Event Category: Hike
Start Date: Wednesday, 7/3/2019
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Contact: Duncan Thompson
(PATC Map 4) From the Old Forge Picnic Area we’ll hike the AT, horse trails, bike trails, abandoned trails, two optional scrambles up Shaffer Rocks, and a one minute bushwhack with streams, views, rocks and lots of hemlocks. 8-10 miles.
We’ll meet 7:30am. Meet at trailhead at 8:55am. Leader will be at Sterling.
Two meeting places:
Carderock. From Va take the Beltway over the Cabin John Bridge into Maryland and take the first exit and go west(left) onto the George Washington Parkway. Take the first exit, cross over the parkway and down under the canal. At the “T” turn right and then left into the parking area.
W&OD lot in Sterling. On Va-28 from the Dulles Toll Road go west on Waxpool Road (left exit) and turn right on Pacific Blvd. Parking will be on left after bridge. On Va-28 from Va-7 take Nokes Blvd west and turn left on Pacific Blvd. Parking will be on right just before bridge.
Go north on I-495 to I-270 north.
Go north on I-270 to I-70 at Frederick.
Go west on I-70 to exit 35.
Go north on MD-66 5.0 miles to MD-64.
Turn right and go 5.4 miles to MD-418 (flashing light).
Turn right and go 1.8 miles to Pa-Md line. Continue straight another 1.4 miles to PA-16.
Turn left and then turn right on Old Forge Road at the next light.
Go 5 miles to Old Forge Picnic Area on right.
Just before will be Camp Penn on left.
From W&OD parking:
Go west on Va-7 to US-15.
Go north on US-15 to I-70.
Follow directions on line 3 above.