Take a hike on the Appalachian Trail in MD. For a FLAT hike, leave Harper's Ferry via the bridge over the Potomac River, turn right on the C&O Canal towpath. Walk your distance and return.

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Appalachian Trail Maryland

Year Round Walk

SN: 125691 - 2024 / Y2330

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Bridge over Potomac River from Harper's Ferry
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Potomac River from Weverton Cliffs
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when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start times: Daily, dawn to dusk.

Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB) only

where is the event

Myersville, Maryland

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs


The Appalachian Trail

CC: Washington County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers charges all participants a $4 fee.The Potomac River divides Maryland and Virginia, but the Maryland-Virginia boundary is next to the Virginia shoreline and not in the middle of the river. Be aware that rain and snow can make footing on the trail treacherous and the summer heat and humidity can be oppressive. We suggest you walk with sturdy boots and trekking poles or a hiking staff. There are no services on the trail so you must carry water and food. Pets are allowed on the Appalachian Trail, but owners must keep pets on leashes six feet or shorter. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.

conditions for the event

Rating: 3C, Distance: 5, 66km

Restrooms: No

Pets: Yes

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

The entire route follows the Appalachian Trail from Harpers Ferry WV, across the Potomac and then along the South Mountain Ridge to the Mason Dixon Line on the border with Pennsylvania. You may do a through hike southbound or northbound, or an out and back anywhere you have access to the trail.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page or the maps phrase below, if provided by the club. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

Maps phrase and directions link

Click "GO" to bring up the directions on Google maps to the event starting point.

Appalachian Trailhead Parking, 11196 Baltimore National Pike, Myersville, MD 21773

The above maps phrase is only provided for planning purposes. The downloaded event directions provide detailed directions to the starting point and possible alternate start point locations. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL START BOX AT THIS LOCATION.

event sponsor

Seneca Valley Sugarloafers (AVA-0419)

Event website: sugarloafers.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.