Hiking The Appalachian Trail
Local Hiking Maps and Information
Just Starting To Hike?
Try the trails at Renfrew Park (maps at the visitor center) and Pine Hill Park (off Mentzer Gap Road) (maps at Washington Township office)
Local A.T. Access Points
PenMar Park MD, PenMar Rd. (limited parking), Old Rt. 16 (no parking area), Rt. 16 by Bicentennial Tree Trail (can be full on weekends – try a weekday hike!), Old Forge Rd. Picnic/Park area at Camp Penn, Caledonia Park. Also trail access at Mentzer Gap Rd., Rattlesnake Rd., and South Mtn. but not designated parking areas.
Wonderful Hiking Maps From Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
We highly recommend these detailed, waterproof contour maps. Shows area with access points, elevation profiles, etc. Available at patc.net. (cheaper if you are a PATC member!)
Catoctin National Park
Camping, hiking, scenic views, programs and special events. This local mountain has it all!www.nps.gov/cato