Hiking Maryland & Delaware
by David Edwin Lillard (Falcon Guides)
© David Edwin Lillard/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
The trail directions described are accurate, although be sure to follow the WHITE blazes at the beginning! The hike through the canyon was enjoyable and do-able by most if you are willing to do a little sliding down rocks. The walk on the old farm road is uneventful and we turned back before reaching the homestead and the marker due to very overgron conditions and plenty of poison ivy. Would do the "rim to rim to rim" at the beginning again, though.
Good hike to very top near the PA boarder. Great views at top. But don't do what we did - head down the pipeline along the boarder. Very steep and much farther than we expected.
Very easy to find. Lots of parking at trailhead. The trail starts with an easy hike through evergreens, then drops into canyon. There's a great overlook before you take the plunge. You may need to grab on to a boulder or two to get down. The bridge over the stream is rotted and very wet. Watch your footing. It's slick. The next part of the trail is rocky but manageable and a fair climb. Then, it stops being a trail and turns into a dirt road for the rest of the hike. The road is wide and overgrown in places. It's very crowded, at least on the weekend. The trail is part of a resort, so don't expect peace and quiet. I passed by several large tour groups, including a corporate group that I could hear discussing business before I even saw them. The homesite is very overgrown. You have to move weeds to see the well. And at the tower, I couldn't find the marker. It's very overgrown also. Lots of poison ivy, so be careful. It's a fast hike, but if you want serenity and quiet, it's not for you. This is a very busy trail. Lots of rookies wearing cotton and jeans and carrying no water. Plus a lost child or two. I heard the screaming and calling on the way out. Still, it's quick.
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