OCTOBER 4 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL ACROSS MD SERIES - 8M

One of a series of 9 hikes on the Appalachian Trail across Maryland. An out and back hike of a total of 8 miles going north from Gathland State Park to White Rock overlook via Bear Spring Cabin. Total elevation gain is 950' with the longest climb of 450' over 1.5 miles. Pace averages 2.5 miles per hour. For more information, phone 410-259-6857. CARPOOL COST: $5.00.

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 7 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - BOLLINGER TRAIL HIKE -10M

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 a new 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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7—BUZZARD ROCKS, MASSANUTTEN MOUNTAINS, VA.—16S

Length: 16 miles; Elevation gain: 3600 ft. Hike on the Buzzard Rock trail to Elizabeth Furnace in the Northern Massanutten Mountains. Return from Elizabeth Furnace on the Sherman Gap Trail and the Massanutten East Trail. Nice views from Buzzard Rocks and the Massanutten East Trail. Sections of the trail are very rocky. For more information, phone, 443-676-1596.

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 8 - NCR BIKE RIDE - 21 MILES

Bike from White Hall to New Freedom or further and back. Will depend on interest as to mileage and lunch stop. For more information, phone (410) 948-9189. No calls after 8:30 PM.

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 8 - SOLDIERS DELIGHT - 7M

This hike will cover all of the blazed trails at Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area and will include a mixture of trails through serpentine barrens, fields, and wooded areas. There are a few easy stream crossings and no significant hills (total elevation < 700 feet). We will have a brief lunch/snack break. Our pace will be moderate (2.5 - 3 mph moving average). For more information, phone (410) 876-7053.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 11 - COLUMBIA MD DOWNTOWN PATHWAYS - 6M

This leisure hike includes the History of Oakland Manor. The hike is mostly on paved pathways For more information, phone 410-381-7212. MW

WEDNESDAY-OCTOBER 11- PVSP/AVALON/ORANGE GROVE AREA-7M

This 7-mile hike includes several hills and stream crossings and will be led at a moderate pace (2-2.5 mph). For more information, phone 410-991-2801.

SATURDAY-MONDAY - OCTOBER 14-16 - DOLLY SODS BACKPACK - 20H

This is the usual post-Columbus Day Dolly Sods backpack. The registration period is September 11th to October 11th. Limit of 10 participants. For more information, phone 410-259-8623. ESTIMATED CARPOOL COST: $25.00.

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 14 - 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.

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 15 - PVSP: DREXEL WOODS DRIVE - 8M/H (FAST PACE)

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 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). 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 - OCTOBER 18 - MIDDLE PATUXENT RIVER VALLEY - 5-6E

Hike on pathways, trails and sidewalk. For more information, phone 410-730-5485. MW

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 18-PANTHER BRANCH/GUNPOWDER-5/6M

A beautiful hike in Northern Baltimore County from Camp Puh'Tok through the Gunpowder SP with small stream crossings & varied terrain (hills included). For more information, phone 410-429-4954.

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 21 - 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, phone, 443-805-5408.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR - GUNPOWDER LOOP/HEMLOCK GORGE, 9.5 M/H

Join us on a 3 loop hike at the top of the Reservoir on the Gunpowder River. We will hike along both sides of the river, first on the west side of Gunpowder Road to River Valley Ranch. After lunch we will go into a cave on the north side, flashlight recommended (biggest cave in Baltimore County - pictures on Google Earth) and go to the Betty’s Run waterfall. Then we will hike another loop on the east side of Gunpowder Road to Hemlock Gorge, 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. Pace of 2.5 mph. For more information, phone 410-374-4879. No calls after 8 p.m. CARPOOL COST: $2.00

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 22 - LOCH RAVEN: SHERWOOD TRAIL - 6H

The third in a series of Loch Raven hikes to trails not lead by the Mtn Club. This is a hard ~6 mile hike on the less used Loch Raven Sherwood Trail starting from the Warren Rd trailhead on the west side of Loch Raven opposite side of the Poplar Hill trail. The trail loops around Sherwood Hill with views of the Hunt Valley area. The hike is rugged, steep, with off-trail sections and many ups and downs totally 1200+ ft of elevation gain. This trip is much harder than the distance implies. For more information, phone 410-828-5038.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 25 - PRETTYBOY RESERVOIR AT GEORGE'S CREEK -4M

We will hike for about 4 miles along George's Creek and Prettyboy Reservoir and will return through the woods with some inclines and several small stream crossings. These forest trails are less cleared than park trails, and the footing is uneven at times. For more information, phone 443-386-0862. MW

WEDNESDAY -OCTOBER 25-LIBERTY RESERVOIR DEER POINT TRAIL-8M

This new hike in Carroll Cnty is a circuit of the peninsula cut-off by the Rt. 26 reservoir bridges. Mostly footpaths and some fire roads. Some hills & minor stream crossings. For more information, phone 410-608-0967 (cell).

SATURDAY - October 28 - AT MAINTENANCE WORK CREW -M

We will be dealing with persistent problem spots near Cove Mountain. This will involve setting stepping stones in a seasonal wet spot and making a rogue campsite unusable because of continuing problems with fire rings and trash. There are other, less physical, jobs at that location including brush trimming, blaze refreshing, water bar cleanout and other routine chores to assist the local maintainer. For more information, phone; 443-803-5416

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 28 - PVSP: DANIELS AREA TO HOLLOFIELD AREA - 12H

Join us on this 12 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike includes some nice river views, a total ascent of 1,800+ feet, a couple of sections of irregular trail, some minor stream crossings, and lunch at the river. Our pace while hiking will be 2.5 - 3 mph. For more information, phone 410-747-2868.

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 29 - PVSP: DAVIS TUNNEL AREA (#1) - 6M

Join us on this 6 mile Patapsco Valley State Park hike in Howard County. The hike has two minor stream crossings, a couple of sections of rocky terrain, and plenty of climbing — almost 1,000 GPS-measured feet, including 155 feet in the last .15 mile. 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

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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