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.

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,

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7 months ago

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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8 months ago

Nice trail. Well marked. A couple of elevation changes, but mostly along the ridge. Not much in the way of views, but we did see several deer and some skittish chipmunks.

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8 months ago

That was a nice hike..ups and downs..Enjoyed it..and a lake view was nice..I parked my motorcycle on mt atena road and started from there..Had myself some blackberries along the way before crossing the small stream..

The loop is very nice yet pretty easy. When you go onto the actual Appalachian trail, the first part is hard and very steep. After you get through that, you need to pay close attention to the tree markings, I got confused and lost my way and I ventured off the trail a bit on accident. Great hike though and when you get to the top to the structure it is totally worth it.

1st half mile not so easy

Not many views along big red trail, but it was still a nice little loop. The challenging parts are mostly along the AT and Bartman's Trail. I recommend starting at the visitors center and going from there. Took us about 5.5 hours. Also, as a side note, park staff are super friendly and helpful. Unfortunately my phone died halfway down the AT trail so my recording is incomplete.

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10 months ago

Good walk got the heart rate up a bit.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

there's a couple inclines but nice variation of terrain and overall pleasant hike. I only ran into 5 people on the whole trail. no grand views or anything but its nice to be on a loop for convenience.

I started this hike from the Greenbrier State Park Visitor Center, took the Bartman Hill Trail, connected with AT, reached Washington Monument and back to the Visitor Center, total 6 miles with 1,600 ft elevation gain. It was a good workout with a view at the monument. Paid $3 entry fee per car at the Greenbrier State Park gate.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Date: 11/20/2016 Great Hike.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

We broke this hike into two sections: from Route 40/I-70 parking lot (not far from Pine Knob) to Wolfsville Road (8.8 miles), and from Wolfsville Road to Penn Mar Park (10.5 miles), and covered the entire distance on two different Saturdays. There is a small gravel parking lot off Wolfsville Road (google address: 11359 Wolfsville Road, Smithsburg, MD) that could accommodate at least 8 cars.

Highly recommend this hike.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Trail was well marked with signs every 1/2 mile or so. The trail was quite empty on this fall day and the colors were beautiful!

Great hike. I chose to head north on the AT to check out Annapolis Rock and then Black Rock. Awesome views from this route. I also did the Washington Monument route as well no real complaints about that hike either. One thing about hiking this section of AT is the rocky trails. Just part of the terrain.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

This is an awesome park. There are several trails that connect along big red trail. Big red had quite an incline at one point, so I'd actually label this trail as MODERATE. dogs are welcome from October 1st - the beginning of May.

We did this hike last week and it was a lot of fun. Parking at the visitor center and starting the trail from there is a must. It starts out with .6 miles up hill which takes you to a split. You can either goto the Washington monument or Annapolis rocks. I would suggest goto the monument, then to Annapolis rocks. The 12 mile hike is well worth your time! There will be a lot of rock, so wear supportive shoes.

Great views but not a fan of the Rocky trails almost the entire way... My ankles were happy to check that one off!!

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