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68 mi 109 km of trail 8 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Western Maryland - 8

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Favorite The ruins of a C&O Canal Lockhouse stand outside of Harper's Ferry.
Intermediate/Difficult

Maryland Heights Loop

6.8 mi 10.9 km 1,488' Up 453.64 m Up 1,488' Down 453.44 m Down

Harpers…, WV
Favorite Burnside Bridge
Difficult

Battlefield Forest Creek Loop

2.9 mi 4.6 km 104' Up 31.83 m Up 123' Down 37.49 m Down

Keedysv…, MD
Favorite View across Lake Habeeb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lakeside Loop Trail

5.3 mi 8.6 km 246' Up 75.02 m Up 245' Down 74.68 m Down

Cumberland, MD
Favorite A view of 15 Mile Creek from Pine Lick Trail.
Intermediate

Pine Lick/Twin Oaks Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km 816' Up 248.57 m Up 820' Down 250.07 m Down

Hancock, MD
Favorite Bridge from Red Trail to Green/Beige Loop
Intermediate

Fork Run Loop

8.0 mi 12.9 km 951' Up 289.81 m Up 951' Down 289.73 m Down

Oakland, MD
Favorite A beautiful hike through the forest
Intermediate

New Germany Outer Trail Loop

5.2 mi 8.4 km 696' Up 212.11 m Up 695' Down 211.95 m Down

Lonaconing, MD
Favorite Very easy trail the majority of the way. I saw a few road bikes that werent struggling at all.
Easy/Intermediate

C&O Canal: Lock 45 to Lock 50

4.5 mi 7.3 km 84' Up 25.61 m Up 84' Down 25.67 m Down

William…, MD
Favorite Overgrown view from Meadow Mountain
Intermediate

Meadow Mountain Trail

4.4 mi 7.1 km 595' Up 181.38 m Up 595' Down 181.42 m Down

Mountai…, MD

Trails in Western Maryland - 28

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1.5 mi 2.4 km #1Overlook Cliff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Brunswick, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Brunswick, MD 26 
1.8 mi 3.0 km #2Final Attack Trail
Easy
Keedysville, MD
Easy
Keedysville, MD
5.9 mi 9.5 km #3Swallow Falls/Herrington Manor Trail - White
Intermediate
Oakland, MD
Intermediate
Oakland, MD
2.4 mi 3.9 km #4Stone Fort Trail
Intermediate
Brunswick, MD
Intermediate
Brunswick, MD
6.2 mi 10.0 km #5Pine Lick Trail
Intermediate
Cumberland, MD
Intermediate
Cumberland, MD
5.4 mi 8.6 km #6Indian Turnip Loop
Difficult
Swanton, MD
Difficult
Swanton, MD
5.4 mi 8.7 km #7Kendall Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Oakland, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Oakland, MD
0.8 mi 1.2 km #8Union Advance Trail
Intermediate
Keedysville, MD
Intermediate
Keedysville, MD
3.4 mi 5.5 km #9Mt. Aetna Loop Trail
Intermediate
Frostburg, MD
Intermediate
Frostburg, MD
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Tall Oaks Trail
Intermediate
Frostburg, MD
Intermediate
Frostburg, MD
4.1 mi 6.6 km #11Twin Oaks Trail
Intermediate
Hancock, MD
Intermediate
Hancock, MD
6.0 mi 9.6 km #12Mertens Avenue
Intermediate
Hancock, MD
Intermediate
Hancock, MD
2.1 mi 3.3 km #13Snavelys Ford Trail
Easy
Keedysville, MD
Easy
Keedysville, MD
1.0 mi 1.5 km #14Pine Lick Connector
Difficult
Hancock, MD
Difficult
Hancock, MD
4.5 mi 7.2 km #15Kasecamp Road
Intermediate
Hancock, MD
Intermediate
Hancock, MD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #16Dog Leg Trail
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
1.4 mi 2.3 km #17Outdoor Club Road
Intermediate
Potomac Park, MD
Intermediate
Potomac Park, MD
0.8 mi 1.3 km #18Mountain Meadow Trail Connector
Intermediate
Mountain Lake Park, MD
Intermediate
Mountain Lake Park, MD
2.4 mi 3.9 km #19Dynamite Shack Loop
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
2.1 mi 3.4 km #20Red Trail
Intermediate
Oakland, MD
Intermediate
Oakland, MD
0.5 mi 0.8 km #21Gazebo Loop
Intermediate
Frostburg, MD
Intermediate
Frostburg, MD
1.1 mi 1.8 km #22Acorn Loop
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
2.1 mi 3.4 km #23Lower Loop (Green)
Intermediate
Mountain Lake Park, MD
Intermediate
Mountain Lake Park, MD
1.2 mi 1.9 km #24Cabin Loop
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
Intermediate
Lonaconing, MD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #25Hemlock Trail
Easy
Lonaconing, MD
Easy
Lonaconing, MD
1.2 mi 1.9 km #26Turnpike Trail
Easy
Lonaconing, MD
Easy
Lonaconing, MD
1.5 mi 2.4 km #27Upper Loop (Beige)
Intermediate
Oakland, MD
Intermediate
Oakland, MD
0.0 mi 0.0 km #28Turnpike Trail Connector
Easy
Lonaconing, MD
Easy
Lonaconing, MD

Photos of Western Maryland - 40

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Very easy trail the majority of the way. I saw a few road bikes that werent struggling at all.
Aug 3, 2020 near William…, MD
Swallow Falls, Maryland - Autumn on the Youghiogheny River
Apr 7, 2020 near Oakland, MD
The ruins of a C&O Canal Lockhouse stand outside of Harper's Ferry.
Jan 7, 2017 near Brunswick, MD
The 3,118-foot Paw Paw Tunnel is lined with 6 million bricks.
Jan 7, 2017 near Bel Air, MD
Big Slackwater (shown here) is where the trail turns concrete as it curves around a calm and beautiful bend in the Potomac.
Jan 7, 2017 near William…, MD
Dam 5 offers some interesting scenery along the Potomac River.
Jan 7, 2017 near William…, MD
A view of 15 Mile Creek from Pine Lick Trail.
Apr 2, 2020 near Hancock, MD
A beautiful hike through the forest
Jan 16, 2020 near Lonaconing, MD