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2 days ago

Did this hike last year. It’s a decent hike for the area. Good views and some rock scrambling. Does get crowded and I prefer more quiet hikes.

Fun trail and beautiful views!

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.

Heads up: LOWER PORTION OF TRAIL FLOODED 11/4/2018

Gets a tad crowded during beautiful days

14 days ago

I’m local and have visited the King and Queen seat many times, but just recently took the time to discover the white trail itself. Money saving tip that’ll add some fun rocky terrain, cool rock formations and steep grade: park along MD Rt 24/Rocks Rd for FREE and take the purple trail straight up to where it connects with the white trail. If you want the big views at the King and Queen seat at the end, hang a right. Taking a left will get you there almost immediately. Diverse terrain with opportunities for some trail running along this loop.

I love the difficulty and variety of the A loop- I think it’s one of the most challenging hikes in the DMV area. Pretty high trafficked route.

Wish they had a bike rental store in this location. Would really inspire people to experiment the great outdoors and spectate this extraordinary historical sight.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun Hike! Great for kids.

This trail is great. Very hilly though

We walked counter-clockwise from the visitors center and saw the falls first, then hog rock, and then we turned south on the yellow trail before reaching thurmont. We had a 2 and 3 yr old with us and were taking our time. We recorded 5.7 mi on the yellow loop. It was a very nice hike with beautiful views and fall colors.

had a fun day with some brisk walking around 10+miles (we did a little extra walking here and there) in around five hours!

hiking
23 days ago

One of the best trails i have ever been on! St. Pete's is a very great hiking spot that has many different trails all throughout. Plus if you get over heated there is a water hole down near all the Boulders and rocks! If you havent gone you need to go!

A number of trails for those who want a good workout. Area offers a variety of activity including kayaking, and swimming during summer months

hiking
28 days ago

We parked up at the visitor center and walked the towpath to trail A. We did Trail A & C. Trail B is closed. Trail is A is a lot of climbing up and over rocks for 90% of the trail. I loved it. Ankles are a little sore but worth it. Follow the Blue blazes on trees/rocks. We began at 8:30 on a Saturday and it was very less people but it got much busier as day went on. Rocks can be slippery and sandy if it has rained. Be careful. Not a good trail for those who are timid or have knee issues.

Then we took the towpath to Trail C and that is a regular flat trail along the river. Easy to navigate.

River view is amazing and see it the whole way. Bring water and a snack if doing 2-3 trails.

Fun trail, many rocks to climb and great views.

More than moderate, got off trail a few times but was able to find my way with GPS.

The hike in this trail was amazing. We started with a warm up through the Park Headquarter / Orange Trail, then climbed up to the Wolf Rock, Thurmont Vista and Chimney Rock, the view from Thurmont Vista and Chimney Rock is breathtaking.

Beautiful woods/rock hike! A fair amount of terrain change/hills. A great workout!

1 month ago

Cool hike! King and Queen was great view but busy

Wonderful hike even on a foggy day, you miss some of the views but it’s an enchanting feel.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike, really enjoyed it. The King and Queen seat was very busy.

I'm docking a star only because one cannot truly summit this mountain since Camp David sits atop the peak. The trails for the most part are easy to follow. I tend to go counter-clockwise so I can save Cunningham Falls as a treat at the end. The large switchback on the White Trail is a bit tricky. Keep an eye out for the trail markers otherwise you will go a bit on a false trail that will disappear after about 1,000ft. Views from the overlooks are great. If you have the time, take the side trail, which is basically a pure scramble, to Wolf Rock for a proper view of it.

Creek, rocks, views: this trail has it all! It’s a very beautiful tropical-like hike with swimming holes, dense vegetation and little light, until you reach the Pinnacle area. What it is not is moderate! For a Pennsylvania hike with the amount of precipitation we’ve had this summer, this trail is HARD. It made Glen Onoko seem like a good place for parent’s to push their little ones in a stroller while wearing flip flops. (Don’t do that.)

There are allot of trail markings on straightaways with no other intersections. However, there are no trail markings when they’re needed most, but that was part of the fun. Quite a few times I needed to backtrack off rocks or creek crossings when I crossed too soon. I followed the orange trail and gave up at the Pinnacle outlook. It was a great climatic approach to the trail.

What you need:

1. Waterproof boots/ shoes with great grip
2. Lots and lots of water
3. Lots of bug spray!!

great hike. Section B was closed due to flooding. be prepared with a good amount of water

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked trail A. Great view, great workout. Has some challenging areas so, appropriate shoes are suggested. Will definitely go again. Does get a bit congested in the later morning hours.

Moderate tough with beautiful river side scenery and the sound of gushing river water.

Beautiful rolling hills type of hike. Nice section where you walk alongside a a beautiful and very approachable Creek. It is definitely is not easy though. I am an average fitness guy (I road bike 7 miles daily). AND I was only able to do 5 miles in 3 hours. There is this one place where the orange trail crosses a stream where it is easy to miss the markings. So be on the lookout.

Because I was running out of time I only did part B and the view of the river and wall of rocks was fenomenal

This is a great hike, beautiful views and so close to the city.

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