Category: Maryland Area Hikes

The Mountain Club of Maryland is pleased to share with you information on local hikes in the DC/Baltimore area. Happy Trails!

Small but Mighty

Along the trail in Patapsco Valley State Park is a small but mighty waterfall. Full with the early spring rain, it flowed over the moss covered rocks towards a small stream. Loud and bold it was, showing its little might. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Far better is it to dare mighty […]


Have you ever heard of a Timberdoodle? I most certainly haven’t. That is, not until today. Enjoying a lovely hike in Rosaryville State Park today with friends, we had a brief lunch respite at the Mount Airy Mansion where George Washington helped celebrate his stepson’s wedding in 1774. […]

Cunningham Falls

Cunningham Falls located in the Catoctin Mountains Park is the largest cascading waterfalls in Maryland. Beautifully adorned in the early autumn, a perfect lunch spot on an arduous hike. The cool waters soothing the soul. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of […]

Hiking to Weverton Cliffs

Heading north on the Appalachian Trail from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, a tall mountain stands above the train tracks. If one looks closely there is an outcropping of rocks at the peak known as Weverton Cliffs. The cliffs are found on the southern end of South Mountain. Rising […]

Hiking on Ice

This morning I headed out to a local park The Patapsco Valley State Park. A┬áperennial favorite for my friend and I to hike. Arriving a little early so that I could explore, I stopped by “Lost Lake” and managed to capture four different birds in one image. The […]