March 5, 2016
While visiting my brother in Maryland, I had the opportunity to go for a scenic hike on the Appalachian Trail with some good friends. We decided to hike to one of the best viewpoints on the AT in Maryland. For a route description see here: http://www.hikingupward.com/OMH/AnnapolisRockBlackRockCliff/
We started at the parking area on US 40 and only had time to make it to Annapolis Rock. Within a short distance we reached the pedestrian bridge over I70.
We turned right and started to Annapolis Rock.
The trail was rocky and somewhat steep in places. It had just snowed the day before.
It was mainly a forested walk.
We reached Annapolis Rock and enjoyed the spectacular view.
There were a few others nearby enjoying the view, but it wasn't that crowded.
Greenbrier Lake was visible down below.
It was a fairly uneventful hike back to the parking lot.
This was a fun hike with friends and a rewarding view. There are also campsites near the overlook and a shelter on the trail if interested in a quick overnight trip.