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MD Appalachian Trail Hike Section #6: Gathland State Park to Weverton
Join the HCRP Trail Hike program on the Appalachian Trail as it crosses Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, featuring historic Civil War sights and panoramic views of mountains and valleys; trip leaders will interpret points of interest and keep a moderate pace. Earn a certificate and patch by hiking each of the seven sections in the Maryland Appalachian Trail series at least once within a 3-year period. Earn a 100-mile patch after hiking sections in MD, VA and PA within a 5-year period. Fee includes leadership and transportation to & from Long Gate Park & Ride. Pre-registration required. 8 yrs+, children 15 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration: 410-313-7275. Information: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-4623. RP9180.801, Section #6: Start at a unique monument dedicated to Civil War correspondents and the site of several Civil War battles. Hike through a series of high cliffs, picturesque forests, and keep an eye out for migrating hawks, deer and wild turkey. The hawks stream in great waves, sometimes at eye-to-eye level. Named one of the most spectacular views along the AT, catch a glimpse of the panoramic view at Pleasant Valley Overlook and enjoy lunch at the cliffs overlooking the Potomac River and the three states. Moderately difficult terrain: 7 miles.
|Where||5001 Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (Meet at Long Gate Park & Ride)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 am–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone, Families|