Green Ridge Hiking Trail North Spur Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A pleasant, sometimes challenging hike featuring more than a dozen stream crossings, a few rugged ascents through pine forest, and mountain views. This is a fine hike for introducing a young person (or someone not so young) to backpacking. Or you can enjoy it all in a day. The hike offers a blend of streamside rambling, rock-hop creek crossings, and deep woods walking. Although there are several ascents that will get even a fit hiker heaving, none are sustained for more than a few hundred yards.
Nor do they climb more than a couple hundred feet. At about 45,000 acres, Green Ridge State Forest is Maryland’s largest contiguous public land area. It is also a land of incredible biodiverisity: There are more species of trees and shrubs in this forest than in all of Europe. Special considerations: During spring, be prepared for muddy conditions along Pine Lick. The area is managed for hunting; check with rangers for season dates."