Appalachian Trail to Monument Knob

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Appalachian Trail to Monument Knob is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wolfsville Crossing, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

3 days ago

Great views. Love the shade trees.

1 month ago

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.

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