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Gathland State Park We meet in the parking lot next to the Civil War Correspondents Memorial. There are over 60 parking spots in this lot and additional parking is also available across the street. NOTE: The War Correspondents Arch is a National historic monument. Constructed in 1896, the monument stands fifty feet high and forty feet broad. It is very hard to miss, making it a landmark to help locate where to park. GPS Coordinates: 39.406168, -77.639213 Physical Address: 900 Arnoldstown Rd., Burkittsville, MD 21718 Note: This address is for Gathland State Park. The address is 200' southwest of the intersection with Gapland Rd. The parking lot is 200' northeast of the intersection with Gapland Rd. Driving Directions: From I-70: Take I-70 West to US-340 / Exit 52 at Frederick, Maryland. Head South on US-340 for 12 miles. Turn right on MD-17 and go 4.3 miles. Turn left on Main Street (Gapland Road/MD 572). Go 1 mile, turn right on Arnoldstown Road and park in the parking area next to Civil War Correspondents’ Memorial. (See Note at the top of this page) From US-340: Take US-340 to MD 67N exit. Go 5.4 mi. and Turn Right on Gapland Road (MD 572). Drive 1.0 mi. to the parking area next to Civil War Correspondents’ Memorial. (See Note at the top of this page) 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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