MD §3: Wolfsville Road to I-70

Maryland §3 extends 8.6 miles. Parking is available for three mileposts.

See also: AT-P/A Stackpole #3 NWS

Mp 0.0/8.6: MD-17 [Wolfsville Road]

Locate: {39.62845, -77.55949} 🄱 🄶 🄾

Orient: The AT crosses Wolfsville Road 1.4 mi southeast of MD-77 [Foxville Road] in Smithsburg and 4 mi north of the joint intersection with Pleasant Walk Run and Stottlemyer Road in Wolfsville. Parking is a available in a lot 0.1 mi south of the crossing.

Park: Room for a dozen cars in gravel/grass lot on east side of road. Overflow parking for 3–4 cars is available in a pullout catty-corner southwest of this lot.

Connect: From back of lot, follow blue-blazed trail north for 0.1 mi to AT {39.63002, -77.55891}, just east of the crossing. Alternatively, from lot turn right (north) on road and continue for 0.1 mi to AT. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.

Mp 4.7/3.9: via Thurston Griggs Trail

Locate: {39.58303, -77.60317} 🄱 🄶 🄾

Orient: Thurston Griggs Trail connects the AT at Pogo Memorial Campsite to White Oak Road in Mount Aetna. White Oak Road branches from Crystal Falls Drive 4.4 mi southwest of MD-64 [Jefferson Boulevard] in Cavetown. From Crystal Falls Drive: follow White Oak Road southeast for 0.3 mi to end of pavement and into parking area.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in gravel lot at end of White Oak Road.

Connect: Follow Thurston Griggs Trail east for 0.9 mi to AT {39.57714, -77.58876}, at Pogo Memorial Campsite. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Note: The unpaved road may be referred to as Bagtown Road.

Mp 8.6/0.0: US-40 [Baltimore National Pike] at I-70

Locate: {39.53541, -77.60329} 🄱 🄶 🄾

Orient: The AT passes beneath US-40 and above I-70 in Myersville. Parking is available on US-40 nearby, 3.1 mi northwest of US-17 [Wolfsville Road] and 3.5 mi southeast of US-66 [Mapleville Road] in Boonsboro.

Park: Room for dozens of cars in lot on south side of road.

Connect: From west side of lot, follow signed access path briefly to AT. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.