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Local entry points

May 01, 2001

Local entry points



Maryland
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Pen Mar - From U.S. 15, take Md. 550 (Sabillasville Road) west. Turn right at entrance to Fort Ritchie, staying on Md. 550. Shortly after, turn left and drive under trestle. Turn right on Pen Mar Road. Cross into Pennsylvania and over railroad tracks. From Interstate 81, take Md. 16 east. Turn right on Md. 418 and left on Pen Mar Road.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Raven Rock Hollow: From Interstate 70, take Md. 66 north. Turn right on Md. 64 and right on Md. 491 (Raven Rock Road). The trail crosses Md. 491 at the end of the guardrail on right, .2 mile before the intersection of Ritchie Road. From U.S. 15, take Md. 77 west. Turn right on Md. 64 and right on Md. 491 (Raven Rock Road). The trail crosses Md. 491 at the end of the guardrail on right, .2 mile before the intersection of Ritchie Road.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Warner Gap Road: Gravel road that leads 1 mile east from Md. 491 to the trail.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Wolfsville Road (Md. 17): From the east, take Interstate 70 to exit 35 and go right on Md. 66 (Myersville Road). Go 4.8 miles, then turn right on Md. 64. Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Foxville Road. Go 1.4 miles to trail crossing and another .1 mile to driveway on left. From the west, take I-70 to Md. 66 north and proceed as above.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Interstate 70 crossing: From the east, take I-70 to the Myersville exit. Turn right on Wolfsville Road (Md. 17), then turn left on U.S. 40. There are two pullovers before U.S. 40 crosses I-70. From the west, take I-70 to U.S. 40 exit south, outside Hagerstown. Cross I-70 and park at pullover on right.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Washington Monument State Park: From U.S. Alt. 40 at Turners Gap, go north on Washington Monument Road. Cross Zittlestown Road and enter park.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Crampton Gap: From U.S. Alt. 40, take Md. 67 south (from the west) or Md. 17 south (from the east). Turn on Gapland Road (Md. 572), which goes to a free parking lot in Gathland State Park at Crampton Gap. Another parking lot is adjacent to Arnoldtown Road.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Weverton: From U.S. 340, take Md. 67 north. Take first right on road marked "Weverton Road," a .2-mile access road to the actual Weverton Road. Midway along the road on right is a trail parking area.

Pennsylvania
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Old Forge Picnic Grounds: Interstate 81 to Pa. 16 east. Go 10 miles to Rouzerville, Pa. Go left on Antietam Road and go 5 miles to picnic grounds.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Caledonia State Park: I-81 to U.S. 30 east. Go 11 miles to park.

West Virginia
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Harpers Ferry: Take U.S. 340 to Shenandoah Street, the entrance road for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free parking is available in the small lot on the corner of Shenandoah Street and U.S. 340.

- Source: "Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia," published by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

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