Black Snake Monkey Head Trail -Rocky Gap SP

How in the heck did this trail get its name? Anyone??? πŸ€”

This short trail, 2.1 miles, in Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County, Maryland can be combined with other trails in the park to add distance. Today, a hike leader in training and I scouted it for an upcoming Trail Dames hike.

It is a great trail with a few small hills, a ridge walk, and stream crossing.

Snow flurries and a brisk wind had us moving pretty quickly down the trail today. I pointed out two widow makers and we discussed trail features to point out to new hikers who may sign up for this upcoming event.

πŸ’š All the moss! πŸ’š

On our last stretch, I caught the eye of a deer and just about jumped out of my skin. πŸ˜‚ Not a live deer, sadly. The leader in training didn’t notice until I pointed it out…next time we will practice looking up and around…a hike leader needs to be aware of surroundings as they lead folks down the trail. 😊

As we left the park, we tracked down a ranger and reported the deer carcass since it was right on the trail and staring down unsuspecting hikers! πŸ˜„ Then we skedaddled down to Puccini’s for a wonderful lunch! Hike on!

About BoobOnARock

Hiking, the woods, books, my son, my cats and dogs, math, hanging with my sweetie and making fires. what else is there? oh yeah, falling in the woods every once in a while...it is a talent of mine.

2 thoughts on “Black Snake Monkey Head Trail -Rocky Gap SP

  1. Nice pictures! That trail looks nice and uncrowded just like I like lol

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