South Mountain State Park is a 40-mile long multi-use state park weaving along the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. It has no distinguishable boundary or entrance facility. South Mountain State Park can be accessed at a number of locations. Most of the park is only accessible by foot.
This was an easy hike, easier than I imagined. Don't be discouraged by the sound of the highway, you won't hear it around 15 minutes into the hike.
It was pretty cold when we went there. The rocks were lightly covered with snow which looked lovely in pictures.
There is suppose to be a spring nearby. We followed the trail but it lead to a pipe with some water flowing out of it. It was odd.
I hike the Patapsco Valley State Park once a week but (NOT SURE) if I can handle this. I am a Handicap Senior and the first mile to this trek looks like rough terrain and hard incline. Bones and Metal hurt in the winter so I am thinking of giving at a go this spring. Any photos or thought of the first Incline would help. Thanks and Happy Holidays.
Pretty easy hike, starts out uphill then is pretty flat for a couple of miles to annapolis rocks. Great view from the rocks, and even better from black rocks which is about a mile further. Rt 70 noise is present the entire trek. Not what I look for when wanting to get lost in the woods for a few hours.