High Rock and Raven Rock via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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High Rock and Raven Rock via Appalachian Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smithsburg, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice hike to two beautiful views. Quick climb at the beginning, then a nice walk along the ridge ending at High Rock. The hike on on the Appalachian Trail the entire time. Start at the trail head on the North side of Raven Rock road and continue North. Raven Rocks and a camp ground will be on your right after a bit of a climb. Keep going on the AT North until you see a sign indicating the High Rock viewpoint 0.2 mile loop. Enjoy the views. Some of the best around :)

6 days ago

Though has great views, High rock itself is covered with graffiti and next to a parking lot & a disappointment. Annapolis Rock is better for both quiet and views. Shelter @ halfway is nearly new & picnic area is in great condition.

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1 month ago

Nice trail but the overlook is covered in graffiti and you can drive right up to it.

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1 month ago

The view from the top is gorgeous!!

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2 months ago

Great hike. Started at Raven Rock Rd. Steep incline starting out... gets your cardio going. Levels out and you walk on the ridge. Worth the hike to get to the overlook.!!!

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3 months ago

Good local trail with nice overview and some easy grappling.

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3 months ago

A little too rocky for my liking but gorgeous view
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