Garrett Trail System Cross Country Skiing

The 3rd most popular XC Ski in Maryland.

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Near Oakland in Garrett County, the 8,000 acre Potomac-Garrett State Forest has miles of trails and logging roads through dense oak, cherry and maple forests.

The 9 mile Garrett Trail System starts in Herrington Manor State Park. On the trail map, the dashed red line indicates 5.5 mile Swallow Falls/Herrington Manor Trail (horseback riding not allowed, but hiking, x-country skiing & biking permitted). The blue dashed line indicates Snaggy Mountain Road multi-use trail. The solid red line indicates Garrett Trail (no ATVs).

Overall, Garrett Trail System is the 3rd most popular cross country ski area of all 3 Nordic ski destinations in Maryland.

Garrett Trail System Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Garrett State Forest (301) 334-2038; Maryland Visitors (800) MDISFUN or 543-1036.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.4551, -79.4514

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  6/22/2016

ID:  13635

Garrett Trail System Cross Country Skiing Map