Description: This is a challenging 17 mile mountain-top trail which travels over steep and rocky terrain. The MD DNR continues to perform trail maintenance and the trail is reported in good condition as of 12/7/22. Good route finding skills are essential for full traverses. Primitive camping permits are available at Savage River State Forest Headquarters, located across from New Germany State Park.
Directions: Northern End – Take exit 29 off I-68 and head south on Beall School Road for 1.25 miles. At the T-intersection, turn left and continue on this road for 1.25 miles to trail sign. South End – Turn north on Savage River Road and go approximately 4 miles. Turn right into a primitive camp area where trail can be located.
Directions to northern trailhead on Google Maps
Directions to southern trailhead on Google Maps