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Some highlights along the trail

May 01, 2001

Some highlights along the trail



Maryland
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Crampton Gap to Weverton - The 6.7-mile span features a memorial to Civil War newspaper correspondents, a museum and the ruins of Gathland. Weverton Cliffs offers a view of the Potomac River gorge.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Annapolis Rocks - Intersection of U.S. 40 and Interstate 70. Overlooks the valley around Hagerstown.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Black Rock - 3 miles north of U.S. 40 access.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Pen Mar Park - Features an impressive westward view.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> U.S. 40 near Interstate 70 - Relatively simple to hike, easily accessed, scenic.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> High Rock - a trail off the Appalachian Trail that looks into the Waynesboro, Pa., area.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Top of Washington Monument - in Washington Monument State Park in Washington County.

Pennsylvania
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Pole Steeple Rocks - Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pa. 233. Beautiful view overlooking Laurel Lake.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Caledonia/Quarry Gap/Hosack Run Trail - a side trail off the Appalachian at Caledonia State Park, Pa. 30 and Pa. 233. Trail features mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets.

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West Virginia
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The Robert Harper house -the oldest surviving structure in Harpers Ferry. Furnished with period pieces.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Jefferson Rock - on a bluff that overlooks the Shenandoah River and across to Loudoun Heights. It is a flat stone supported by red sandstone pillars rising from a larger rock at the edge of the cliff.

- Sources: Angie Olah, area manager at South Mountain Recreation Area in Hagerstown; Jim Stauch, member of Potomac Appalachian Trail Club;

Al Preston, assistant manager at South Mountain Recreation Area in Hagerstown; "Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia," published by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club; Rick Canter, Maryland district manager for Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

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