Description: Most of this trail follows old roads but there is a section of active road from Audley Riley Road to Wallman Road. Trails are on Potomac State Forest and primitive campsites are available by permit.
Laurel Run Road – Mountain bikers and off-road vehicle (ORV) users will particularly enjoy this dirt road that runs southward from its intersection with Wallman Road to its terminus near the Potomac River. Views from the road offer a chance to see dense areas of mountain laurel. This trail is open to motor vehicles.
Wallman Road – This trail travels downhill from Laurel Run Road to a small parking lot near the Potomac River. The forest cover in this area is ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife, including wild turkey, white-tailed deer and black bears. Good birding and wildflowers. Hikers and mountain bikers can make a circuit back to their starting point by using the 3.5 mile Loop Road.
Use (of Connector Trail): Biking, Hiking
Directions: Take Route 135 east from Oakland, MD and take a right on Gorman Road (light at Loch Lynn). Go 3 blocks and take a left on Route 560. Continue 4.9 miles to White Church and turn left. Travel 1.3 miles straight onto Audley Riley Road. Trail and a parking area will be on the right.
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