Appalachian Trail: Wolfsville Road to Pen Mar Park
ElevationAscent: 1,795' 547 m
Descent: -1,965' -599 m
High: 1,909' 582 m
Low: 1,070' 326 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 50% (26°)
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“A pleasant section of the AT with several great views, scenic stream crossings, and historic sites.”— Luke AT
The trail then proceeds south along the ridgeline of South Mountain before passing by Raven Rock Shelter and then descending steeply to Raven Rock Cliffs with a fine view above a deep hollow. Past the view, the trail continues to descend to crossing of MD-491. On the far side of the crossing, the trail parallels a scenic creek, crossing it near a small cascade then ascends across the bench of a small knob before descending into another hollow.
The Trail crosses a dirt road then passes through an area full of old rock walls, ascending the mountain to crossing of MD-77. South of the crossing, the trail passes through some woods and then enters a field with good views of South Mountain highlands before descending to Wolfsville Trailhead.