Rocky Gap Canyon to Evitts Summit Trail

MODERATE 26 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
8 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Took the lakeside loop trail and it was beautiful and easy. We hiked for almost 9 miles all the way around.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Parts of the trail are very nice, but there are several areas where you "walk through" civilization - people sunning on a beach, picnickers at the casino, shelter areas where parties are happening. Pretty awkward.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout as it's a steady incline all the way to the top. I enjoyed the rocky terrain and beautiful view at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

11 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.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

walking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

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!