Appalachian Trail

Location: Northwest Maryland
Trip Starts: High Rocks
Trip Ends: Pen Mar State Park
Total Distance: 2.2 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331


This short 2.2 mile section of The Appalachian Trail descends from High Rocks to Pen Mar State Park, only a short distance from the Maryland and Pennsylvania Border. High Rocks has outstanding views to the west, and I caught an excellent sunset from this overlook in 1994. In 1996, I day-hiked this section while on a business trip, and combined a 1.7 mile road route with a 2.2 mile section of the Appalachian Trail. The loop hike took about an hour and a half.

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