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Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. As with most of Maryland's State Parks, a park map is available at the park office. Located in the Appalachian Mountains, this state park offers many recreational opportunities. The man-made freshwater lake offers swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing opportunities. There are also hiking trails which meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area's geological history. Picnic tables and grills and playgrounds are available in the day-use area.

The snow and ice made the hills a bit treacherous. However, I would like to do this trail again in warmer weather.

hiking
11 days ago

I agree with the other reviews that this should be considered moderate. Had some difficulty finding the trailhead, but it was a great hike otherwise.

Great hike! Beautiful view at the top.

It's a mainly rocky trail. A little muddy due to all the rain, but a well kept trail. It's pretty easy until you get to the bottom of the hill right before the monument, which is a rather steep incline. A great trail overall.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trial. Probably would rate this moderate instead of easy. With all the leaves on the trial. It’s hard to see all the rocks on the trial.

Well maintained. pretty muddy in spots due to recent snow. substantial footwear is a must due to rock path. view at the top is great as well as the many outcroppings along the way

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, heavy rains left a stream to cross. Lots of rocks to walk on.

Great hike.If you get an early start the lake is great in the morning light. To change things up I made a left on the AT off Bartman Hill and hiked over to Annapolis Rock.The Monument is nice but the view from annapolis Rock is awesome. If you start off Mountain Laurel Rd and follow this guide it is about a 13.5 mile hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful park and scenery!

Great day! Weather crisp and clear. Trail was busy today! We will be back.

Didn't make it the whole way to Washington Monument just due to timing. The hike up Bartman Hill Trail is on the steeper side and there was a stream coming down the trail. Once on the AT the trail is mostly flat with only slight elevation gain. We saw a copperhead and a black rat snake on the trail. Some sections of the trail were quite muddy, but easy enough to walk through or on the side off without getting off trail. There are bathrooms near the lake. Entrance fee for the park is $5/person if you are out of state, and I think $3/person if you are in state.

mountain biking
5 months ago

It was a good time challenging uphills and fun down hills

5 months ago

This is a nice 5 mile hike. Most of it is in the woods and it ends along a lake. All Trails labeled it easy. The sign at the park says difficult. I’d go with moderate. It’s rocky and there are some up hill stretches. The trail is very clearly marked. You can begin and end at a picnic area with bathroom facilities. There’s a sign at the park entrance that says “pets prohibited.”

hiking
6 months ago

The trail itself it’s not particularly difficult it’s got about two steep inclines. The only draw back is there is a section of the trail where there is a large collection of trash; i.e. beer bottles, rusted metal items. Aside from that, which could be a park maintenance problem, it’s a lovely hike!

6 months ago

When I arrived I saw a HUGE sign that said pets prohibited! Discouraging!!!! Yes

The parking lot at Greenbrier State Park was full. So, I parked my car off US 40 start the hike at intersection of Bartman Hill Trail and AT. Great Hike. Nice views from Washington Monument. Parts of AT was very muddy.

Great views. Love the shade trees.

hiking
7 months ago

The first incline was challenging. Crossed a few streams, trail is rocky and sometimes loose and muddy. $5/person to get into the park. Bring bug spray and have fun. A nice trail.

Great hike for fitness enthusiasts and forest lovers—less so for big views. Has some of the best marked trails you will find. A lake for swimming and campgrounds. I had a great 9 mike hike w my daughter. Worn out! Happy.

I hiked this backward, picking up the Appalachian trail northbound at the Washington monument parking lot. I then continued past Wolfsville gap and stopped at Annapolis Rocks, where I turned around. I would not recommend do the hike this way unless you are in good shape. There is a long, pretty nasty hill that has an insane amount of erosion logs beginning northbound about a 1/2 mile from Wolfsville gap. Also, if you go this way you save the hardest hill for the very end... the ascent up to the Washington monument. For the Maryland AT, I think this is probably it's steepest ascent, though I've only hiked about 3/4 of the Maryland AT.

The trail from Wolfsville to the monument is much less rocky than going to Annapolis rocks, with several sizeable portions of pretty soft earth. Aside from the monument and just before it, though, it's a walk in the woods. A nice walk in the woods.

hiking
9 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike. A couple of points to note: there is a $3 entry fee to get into the park. The trailhead is closest to the boat launch parking. There are no signs except at the beginning of the trail which is a short walk across grass. The sign rates this trail as ‘hard’ but it’s closer to easy/moderate. You will have to cross a stream via rocks. Not many scenic overlooks, but the walk among the trees is just beautiful. Didn’t meet a single person on the trail.

on Big Red Trail

trail running
9 months ago

Completed this as part of the Greenbrier Ultras trail race. Course was in opposite direction as shown here. We started near parking lot to a portion of the orange trail south to the red trail (excluded the red trail along the lake). Very challenging (mainly due to snow melt and muddy conditions after recent snow storm). I would not rate this less than Moderate going in this direction. Distance was 5.2 mi.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked a few days after Frederick County got
A foot of snow. Pretty winter walk, very muddy. Looking forward to coming back when it’s a little warmer.

11 months ago

I took my nine year old son and 7 year old son on this trail from route 40 that crosses over route 70. It was a strenuos hike, but we had transport meet us at Washington Monument State Park which made it much more tolerable. The end was tough but we were proud to make it to the finish!

The best section of the at in Maryland

Did the wolfsville rd.and did 8 miles 4 out and 4 back.at turn I did a right,Nice extra time going toward spring on left and try that side out .so glad someone posted that address,

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fun hike on a well marked trail. Not a lot to see in scenic views as most of the tail is in the woods. A few spots had a steep incline, but nothing too serious.

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