Thurston Griggs to Appalachain Trail to Black Rock

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Thurston Griggs to Appalachain Trail to Black Rock is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Myersville, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
944 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

From White Oak Dr, Hagerstown, MD to Black Rock Summit

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2 days ago

Bring bug spray. Hiked morning of 8/19. Trail is mostly shaded with a few patches of sun. Saw a bobcat on the trail just below the cabin. Also saw a TIMBER RATTLESNAKE sunning itself on the cliff overlook rocks. Just be careful around there.

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1 month ago

It was pretty steep at first but it was still a very fun hike.

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1 month ago

A nice soothing Trickling stream is next to Trail until u hit AT.

2 months ago

2 months ago

nice incline from trailhead. campsite has privy and well maintained, taking some of the unmarked trails lead to some rocks to climb on with views. continued to annapolis rocks for lunch and headed back soon after. I suggest tacking that onto the hike as it's not much further. somewhat rocky as well

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4 months ago

This is a short but sweet trail. It is well marked and maintained. Even though we did this hike in the rain, the trail was not muddy at all. We did cross the stream a few times. The streamflow was not too much to cross.

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4 months ago

I had a great time on this hike! I just got this app and as a lone amateur hiker sometimes I find myself feeling intimidated looking at maps hoping I don't get lost. This app helps with that problem.

The first half of this trek on the Thurston trail is pretty uphill with lots of rocks. Also a couple easy stream crossings. Wear socks and shoes that can handle a bit of water. Once you hit the AT you turn right and it smooths out quite a bit.

Follow the white blazes and you'll eventually see a small sign for 'Black Rock Cliffs.' There are a couple oversights to see the view from. I moved to a different spot to avoid some teenage boys.