Green Ridge State Forest

Green Ridge State Forest


Location:In eastern Allegany County, 22 miles east of Cumberland, exit 64 off I-68.
Facilities:100 primitive campsites, 7 group camping sites, adirondack shelters, horse areas, picnic facilities, extensive trails, stocked fishing area, boat launches, shooting range (é), visitor center (é), scenic overlooks.
Activities:Camping, boating, flatwater canoeing, freshwater fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV riding, nature tourism programs.
Special Features:Forest is located in the Ridge and Valley Province of the Allegheny Mountain chain and includes Town Hill, Green Ridge, and Polish Mountains. Several overlooks offer magnificent views. The forest features a challenging single-track 11.6-mile bike loop, suitable for intermediate to advanced riders. It winds up and down the ridges and valleys of the forest and includes technical obstacles such as stream crossings, fallen trees, steep turns, and sustained climbs. Four "easy-out" routes are incorporated into the trail, allowing riders to shorten their ride and return to the start/finish point.
Address:28700 Headquarters Dr NE
Flintstone, MD 21530

Phone:301-478-3124
Web: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/greenridge.html
Size: 44,000 acres.

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For opportunities on public land, look for rubs and scrapes in the Green Ridge State Forest and Savage River State Forest in the western region.
Specifically, Long suggests the Savage River and Green Ridge state forests in the west; McKee-Beshers WMA in the central region; and Worcester County's Pocomoke State Forest in the east.