Hiking The Green Ridge

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Maryland.

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Near Flintstone, the 40,000 acre Green Ridge State Forest has a network of 45 miles of trails through oak forest. This region is very dry, so the hiking is almost year-round (so dry that theres even prickly pear cactus!).

A local favorite is the 24 mile backpacking trail system with four Adirondack-style shelters for camping along the way.

The four main trails are: Pine Lick Blue Trail (6 mi.); Long Pond Red Trail (7 mi.); Deep Run / Big Run Green Trail (7 mi.); and Log Roll Orange Trail (4 mi.).

There is also the nearby 18 mile C&O towpath trail.

Overall, Green Ridge is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 20 hikes in Maryland.

Green Ridge Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Green Ridge State Forest (301) 478-3124; Maryland Visitors (800) MDISFUN or 543-1036.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Maryland" from David Lillard

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Rocky Gap State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  Rocky Gap State Park Lodge

GPS:  39.6533, -78.4522

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  6900

Green Ridge Hiking Map


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