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Annapolis Rock /Black Rock dayhike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: near Boonsboro MD see directions
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 26 2014  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 8 2014 2:46 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 25 2014 2:46 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Crossposting thi event from the Baltimore Hiking MEetup website.  See here:


A nice, moderate/ strenous walk to welcome the =-hopefully-- coming of spring.   Cross-posting this ith the Maryland Outdoor Club.



8 miles, RT, plan on about 4 hrs total time.  About 900 feet worth of elevation change.  Boots are always highly recommended.
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.
Annapolis Rock is also a popular camping area, with a campground of 16 sites including 2 group sites. A campground caretaker is also on-site during the warmer months, and helps monitor the area and provide information to hikers. The Annapolis Rock Campground is a non-fee first come-first-serve location.
Annapolis Rock is not only a popular location for hikers, but also a favorite spot for rock climbers. Black Rock Cliff, 1.0 miles further north on the Appalachian Trail is the favorite of the two overlooks with many local hikers for its panoramic views and less traffic.

Required Items to Bring:




Weather appropriate clothing 


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cash if joining us for lunch after

How to Get There:
Event Directions: offers full details, and a link to a Googlemaps mapper to the trailheadThere is no address to map the trailhead to- it's a small parking lot on the left (heading west) side of US rte 40. 

This is what Googlemaps suggests- I dont vouch for the accuracy of the address 

11174-11188 Baltimore National Pike
Myersville, MD 21773



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