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Pen Mar High Rock Road

Hike: AT: Pen-Mar / High Rocks / Devils Racecourse / Wolfsville Road, MD

This invigorating southbound Appalachian Trail ramble along the ridge of South Mtn. in Maryland features two highlights you’ll not soon forget.

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Time & Location

Aug 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Pen Mar High Rock Road, Pen Mar High Rock Rd, Highfield-Cascade, MD, USA

About the Event

$26. Long hike: 9½ mi., 2100 ft. ascent, 1900 ft. descent. Moderate hike: 6½ mi., 1300 ft. ascent, 1300 ft. descent.

The Appalachian Trail is always inviting – and never more so than in mid-August when it provides a perfect getaway from Washington’s summertime sauna. Today’s ridgetop ramble on the storied footpath takes us southbound along the crest of South Mtn from PenMar, a village on the Mason-Dixon line. We’ll first cross High Rocks, then pass through a chaotic boulder field called Devils Racecourse (the name will be apparent). Shortly thereafter the moderate hike ends at Raven Rocks Rd; long hikers continue over Buzzards Knob to Wolfsville Rd.

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