Description: This short (out and back – 3 miles round trip) trail runs along the Youghiogheny River upstream from Friendsville, MD, in the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area.
The scenery along the trail is beautiful as it follows an 1890s era railbed to an old logging community called Kendall (originally Krug). Little remains of the town of Kendall but in its heyday this busy mining and lumber town was the southern terminus of the Confluence & Oakland Railroad and the beginning of the Krug Lumber Railroad that had narrow gauge rail lines extending throughout the river valley.
NOTE: Several sections of the trail are muddy year round. You will encounter spider webs across the trail during the summer, a forked stick waved in front of you will help. Be aware that like many places in Garrett County you are in bear and snake territory.
Use: Day Hiking/Mt. Biking
Directions: 14 minutes, 8,8 miles from Visitor's Center Drive; Turn left onto US-219 N 0.8 mi, Turn left onto MD-42/Friendsville Rd 7.2 mi, Turn right onto First Ave 0.2 mi, Turn left onto Oak St 371 ft.
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