High Rock and Raven Rock from Raven Rock Road

MODERATE 8 reviews
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High Rock and Raven Rock from Raven Rock Road is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smithsburg, MD that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

6.4 miles 1040 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice hike to two beautiful views. Quick climb at the beginning, then a nice walk along the ridge ending at High Rock. The hike on on the Appalachian Trail the entire time. Start at the trail head on the North side of Raven Rock road and continue North. Raven Rocks and a camp ground will be on your right after a bit of a climb. Keep going on the AT North until you see a sign indicating the High Rock viewpoint 0.2 mile loop. Enjoy the views. Some of the best around :)

hiking
8 days ago

SOBO it was a lovely walk through the woods. High Rock has a breathtaking view. Ravens Rock is very steep and going back up it was tiring! Overall a great hike- I would recommend.

hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

The first half up was rough af but the rest of the way was perfectly pleasant! Felt v accomplished on the way home!

8 months ago

camping
11 months ago

Parking is best on the opposite side of the road. There was only one other car so I didn't have trouble. I ran into two people near the beginning of the trail but that was it. The first 15 mins is straight uphill so be prepared. Other then that it's a rather enjoyable walk. On another mountain close by someone started shooting guns, so I turned around bc my 8 month Shepard was startled and whimpering. Therefore we did not make it to what I am assuming is the end view from the pictures.

There is a nice view though once you make it up the first hill.

tried to go and couldn't even find a parking close to the entrance :/