Monroe Run Trail, Savage River State Forest Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A creekside hike into a very remote, wild stream valley covered in a canopy of hard- woods and hemlocks. There are twenty-two stream crossings, some on bridges, many by rock hopping. On an autumn weekday in late afternoon, you are as likely to see a black bear as another person. With the casual terrain of the trail, this hike can be covered in a couple of hours of walking. To truly enjoy it, however, plan on at least twice that long.
This is one of the wildest stream canyons in Maryland, and because it offers no loop options without a road walk, one of the quietest. Because the trail descends into the canyon, there is no intrusion of noise from outside activity. This trail has many stream crossings that are subject to flooding, and there are no constructed bridges (there are a few simple log bridges). Most of the time, all the crossings can be managed with the only consequence being an occasional wet boot."