One is a series of nine hikes along the Appalachian Trail across Maryland. This 8.8 mile moderate hike begins at a small parking lot... more » on I-40 outside of Myersville and heads north to Pogo Campground. Passing Annapolis Rock and Black Rock overlooks, spectacular valley views are seen. Total elevation gain of 1,600′ with the longest climb of 500′ over .9 miles.
DIRECTIONS TO HIKE SITE: Taking I-70 West, past Frederick to Exit 42 – Myersville. Head north on Maryland 17, turning right in town to continue on MD-17. Turn left at the light onto I-40. Continue for 3.4 miles. Parking lot is located on the left at the top of the hill before I-40 crosses over I-70.
HIKE DESCRIPTION: Starting at the parking lot, head down to access the Appalachian Trail. At this point, turn right to head north. Sign indicating Annapolis Rocks. This is an out-and-back hike that offers spectacular views of Greenbriar State Park. Passing Pine Knob shelter (1 mile), Annapolis Rock Overlook (2.2 miles), and Black Rock Overlook, lunch at Pogo Campground before returning. This is a moderate hike that offers one significant slow and steady climb on a partially rocky trail. The remainder is pleasant with one stream crossing close to Pogo Campground. less «