Parking on the MD Appalachian Trail

Section 6 - Crampton Gap to Weverton Displayed from North to South

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Crampton Gap (North Lot)
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From the west on US Alt 40, take MD 67 south 7 miles to Gapland Road.(MD 572). Go left (east) on Gapland 1 mile to Gathland State Park in Crampton Gap. The most prominent feature in the park is a stone arch at the intersection of Gapland Road and Arnoldtown Road. Alternatively from the east on US 40A, take MD 17 south from Middletown for 6 miles . Turn right (west) onto Gapland Road (AKA W. Main St.) in the small town of Burkittsville and go about a mile to the park. If one goes north at the Arch onto Arnoldtown Road, there is a large parking lot (at least 25 cars) on the left. The entrance is a short distance down Arnoldtown Road. The northbound AT (to Section 5) crosses the field between the parking lot and a picnic area, passes the ruins of an old barn and enters the woods. 1/12/2010
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From the west on US 340, take MD 67 north 5 miles to Gapland Road. Go right and proceed as above. Alternatively from the east on US 340 follow MD 17 north about 4.5 miles to Burkittsville Go left on W. Main St. which becomes Gapland Road. Go about a mile to the park. Parking is permitted 24 hours per day. Restrooms available during the summer. 1/29/2006
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at @
Crampton Gap (South Lots)
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See directions to the junction of Gapland Road and Arnoldown Road in Gathland State Park (Mile 0.0 above). See attached map. The A marker is at the intersection with the arch just to the east. At the Arch one can go south up a short hill on a park road (also followed by the AT as part of Section 6). There is a small parking area to the left (6-8 cars) and a larger one to the right (10-15 cars). The green arrow marks the larger lot. The smaller one is obscured by trees on the satellite view. The southbound AT crosses the smaller lot and then ascends into the woods on a footpath. Note: I have read reports that the gate to these lots is sometimes closed at night. You probably should check with the park staff 01/12/10 See comments 1
dlcul @
Brownsville Pass Road
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From the north, from US Alt 40 take the MD 67 south for 8 miles. On MD 67, park at picnic area beside nameless access road to Brownsville. The picnic area is on the east side of the road. There is a "Picnic Area 1/2 mile sign before the picnic area. Overnight parking not recommended. Hike access road into Brownsville and turn left onto nameless main street of town. Turn right onto paved road identified by a sign as Brownsville Pass. This ascends and becomes a dirt road after the last house. The distance from the picnic area to Brownsville Gap is about 1 mile. The road at the point where it meets the AT is not passable by vehicles. 1/29/2006
From the south, from US 340, take MD 67 north 4 miles to the picnic area. There is a "Picnic Area 1/2 Mile" aign in this direction as well. The markers on the attached map show the position of the parking. Rotate the street view from east to southeast to see the parking. See previous listing for hiking directions. The Google map shows part of Brownsville Pass Road. The extension of the road to Brownsville Gap can be seen on the satellite view of the map. Coordinates of the AT where it crosses the old road in Brownsville Gap are 39.3836 -77.6488. 1
dlcul @
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From US 340, take MD 67 north. Then take first right, turning onto Weverton Rd. This is a .2 mile access road to actual Weverton Rd. The AT parking area is on the right just before the intersection with Weverton Road. Trail is on the left (east) side of the parking area. To go southbound (to Sec. 7) go south. The trail descends towards a small field and eventually to the C&O canal towpath. To go northbound (to Section 6) go east paralleling the road. It crosses teh actual Weverton Road then starts the climb to Weverton Cliffs. 1/11/2010 10-15
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From US Alt 40, follow MD 67 south approximately 12 miles (1 mile beyond Garrett Mill Rd on right) and turn left onto Weverton Rd (actually the access road noted above). . 1/29/2006
N39.332967 W077.68325 The green arrow marks the parking area. The A marker shows the place where the northbound trail crosses the actual Weverton Road and enters the woods. 10/12/07 1
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On 9/16/2008, I parked my vehicle in the AT lot on Weaverton Road at 8:15 am. My partner and I hiked to Gathland Gap and back, returning to the lot at about 3:30 pm to discover that the catalytic converter had been stolen from my vehicle. I reported the theft to the Washington County Sheriff's office and was informed that theft of catalytic converters has reached serious proportions in the county. I thought that you might want to pass along this information to members. 10/15/08
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(week of 11/1/11) vehicle parked for several hours, catalytic converter stolen, reported to police 11/07/11
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