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35 minutes 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.

Beautiful overlook in November. Muddy in sections. Well marked

Nice moderate trail with a number of hills and valleys

Great trail

One of my all time favorite hikes!

Revisited.

Returned to the LR course I last ran on July 11th this year. What a revelation! It’s the exact same course I did in mid-summer with vastly different terrain in mid-fall. The run was slowed down due to blowdown, marshes and slip pits from rains the last 2 days, fallen leaves everywhere (more slips), hidden rocks, branches and other obstacles that you cannot see due to the fallen leaves (trip harzards), briars and pointy branches lining the trail that you now encounter due to midline marshes and slip pits, twigs everywhere — really, this was a much different run than in summer. Nonetheless, it is still a great 4-mile course! Managed to get in two out-n-backs for 8.4 miles total. Had two big slip-n-falls while trying to ante up on speed over unseen mud slicks. Walking around the deep marshes was also a challenge. Be prepared to get muddy when the trail is like this, from the shoes up. Still a great outing and I look forward to returning. My recording is posted.

Completed: 10 November 2018

Fun trail and beautiful views!

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.

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!

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

hiking
11 days ago

The way I hiked, this was an out and back trail, not a loop. Followed temporary signs for Flat Rock Trail and parked in the upper lot by the horse area. The spur trail from the parking area to the rattlesnake trail is marked with blue ribbon. No indication where the trail joins the yellow blazed Rattlesnake Trail. Several other hikers were confused at this junction. Follow the yellow blazed trail, it winds in a circle until you find a sign pointing towards Flat Rock Trail. Lots of people on the trail on a Sunday afternoon in November but it didn’t feel overcrowded. Beautiful view from the top.

a zoo on the weekends

Gets a tad crowded during beautiful days

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.

This hike was hilly and rocky, but enjoyable. Watch out for snakes

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.

12 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.

How do you find the parking lot coming off 70?

Beautiful views on the blue trail! We got a little turned around at the white rock viewpoint but eventually found our way back to the trail. Would definitely hike this trail again!

It’s tougher than you may expect but worth it! Also if you visit the day after a rain storm expect about 4-5 water crossings so bring a change of shoes for everyone!

hiking
13 days ago

Fun Hike! Great for kids.

A pretty casual hike. A bit busy sometimes. Kids loved it.

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.

Great Trail! Nice Views of the Bay!

This trail is great. Very hilly though

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