Great for low crowds, quick workouts and people with mobility restrictions. There are often paved paths and playground equipment nearby.
Easy Walking Forest Trails
More rugged than a town trail, less rugged than a backcountry trail, these are perfect for families or individuals that can go off pavement, but cannot commit to large elevation changes.
Garrett County Board of Commissioners Trails
Single track mountain biking and hiking near the ski area, great for intermediate to expert bikers and hikers looking for 3+ mile loops with elevation changes and switchbacks. Beginner hikers and bikers can explore short loops near the parking lot before committing to the longer Red and Gray trails.
Jennings Randolph Reservoir Trails
A remote and beautiful part of Garrett County, excellent for watching for birds of prey, meadow songbirds, deer and many other kinds of wildlife that live near the undeveloped reservoir and North Branch of the Potomac River. The trail provides access to fishing on the North Branch.
- The Honorable Paul Sarbanes Trail
STATE PARK TRAILS
Established facilities, on site staffing and often ADA access to certain locations.
Potomac-Garrett State Forest Trails
A hiker, fisherman and mushroom hunters paradise, Potomac-Garrett State Forest is full of surprises! These trails typically become more rugged the farther from the trail head you travel, with shelters by reservation and loops of multiple miles. Weather is a factor when planning trips in Potomac-Garrett State Forest.
Savage River State Forest Trails
Some of the best backcountry hiking in Garrett County is found in Savage River State Forest. With specific area designations as "Wildlands" you should be prepared for rugged landscapes and plenty of wildlife activity. Two trails, Margraff and Mt. Aetna, are in the state forest but close to services. Both have moderate to difficult elevation changes.