ElevationAscent: 462' 141 m
Descent: -461' -141 m
High: 608' 185 m
Low: 323' 99 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)
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“A complete, up-and-down tour of Rocks State Park with a visit to the iconic King and Queen Seat and overlook.”— Zander Göpfert
This loop run starts from the southern parking area at the Visitor Center and makes the climb to the north onto the White Trail up and over the ridge before returning along the eastern boundary for a rewarding visit to the King and Queen Seat. This route is one of the more challenging as it requires some elevation gain so it may not be the easiest for families who could use the Rock Ridge Picnic Area for closer access.
Continuing on this loop in the clockwise direction, head past the Red Trail access at the top of the ridge and descend along two switchbacks toward the Blue Trail, staying right (east) on the White Trail.
Follow the contours of the ridge to the northeast along a narrow peninsula of land above the Wilson's Picnic Area. Head back along the eastern boundary of the park, still on the White Trail, for the final climb toward the King and Queen Seat and overlook. Expect more visitors in this area and be careful if you choose to scramble around the rocks. That said, the viewpoint is not to be missed. Keep your eye out for rock climbers as this is a popular climbing location.
After taking in the sweeping view, continue south along the White Trail toward the starting point and main parking area.
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Land Manager: MD DNR - Rocks State Park