AT in Maryland Beginner Winter Backpack

Date and Time

Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:00AM - Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00PM


Annapolis Rock in Maryland,
Maryland, Central,


Registration is required for this activity.


A 4.3 mile one night backpack on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland from the Route 40 Trailhead to Pogo Memorial Campsite. The hike out Sunday will pass by the equally spectacular vista at Black Rock. The trip will end at the Thurston Griggs Trailhead. The pace will be slow to allow time to enjoy the outdoors. Depending on the weather conditions, winter gear and microspikes may be required. Trip is suitable for 3 season backpackers who want to ease in to winter camping. Leader will take the time to assist beginners to the activity. Please note that while Annapolis Rock has great views and year round water, it is not well protected from wind and weather. Conditions may be challenging. Campfires are not allowed and there is no shelter. Please join our Facebook page or Yahoo Backpackers Group to stay up to date on last minute trip postings and community information you may find helpful. Yahoo Backpackers Group: your full name and membership number) Facebook: (membership not required)

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Annapolis Rock Trip Report

Driving Directions

Meet at a warm location to be determined near the starting point.

On the AT near Raven Rock Shelter in MD.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed


easy to moderate


Adults (18+)


I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.