easy walk, beautiful view, fire tower n lots of rocks

hiking
18 days ago

It's short but tough in the incline going up to the summit but totally worth the view. Do not recommend doing this trail on a hot/humid day.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

was more of a off road trail for state access rather than your typical trail. beautiful view. I was undue that I went the right way because it's conservation land and I was afraid I was trespassing but I met some scientists doing wildlife work and they assured me it was open to the public

1 month ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

someone help!! we drove up and down westernport rd and we could not find the entrance

hiking
4 months ago

Worth all five stars in my book for the view at the top. It truly is one of the best -- maybe in Maryland. The trail up is unremarkable, mostly grass covered. Fairly steep grade, but not the steepest -- just a steady work out about a 1/10th of a mile in for the remainder of the trip. Absolutely gorgeous with leaves down as the views are great on the way up. BUT the rocks -- stunning!!

hiking
4 months ago

Evy, or anyone else who is searching for this location, it is somewhat obscure to find. I think I tried every wrong direction before finding this beautiful trail. The basic idea is to travel south/west on Westernport Road, passing Pine Swamp. From there, keep a sharp eye out for the turns in the road, and for any pull off. Watch for a yellow gate on the right, and a pull off on the left about a mile and a half from Pine Swamp. It's not marked with anything other than that. Another very helpful link for this area: http://garretttrails.org/high-rocks-trail.html.

on High Rock

hiking
5 months ago

I was limited on time so only hiked in a mile and a half from Big Run Park. Nice traverses across the stream. Relatively flat. Probably would be nicer with more leaf fill in late spring or summer. Will hike more of it next trip to the area.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. There are a couple trees that are down but are easily passable. You cross a steam quite a few times so there is some danger there especially for an inexperienced person.

hiking
7 months ago

on Monroe Run Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Long moderate hike. Very quiet and peaceful. It was fun crossing the stream so frequently.

backpacking
10 months ago

The water was low in many areas and there were A LOT of stinging nettles; nonetheless, it was a good hike. Our group did not see anyone one else during our stay. Camped overnight near the stream and had an easy walk out in the morning.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2011

We hiked about half the trail starting from the New Germany Trailhead. It was a great hike and really easy, aside from climbing back up to get back to the trailhead. Lots of stream crossings give you a chance to cool off, and very few crowds on the trail. Good place to take your dog for a hike. Only warning is the stinging nettles that line much of the trail once you get down by the water. Luckily you can wash off in one of the the many stream crossings to relieve the itching.