Annapolis Rocks Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boonsboro, MD that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
First time on the Appalachian trail and it was a good one to start with! First part where you start to go up in elevation is a little tiring but definitely manageable. The rest was pretty easy but had a few rocks and sticks to watch out for. We stopped a few times for snacks and picture breaks and it took us about 3 hours. Weather was nice and the view was great.
Found a new favorite spot! I'd suggest getting there early, I got there around 8am and the lot was already decently filled from people camping. By the time I left cars were parked all along route 40. The trail itself was very quiet though.
Trail was very well maintained, clean, and moderate difficulty. If you hike often, it's a very relaxed hike. If you don't hike often, you'll huff and puff for the first portion, a mile or so, but then you'll be fine.
Can't wait to come back when the leaves have changed even more!
How are the leaves looking there now? Thanks!
Great view! And a good workout!
Awesome hike! Worth your time. Make sure you go to black rock overview as well.
Nice hike Ruth a great pay offf
Awesome fun, well marked with loads of hikers. Mid Atlantic Hiking Assoc. was there joining the fun. Friendly dog trail too!
Great overlook of the valley, and lake. Rock climbing was taking place at the overlook as well . Loads of fun.
Beautiful day & views! Tough climb up, but worth the work!
First hike ever and it was perfect!!!
Great trail. It's got a nice incline at the beginning but then levels off after a mile or two. The Annapolis rock overlook is beautiful and also great for rock climbing. If you continue on the trail for a mile past Annapolis rock, you'll hit the black rock overlook which is also great.
The incline in the beginning was pretty good...lots of rocks. We did not find a waterfall; Just a small spring. Amazing views !! Saw some rock climbers at the overlook which was fun. Great trail!
It took us about two hours with a little lounge at the overlook.
Great view! easy hiking trail if your looking for exercise go somewhere else. the Harpersferry overlook is harder then this place.
Great to sit on the rocks facing west when the sun is setting. Not too many people up there. Campsite, maybe should bring a tent next time and stay longer but, had to hike back before too dark.
Good trail with an amazing view! It's not too difficult for anyone in decent cardio shape, although it can be a bit of an uphill workout in the beginning for someone not in good shape. Highly recommended trail!