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Washington Monument

 

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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!  Great for creating your own maps or for keeping you on the trail! Happy Hiking!

This five mile section of the Appalachian Trail features the first monument built dedicated to George Washington.  This rather impressive monument was built in 1827.  When open, the observation deck on top of the monument offers fine views of the surrounding countryside.  The AT crosses I-70 during this section on a footbridge over the highway.

The section begins as the trail crosses Alternate US 40 near the Old South Mountain Inn.  The trail travels by the Dahlgren Chapel on your right.  The trail climbs steadily as you leave Turner Gap.  At 1.5 miles cross Monument Road.  At 1.7 miles reach Washington Monument Road.  There is a small parking area nearby that holds about 10 cars.  The GPS coordinates are N39 29.886 W77 37.238 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.

Dahlgren Chapel

At 1.8 miles reach the main parking area for the Washington Monument.  This parking area holds about forty cars and the GPS coordinates are N39 29.934 W77 37.408 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.  At 2.0 miles bear right off paved path.  For those who want to visit the monument, continue on the paved path.

Washington Monument along the AT

At 2.3 miles pass under power lines.  At 4.1 miles cross Boonsboro Mountain Road.  There is parking available for about three cars at this trail crossing.  The GPS coordinates are N39 31.664 W77 36.763 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.  The trail ascends to the 1415 foot summit of Bartman Hill.

The trail crosses Boonsboro Mountain Road along a tree lined easement between two homes at 4.8 miles.  The trail crosses I-70 on a footbridge over the busy highway.  A blue blazed trail after crosses the highway, leads 0.2 miles to a large parking area on US 40.  This parking area holds about fifty cars and is very popular because of Annapolis Rock (see next section).  The GPS coordinates are N39 32.130 W77 36.223 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.  The main AT reaches the overpass for US 40 at 5.0 miles and travels under the bridge next to I-70.

Appalachian Trail footbridge over I-70

This marks the end of this section of the Appalachian Trail.  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!  For only $1.97 it's a great way to help plan your hike along the AT in Maryland.

 

Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide - Maryland
ONLY $5.00
Hiking guide with descriptions and maps for the Appalachian Trail as it travels in Maryland. The guide is broken down by 5 sections of the AT. The book comes to you delivered as a pdf file via email. Use the buy now button and we will send you the file via email usually within 24 hours of receiving payment.

Appalachian Trail in Maryland
Alt US 40 to US 40
ONLY $1.50
Hiking guide with descriptions and maps for just this section of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. The guide comes to you delivered as a pdf file via email. Use the buy now button below and we will send you the file via email usually within 24 hours of receiving payment. Happy Hiking!

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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