Backpacking — Savage River State Forest (MD)


There are 78 miles of trails throughout this 54,000 acre area of hardwood forests streams and creeks. A backpackers loop links trails and roads that begins and ends at New Germany State Park. Not all trails link together, so plan accordingly. Trail maps are available at the forest office or can be ordered through the web site.

Directions from Morgantown

I 68 into MD. Take exit 22 and follow Chestnut Ridge Road south to New Germany Road. Turn left onto New Germany Road and travel two miles. The entrance to the forest headquarters is on the right.

Travel Time: 1 hr


Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Camping


Savage River State Forest, 127 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, Md 21536


(301) 895-5759

Web resources:

Savage River State Forest Site

ORC Resources:


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