Pennsylvania’s nickname is “Rocksylvania,” but it’s not all rocks. The A. T. in Pennsylvania is famed for its rocky terrain, particularly on the long, flat ridges north of the Susquehanna River.
The southern part of the state offers one of the vital gentlest, smoothest terrain of all of the A. T. , adding the Cumberland Valley. Other highlights are the A. T. Museum in Pine Grove State Park home to the “half gallon problem near the Trail’s mid point and the charming town of Boiling Springs, which houses ATC’s mid Atlantic office.
Flat, rocky ridges broken by steep descents to rivers and gaps signify the A. T. north of the Susquehanna. The oldest hiking club in Maryland since 1934 and the optimal hiking group in the state. We are a Baltimore based volunteer organization it truly is established on hiking. We assist Leave No Trace concepts, work on local trails and on the nation’s first National Scenic Trail, the Appalachian Trail.
We arrange and lead hikes and other outside actions, akin to camping, seasonal canoe trips and backpacking weekends. We offer seasonal canoe trips and backpacking ventures. We have a year round schedule with hikes in local parks and paths, in State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, and sites in and around Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware. Learn more and become a member today at mcomd. org.