Rocky Trail is a hiking trail in Allegany County, Maryland. It is within Rocky Gap State Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,280 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 486 feet.
Rocky Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A challenging walk through the dark and lush Rocky Gap Canyon followed by an ascent over an old woods road to a monument marking the Mason-Dixon Line high atop Evitts Mountain, where there are expansive views. Along the way, visit the historic homestead of the first white settler in the rugged Allegheny Mountains. This hike begins with a visit to an enchanting hemlock canyon and climbs to the summit of Evitts Mountain, where there are endless views of the Allegheny Mountains and a Mason-Dixon Line marker that is placed, as most were, in the middle of nowhere. From Rocky Gap Run in the canyon, you will climb 1,200 feet over 2 miles, but the majority of the ascent is over a wide dirt road that provides a stable surface and plenty of rest spots. The 0.5-mile walk through the canyon is rocky and steep at times, but hikers comfortable sliding down a couple of boulders on their backsides will fare just fine. Special considerations: The wide dirt road of Evitts Homesite Trail makes an especially fine trail for snowshoe hiking."
--David Edwin Lillard, Hiking Maryland & Delaware (Falcon Guides).
"Rocky Gap State Park is the home of the EX2 Adventures Xterra Race.The trails here, and around the man-made Lake Habeeb, offer intermediate to advanced mountain bikers a fun and challenging network of trails. Riders can enjoy great lake vistas and mature hemlock forests thick with rhododendron and mountain laurel.This is one of the newer rides in the book and replaces a couple of the rides included in the previous editions, including the New Germany State Park Ride and the Greenridge State Forest mountain-bike race-course loop. Rocky Gap has developed into a great vacation destination. The Rocky Gap Casino and Golf Resort, along with the state park, anchors along the 243-acre Lake Habeeb and off er visitors myriad recreational opportunities, including fishing, golf (on a Jack Nicklaus signature course), camping, hiking, and cycling."
--Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez, Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area (Falcon Guides).
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