Rocky Gap State Park is located in Western Marylands Allegany County. The park encompasses over 3,000 acres of public land for visitors to enjoy. Rugged mountains surround the park, featuring 243-acre Lake Habeeb. The lake is fed by Rocky Gap Run, which winds its way through an impressive mile-long gorge, displaying sheer cliffs, overlooks and a hemlock forest dense with rhododendron and mountain laurel. Overlooking the lake is Evitts Mountain, named for one of the first European settlers in Allegany County. Rocky Gap State Park Day Use Renovation -- Renovation of day use facilities is underway and is expected to last for at least one calendar year. During that time, day use facilities will be closed nightly from dusk until dawn. Temporary restroom and shower facilities are available.

Nice trail with some rewarding landmarks at the top of the trail. I liked that there were some options of things to see at the top to make you feel rewarded for the work to get there. Pretty wide path into the mid section of the trail. Elevation is gradual with only light places of steep sections. Overall a nice trail.

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1 month ago

Took Rocky trail from Dogwood campsite loop, Short trail to loop back on Lakeside trail. Short and beautiful with more fungi varieties than I've ever seen.

Great hike. Nice views at the top.

Took the lakeside loop trail and it was beautiful and easy. We hiked for almost 9 miles all the way around.

Parts of the trail are very nice, but there are several areas where you "walk through" civilization - people sunning on a beach, picnickers at the casino, shelter areas where parties are happening. Pretty awkward.

Great workout as it's a steady incline all the way to the top. I enjoyed the rocky terrain and beautiful view at the top.

Early morning is a good time to go. Trails are clear and easy. Good elevation change.

hiking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It was great! A mix of incline and easy gradual trail. The view at the Dixon line is unique and so enjoyable.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016