This out-an-back 13 mile hike in Washington County begins in a far corner of Greenbrier State Park. With significant inclines, this hike passes Greenbrier Lake, and the Visitors center for Greenbrier State Park. It then ascends the Bartman Trail that connects to the Appalachian Trail. Heading south towards Washington Monument, the trail continues to climb.
Many rocky trail sections, but no stream crossings. Some sections in Greenbrier SP can be muddy.
This hike takes a minimum of five hours, and has about 2865 feet of total ascent, with the altitudes up to 1500 feet.
Bring plenty of water, at least two liters per person. Walking sticks are helpful on the rocky sections of the trail.
DIRECTIONS TO HIKE SITE:
Take I-70 west from Baltimore
Take Exit 42 and head north on Route 17 through Myersville.
Look for sharp right turn to continue on Route 17 in Myersville.
Go to first stop light and turn left onto US-40 for 4 miles.
Turn left at Mount Lena Road for 1/2 mile.
Turn left at Greenbrier Road for 1.2 miles.
Turn left at stop sign. Proceed straight head through second stop sign, road turns into Mountain Laurel Road.
Go for .8 miles and see parking lot on left. Immediately after 8134 Mountain Laurel Road on the left and is a hairpin turn into the lot.