Nice Day Hike in Western Maryland

Nice Day Hike in Western Maryland

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Oct 24, 2006
Activities Activities: Hiking
Seasons Season: Fall

Getting to Annapolis Rock

Annapolis Rock is located near Rt. 40, west of Frederick, Maryland. It's a bit more than an hour from Washington, D.C. and/or Baltimore. Very accessible.

Difficulty and Accessibility

In terms of difficulty, Annapolis Rock is moderate at best. It's about 2.5 miles to the top. It's get your blood moving, and your breath to quicken, but is easily accessible for children and adults. You'll spend portions of the hike on the Appalachian Trail.


Fall FoliageGreat October foliage in the Cumberland Valley below Annapolis Rock.
Annapolis RockAnother view from the top of Annapolis Rock.
ClimbingYou may see some climbers at the top of Annapolis Rock.
Annapolis RockView west from Annapolis Rock
Hiking to Annapolis RockNice foliage on the walk up to Annapolis Rock.


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