Few trails in the Mid-Atlantic can boast of such varied scenery as this route through Green Ridge State Forest. The creek walks along Big Run and Deep Run; sections along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Potomac River; a passage though the Paw Paw Tunnel; and the pool and rock garden of Fifteen-mile Creek will each surprise you and surpass your expectations.
And while sections of this route are popular with hikers and cyclists, you’ll experience marvelous seclusion by backpacking the entire loop. This gem in western Maryland may very well be the best kept backpacking secret in the state.
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