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Beautiful fall morning for a hike. Snow-covered trail on the way out. Muddy soup on the way back. Normally it’s very crowded, but the weather and snow keep the crowds down.

Beautiful overlook in November. Muddy in sections. Well marked

Wet rocks and leaves made it a little sketchy. But worth it! A lot of recent rain had the tiny creek roaring! Beautiful !

One of my all time favorite hikes!

Nice walk on a beautiful day. Spots on the trail are muddy but there has been lots of rain lately. Fairly steep uphill but worth doing for the view.

This is a fun and relatively easy hike, but there is a section at about the 5 mile mark where the trail is difficult to follow (at least under a heavy amount of fallen leaves) and the yellow blazes are few-and-far-between. That can easily be fixed with a can of paint. My final numbers were 7.3 miles with 693' of elevation gain. I definitely plan to return someday and check out a few of the other trails.

We were visiting Gettysburg and found this trail via AllTrails app. Was a great Spring hike.

Arrived at 11:30am on Saturday, Nov. 3rd. If I didn't have handicapped tags on my car, I would not have gotten a parking space. In spite of the chilly, windy weather, the lot was full and the trail was very busy. Being 58 y.o. and disabled, it was a long, slow hike for me. But so worth the view from Annapolis Rock!

a zoo on the weekends

Short and sweet! I went to this beautiful hike this Fall Sunday and had a good day. I got there early, right after sunset, and only saw a few trail runners coming up and down (and a whole boy scout troop coming down). Some spots were muddy but not too bad. When I got to the top I was the only one there, for a long time too, then people started trickling in. Soon there were quite a few people there and I ventured further along the overlook and found peace and solitude.

Tip: if you get there in the middle of the day and its crowded, take a walk to the left past the rocks you immediately see and walk down a slope to the bottom of the group of second overlook rocks. Climb up on those rocks (it's not hard) and relax all by your self without the crowds and dogs, no one came over to that side while I chilled for awhile.

On my way down around 9:30 the crowds of people coming up made me immensely happy I rolled out of bed ( the clock rolling back an hour did not help). People and dogs galore. When I got back to the parking lot by a little after 10 the parking lot was full and people were waiting for spots. Another reason to get there early.

My husband and I did this trail yesterday and we loved it. The fall colors from Annapolis rock were breathtaking. Parts of the trail were quite muddy but it was a very enjoyable hike and not too strenuous.

How do you find the parking lot coming off 70?

Hiked there on a week day. There was light traffic and when I made it to the Annapolis Rock there were only 3 people there.

Such a fun trail! Planned this as a surprise date for my boyfriend, who owns a rock climbing facility. Great opportunities for bouldering along this trail! We loved it!!!

Loved this hike! The trails were very well marked and signage was posted accordingly. I would rate this as moderate. I started off counter clockwise and found this helpful as I went up the rockier parts and did not have as many rocks going down. That being said it is still a rocky trail. Loved seeing chimney rock and wolf rock. I would definitely like to return.

Went there last week and it is absolutely beautiful.

Great hike clear markings
Got the hike in before the rain

hiking
25 days ago

The trailhead is unmarked and the rock scrambling is tough, but the view of the stream makes it worth the trek.

This is a short hike, but the panoramic view of the valley below is stunning.

27 days ago

Short but steep. Great hike with cool views at the top. Just watch out for snakes

This place is fantastic, but a word to the wise--the initial bridge to the Blue Trail (the "moderate" one) is gone. I'm not sure why. This means that the only good way to get to the moderate trail is to start on the difficult Yellow Trail and walk/slide across one of the fallen log bridges. It's fun, but NOT easy, and I would not recommend taking small children until Spring 2019 or whenever they reinstate the bridge.

trail running
28 days ago

My first time running or being on the AT! Had to hike a little of the rocky steep section in that first mile. Great time, will go back again and go a bit further north on the AT!

awesome hike, breathtaking views

Great hike, great view

loved this hike. beautiful veiws a good hike up. go early if you want to take pictures on the rock, it gets crowded fast.

Love this trail. Love getting the kids off their computers and just hiking. Friendly people on trail.

Great hike! Good exercise, clean trails, friendly people. Plenty of parking at the entrance. It was not crowded the day we went, however, it was a bit foggy so once we made it to the top, there wasn't much you could see.

Hiked all the way past Black Rock cliff to Pogo shelter and back. It's kind of ridiculous how many people hike this considering there isn't anything really special about this hike.

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