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Annapolis Rock/ Black Rock dayhike (Maryland AT)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Annapolis Rock parking lot,20 miles west of Frederick MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 24 2013  9:30 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 16 2013 2:17 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 23 2013 6:45 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Not the most challenging hike around, but one with some impressive overlooks/ views. And a decent introduction to the Appilachain Trail in Maryland. (~4 miles out and back 4 back).

As usualy, hike taken from The hiking desription can be found here:  Also note the link on the page, which will give you Google Maps directions to the parking lot.  This lot is located off the shoulder of a rurual section of US--rte 40-- there is no address to feed into a GPS.

"The Annapolis Rock/Black Rock Cliff hike on the Appalachian Trail, is one of the most popular in Maryland, and for good reason. The views from both lookouts are spectacular on a clear day. From Annapolis Rock the vista is to the southeast and Greenbrier Lake, and from Black Rock Cliff a 180 degree panorama west"......

In keeping with my normal philosphy that "a tired dog is a happy dog"- leashed dogs welcome.  But: keep an eye on the temperature/humidity....this is still August; mine typically stay home when it's too hot out there.

Required Items to Bring:
Water,2 L. Boots/sturdy footwear. sun protection
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
snacks for the trail cash for lunch after, if desired. bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:About 65 miles west of downtown Baltimore. Route 70W to Rte 17 N (exit 42); to US 40 West. Parking lot is about three miles up thr road, once you oin US40. Parking area is on the LEFT shoulder. Across the road is a "Smoky the Bear"/ Fire Condtions sign. If you see GreenBriar State Park, or the "DogPatch Tavern"'ve gone too far. Googlemaps Directions are off the Hiking Upward webpage.

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