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Appalachian Trail: Raven Rock Road to Pen Mar Road

This 5.1-mile section hosts one of the oddest named shelters (Devils Racecourse), crosses the Mason-Dixon Line, and climbs to the highest point on the AT in Maryland.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Devils Racecourse Shelter; sleeps 7.

To Trailhead

Start: From Smithsburg, MD, head southeast on Main St./MD 77 (toward E. Moose Ln.). In .4 mile, turn left onto MD 64/Smithsburg Pike. In .4 mile, turn right onto MD 491/Raven Rock Rd. Go 1.9 miles to AT. End: From Pen Mar, MD, head west on Pen Mar High Rock Rd. (toward Linden Ave.). In .1 mile, turn right at Pen-Mar Rd. In .2 mile, turn left at PA 550/Pen-Mar Rd. Go .1 mile to AT.

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