South Mountain State Park is a 40-mile long multi-use state park weaving along the South Mountain Ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. It has no distinguishable boundary or entrance facility. South Mountain State Park can be accessed at a number of locations. Most of the park is only accessible by foot.Pets are allowed in South Mountain State Park.
South Mountain State Park includes two hunting areas. A Maryland hunting license and knowledge of the Maryland hunting seasons is required. There is no hunting on Sundays. Access is limited, so be prepared to hike long distances. To improve your hunting experience, scout out the areas prior to hunting season. You may use the Appalachian Trail to access the hunting areas, but the Appalachian Trail Corridor is a non-hunting area. You cannot hunt until you are 150 yards away from the Trail in either direction.Make sure your weapon is unloaded in the safety zones and also while hiking to your destination through non-hunting areas. Respect private property. Off road motorized vehicle use is strictly prohibited. Remember that many hikers using the trail may be unaware of hunting seasons. Boundaries are marked with yellow paint. A yellow line indicates you are looking into state property; a yellow dot indicates you are looking into private property.