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Great hike, great view

loved this hike. beautiful veiws a good hike up. go early if you want to take pictures on the rock, it gets crowded fast.

Love this trail. Love getting the kids off their computers and just hiking. Friendly people on trail.

Great hike! Good exercise, clean trails, friendly people. Plenty of parking at the entrance. It was not crowded the day we went, however, it was a bit foggy so once we made it to the top, there wasn't much you could see.

Hiked all the way past Black Rock cliff to Pogo shelter and back. It's kind of ridiculous how many people hike this considering there isn't anything really special about this hike.

Really nice hike. Especially cool on a foggy day.

Great day hike with an amazing overlook with plenty of seating and space.

Beautiful hike! Hiked this with my 2.5 year old in the backpack carrier with no issue. Expected more crowds on a Saturday, but it was pretty light traffic in the afternoon.

The hike to Annapolis Rock was a good, mostly uphill, workout with a backpack full of camping gear. We went on a Saturday and there were lots and lots of happy people on the trail. At Annapolis Rock there is a nice camp area, with many primitive sites, a great spring, bear poles for hanging food, and two outhouses (one was tucked away in the campground). A caretaker came around just before dark to count the number of campers and make sure all was well. It was nice to have supper then watch the sunset from the rocks. We went to sleep early (you are not allowed to have campfires in this area) and as a bonus we saw the moonrise from inside the tent. It started raining pretty hard during the night but the water didn’t cause us any problems at the camp. At 6am the rain let up a little, so we hurried and broke camp. The 7am hike out was refreshing to do in the rain, albeit slower and more of a challenge hiking downhill in the mud. Overall, it was a good experience.

Didn't make it the whole way to Washington Monument just due to timing. The hike up Bartman Hill Trail is on the steeper side and there was a stream coming down the trail. Once on the AT the trail is mostly flat with only slight elevation gain. We saw a copperhead and a black rat snake on the trail. Some sections of the trail were quite muddy, but easy enough to walk through or on the side off without getting off trail. There are bathrooms near the lake. Entrance fee for the park is $5/person if you are out of state, and I think $3/person if you are in state.

Beautiful walk with spectacular views at the Annapolis Rocks overview!!

Great trail. Stairs will make you winded but plenty of time between the hard parts to catch your breath.
Perfectly rated a "moderate" hike. Gets pretty busy on weekends, Friday morning wasn't busy but Saturday and Sunday were crowded! Dog friendly (on a leash of course) and everyone we came across was very friendly and kind. Go a little further down from Annapolis Rock to the little creek if you have a pup - great place to cool off and get a drink. I was proposed to at the top of Annapolis Rock :)

Watch for copperheads! Lots of them hiding out in the rocks.

Wide, well groomed trails. Lots of shade. The view is beautiful!

You spend a bit of time alongside I-70 and can hear it in the distance for some chunks. This negative is far outweighed by the hike itself and especially by the spectacular ending.

If you like primitive camping, there are primitive sites, a couple latrines, and a great spring to draw water from.

Great hike. 2 miles up hill, turnaround, then 2 miles downhill. Great overlook. Little spring off to the side of the overlook. 3-4 hours. Moderate.

Great, clean trail. Went on Sunday (8/19/18) and the caretaker had taken away five copperheads from the rocks. If you have a snake phobia, may not be the place for you.

This is a nice, well-maintained wooded trail with lots of ferns and some scenic overlooks. It got a bit congested, but it was a nice local day hike.

Great hike. First mile is straight up- but doable! The hike is 5.1 this includes the walk to the parking lot. Wear good shoes and the “caretaker” left a note to “look out for snakes”. (Sunday Aug 6) They too are happy to have the sun-shining. I am very happy not to have seen any.

I LOVED this trail! Not sure why this says 5.1 miles...it is only 4.4, unless I missed something? It was just the right amount of hard and easy for a short day hike. Pretty much the whole first mile is uphill. Not terribly steep but not easy! Then it flattens out and is a nice walk to the rocks. The trail is so wide which is nice because it's heavily trafficked on a weekend!

After almost 2 weeks of rain the trail was pretty muddy. For the most part you are able to walk around it or rock-hop but there were a few times I was in my groove and just sunk down in the mud. But like I said...two weeks of rain!! So who cares about a little mud! I can't imagine the mud will clear up quickly since people are already back on the trail after so much rain, so just be prepared. The rocks were beautiful and there are several spots you can walk around to for a view. Just be careful obviously.

mountain biking
2 months ago

It was a good time challenging uphills and fun down hills

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was definitely challenging at the start, which I love. It levels off a little more than halfway to the top. Nice out and back trail, not too long if you’re kind of in a rush like we were, but you get a good workout in right away. Fun trail, and the view at the top is so worth it!

After a climb, you skirt along the top of the mountain. Highly recommend.

Yet another wonderful trail. I've been here twice now - once in winter and once in summer. I will definitely be going back in the fall. Awesome views!

2 months ago

This is a nice 5 mile hike. Most of it is in the woods and it ends along a lake. All Trails labeled it easy. The sign at the park says difficult. I’d go with moderate. It’s rocky and there are some up hill stretches. The trail is very clearly marked. You can begin and end at a picnic area with bathroom facilities. There’s a sign at the park entrance that says “pets prohibited.”

A great trail that's not too steep, and wide. Pup had a blast. Heavy foot traffic. No creeks for cool down, bring lots of water for your pup.

This is one of my favorite hikes for a in and out, it is not hard, and the view is nice. Bring a lunch, and enjoy it on the rocks. Talk to the camp host, and just enjoy it.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail itself it’s not particularly difficult it’s got about two steep inclines. The only draw back is there is a section of the trail where there is a large collection of trash; i.e. beer bottles, rusted metal items. Aside from that, which could be a park maintenance problem, it’s a lovely hike!

Fairly easy hike. There is a section early on that most of the elevation gain occurs, but it is easy elevation. The view is amazing! Will definitely do this again.

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