Greenbrier State Park to Washington Monument Loop and Appalachian Trail

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Greenbrier State Park to Washington Monument Loop and Appalachian Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boonsboro, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

Strenuous hike from Greenbrier State Park to the Appalachian Trail leading to Washington Monument. This hike in Washington County begins in Greenbrier State Park bear Greenbrier Lake. With significant inclines, this hike passes Greenbrier Lake, and the Visitors center for Greenbrier State Park. It then ascends the Bartman Trail that connects to the Appalachian Trail. Heading south towards Washington Monument, the trail continues to climb. Many rocky trail sections, but no stream crossings. Some sections in Greenbrier SP can be muddy.

hiking
4 hours 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!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Was nice

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016