Rocky Gap Canyon to Evitts Summit Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Rocky Gap Canyon to Evitts Summit Trail is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Flintstone, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2490 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
5 months ago

Early morning is a good time to go. Trails are clear and easy. Good elevation change.

hiking
6 months ago

It was great! A mix of incline and easy gradual trail. The view at the Dixon line is unique and so enjoyable.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike, the Homestead site was a let down but the Mason Dixon Line well worth it.

8 months ago

I love this hike. No matter what season it is always beautiful. Fall is of course the best when the leaves are changing. The view from the top is amazing.

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 31, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

hiking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Terrific hike! The first mile in the hemlock forest was a bit over-grown, but I enjoyed the rocky terrain. The gradual uphill to the summit was easy on the knees, but still a great workout. The Mason-Dixon marker is VERY cool and the valley overlook at the summit is stunning. After coming off the mountain, I took the "lake trail" back to the car. My dogs really enjoyed cooling off in the lake after the hike.

hiking
Saturday, October 11, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

From my campsite at Rocky Gap to the Pennsylvania line is 8.4 miles round trip. A lovely hike with a nice payoff at the top. Also got to meet a black bear!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I like this trail but near the top we decided to bushwack straight up to eliminate the long switchbacks. The homestead story was interesting too . We turned back before getting to the PA line because of the impending storm!

hiking
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I do this trail all the time in warmer weather. Summer time it is almost completely shaded & very minimal bugs compared to the bugs by the lake. I park up past the lodge & according to my GPS it took 6.8 miles round trip from my car up the mountain trail all the way to the top. It's a pretty good workout!

hiking
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Started from the campground office and took the lakeside loop around the lake to the evitts mountain trail. Great views of the lake. Once we hit Evitts trail, we went all the way up to the mason Dixon line and the scenic overlook. Great views at the overlook. On our way down we took the rocky gap trail back to the campground. The entire trail seemed to be full of rocks going down so we took our time. Overall, great hike!

mountain biking
Monday, June 25, 2012

Rough yet fun trail. Blew a rear tire on it. Haha