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Hike in Frederick City Watershed

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Frederick City Watershed Hike

ICPRB’s Walk in the Woods Series, June 8, 2019, 10:00am

The flora, fauna, and natural history of the Potomac River basin will be discussed on this light hike through the Frederick  Municipal Forest. The concepts of watershed management, water resources, and drinking water source protection will be explored in a natural, fun environment.

Our guide is arborist and tree-devotee, Jenny Willoughby. Jen is a knowledgeable and engaging teacher with extensive knowledge of the region.

Expect to walk about 3 miles on moderate terrain. Please bring your own water bottle, snacks, and bug spray (if needed).

This event is free but please RSVP via the Facebook event page or email Renee Bourassa at

This hike is part of ICPRB’s Walk in the Woods Series and the City of Frederick’s Sustainability Committee’s Green Lecture Series.

We will be meeting at the Hamburg Blue Lot (directions are below) at 10:00am. Please pay careful attention to the directions because cell service is spotty and it can be easy to get lost.

Each participant will be required to complete the following form (copies will be available at the beginning of the hike):


Address for Google Maps: 10420 Hamburg Road, Frederick, Md.

From points south and east:
Follow Route 40 to Gambrill Park Road
Right onto Gambrill Park Road
At the t-intersection, turn right to stay on Gambrill Park Road (left takes you to the Gambrill State Park Tea Room)
Follow Gambrill Park Road through the state park for several miles to Hamburg Road
Turn right onto Hamburg Road
Parking area will be ¼ to ½ mile on the right side—if parking area is full, park on side of road

From Route 15:
Take the Rosemont Avenue exit and head north/west
Rosemont Ave becomes Yellow Springs Road—continue on Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs Road becomes Hamburg Road—continue on Hamburg
Follow Hamburg up the mountain, pass Hamburg Pond on the left
Parking area will be on the left less than ¼ mile from the pond—if parking area is full, park on side of road

From points north:
Take Route 15 to Route 77 heading toward Cunningham Falls State Park
Follow 77 to Catoctin Hollow Road
Turn left onto Catoctin Hollow Road
Turn right onto Mink Farm Road
Mink Farm Road will turn right—stay STRAIGHT onto Tower Road
Follow Tower Road to a Y-junction with Gambrill Park Road, continue straight onto Gambrill Park Road
Follow Gambrill Park Road south to Hamburg Road
Turn left onto Hamburg Road
Parking area will be ¼ to ½ mile on the right side—if parking area is full, park on side of road


June 8
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin


Frederick Municipal Forest
Frederick, Maryland + Google Map