Green Ridge State Forest

Green Ridge State Forest

Green Ridge State Forest



Trail Location: Cumberland, MD – connects to C & O Canal Park

Trail Length: 50+ miles

Counties: Allegany

Trail Surface(s): Asphalt, gravel, dirt

Trail Description: Horseback riding is permitted on the public roads within the State Forest. Horses are not permitted on any trails other than the open public roads. There are 2 primitive campsites on the forest that are recommended for riders that wish to camp with their horses. These sites are not developed horse camping sites. More developed horse camping is available at the neighboring Little Orleans Camp Ground. The Little Orleans Camp Ground can be reached at 301-478-2325.

Parking and Trail Access: 

  • 28700 Headquarters Dr, NE Flintstone, MD 21530-9525
  • From Washington, D.C./Baltimore: (Travel time approximately 2 hours.) Take I-70 west to I-68 west. Take exit #64 (M.V. Smith Road). Make a right onto M.V. Smith Road. The Headquarters Drive is on the right after crossing I-68.

Seasonal Restrictions: Hunting permitted, see website for dates.

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Amenities: Portable toilets, picnic tables, etc. See map for locations


Green Ridge State Forest
28700 Headquarters Dr, NE
Flintstone, MD 21530-9525
(301) 478-3124