Monument Knob via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Monument Knob via Appalachian Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boonsboro, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The snow and ice made the hills a bit treacherous. However, I would like to do this trail again in warmer weather.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike! Beautiful view at the top.

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1 month ago

It's a mainly rocky trail. A little muddy due to all the rain, but a well kept trail. It's pretty easy until you get to the bottom of the hill right before the monument, which is a rather steep incline. A great trail overall.

2 months ago

Well maintained. pretty muddy in spots due to recent snow. substantial footwear is a must due to rock path. view at the top is great as well as the many outcroppings along the way

3 months ago

fun hike.

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4 months ago

Great day! Weather crisp and clear. Trail was busy today! We will be back.

8 months ago

Great views. Love the shade trees.

9 months 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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