AT - Pen Mar County Park We meet in the parking lot for Pen Mar County Park. GPS Coordinates: 39.716329,-77.507255 Physical Address: 24707 Chestnut Ave., Highfield-Cascade, MD 21719 Note: This address is for a house on the other side of Chestnut Ave., next to the parking lot. Driving Directions: From I-495 and I-66W: Head NorthWest on I-70W (37.8 miles) Use right 2 lanes to take exit 53B for US-40 W toward US-15 N/Gettysburg (0.5 miles) Continue onto US-40 W (1.2 miles) Continue onto US-15 N (16.5 miles) Take exit toward MD-550/N Church St/Sabillasville Rd (0.2 miles) Turn left onto MD-550/NN Church St/Sabillasville Rd (6.4 miles) Slight left onto Fort Ritchie Rd (1.5 miles) Continue onto MD-491/MacAfee Hill Rd (0.7 miles) Turn left onto Pen Mar Rd (0.2 miles) Turn right onto Buena Vista (177 ft) Continue on Pen Mar Rd (0.7 miles) Continue onto Pen Mar High Rock Rd (0.2 miles) Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to this area. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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