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Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks
Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT in Maryland for ONLY $1.97! This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along the trail in Maryland and many of the official AT parking areas. Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail! Happy Hiking!
NOTE: The tracks are from 2009. Some trail relocation may have occurred, which will not be reflected with our GPS Tracks. The tracks are very close to the current trail.
Over forty miles of the Appalachian Trail travel across Maryland, with most of the AT following the ridgeline of South Mountain. Many call this stretch of the AT easy compared to other areas, however there are some steep climbs. The low point in the state along the trail is 261 feet at the Potomac River and the highest point is near High Rock with an elevation of 1905 feet.
This section of the Appalachian Trail takes hikers to its closest point to the nations capital, Washington, DC. While the AT in Maryland is called easy by some, it still offers plenty of challenges and some impressive scenery. For beginning backpackers or those getting in shape for longer trips, and those with just a few days to spend on the AT, the entire length of trail in Maryland can be done in a four to five day backpacking trip. Trail shelters and backpackers' campgrounds are spaced where most can be reached in a day's hike. Camping is only allowed at designated sites along the AT in Maryland.
View of the Potomac River from Weverton Cliffs
Scenic overlooks and historic sites provide a great destination for those looking to explore the AT on a day hike. Some popular day hikes include hiking from Greenbrier State Park to Annapolis Rock and Black Rock, from Greenbrier to Washington Monument State Park, and from Gathland State Park to Weverton Cliffs.
Annapolis Rock offers a fine view of Greenbrier Lake and Cumberland Valley to the west. Weverton Cliffs offers a spectacular view of the Potomac River and the area surrounding Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. Washington Monument State Park features the first monument to our nation's first President offers views to the east and west.
Use the links above to explore each section of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. Look above and purchase the GPS Tracks for the AT in Maryland to use for your hand held gps devise or use the tracks to create your own maps!
Below are some books/maps we recommend to anyone who is looking for more information about the Appalachian Trail in Maryland:
Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Map: Maryland
Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States - Maryland PA NJ NY
50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater D.C. Area: The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Guide
The Blue Hills of Maryland: History Along the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain and the Catoctins
AMC's Best Day Hikes near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation's Capital
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