Across the River, Through the Woods, and Under the Mountain

Flintstone, Maryland 21530

Across the River, Through the Woods, and Under the Mountain

Across the River, Through the Woods, and Under the Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Flintstone
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
42.3
Distance
4,491 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
3-5 days
Duration
Green Ridge State Forest, call 301-478-3124 or visit the forest’s website at dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/greenridge forest.asp. You may purchase a map either online or at the visitors’ center. To learn more about the C&O Canal, contact the National Park Service at 301- 678-5463 or visit its website at nps.gov/choh/
Local Contacts
USGS Quads: Paw Paw, Oldtown, Artemas, and Flintstone
Local Maps

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Jul 2018