New map and expanded trails in Emmitsburg

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Independent Maps is proud to release the latest map of the Multi User trails in Emmitsburg Maryland.  I spent a summer in the dirt with Trails Conservancy building on the north side of Hampton Valley Road.  It was nice to see them worn in with good use.  Parking is limited at Rainbow Lake but you can ride in from town. Then it is downhill all they way back to the restaurants.

Trail information from the town website

The map links to printable pdf that can be GPS navigated on your phone with the Avenza PDF Map App.

20160423 EmmitsburgTrails


Friday, June 7th, 2013

I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. Working as a sub for Trails Conservancy I helped turn a trail plan in to a tangible asset for the community.  There are eight miles of easy climbs, flowing downhills, and technical features for all to enjoy in the Emmitsburg watershed.  The plan calls for more trail south of Hampton Valley Road and a connection back to town.

My Cubicle




Flag Pole Knob Overlay

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

I haven’t jeeped or mapped this trail yet. From descriptions on the internet, it looks like FS225 off Union Springs Road south of Rawley Virginia. Wrangler Forum members tell me this is passable in a stock Jeep Wrangler. Expect some mud puddles and an obstacle known as the staircase.

The KMZ file is a Google Earth Overlay of the 2012 MVUM. The MVUM is the authoritative source for motor vehicle access to the George Washington National Forest.

2012MVUM Flagpole Knob