Washington Monument

Hagerstown, Maryland

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This hike follows the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) from the parking lot on US 40 southbound along South Mountain to Washington Monument State Park. Th e clearing at the monument provides an excellent view to the northwest. Picnic facilities are available at the park south of the monument.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

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by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

This hike follows the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) from the parking lot on US 40 southbound along South Mountain to Washington Monument State Park. Th e clearing at the monument provides an excellent view to the northwest. Picnic facilities are available at the park south of the monument.

© 2017 Matt Willen/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hagerstown
Distance: 6.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,232 feet
Top Elevation: 1,525 feet
Local Contacts: South Mountain State Park, 301-791-4767 , tinyurl.com/southmtnsp
Local Maps: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Appalachian Trail Across Maryland, Sections 1 to 7; USGS Myersville
Driving Directions: Directions to Washington Monument

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Apr 2018