Green Ridge State Forest

Green Ridge is Maryland's second largest state forest with 44,000 acres of oak and hickory forest types and pockets of shale barrens, desert-like habitats that dot the region because of its extremely low average annual precipitation. Abundant wildlife including deer, turkey, and black bear, and unusual plants like the Prickly Pear Cactus, Large Blazing Star, and Kate's Mountain Clover are found here.

 

Green Ridge is full of opportunities for the adventurous including over 50 miles of hiking trails available for day hikes or multi-day backpacking. The trail system varies in terrain and can be very rugged. Other activities include hunting, fishing, horseback riding, paddling, and primitive camping.  

Phone: 301-478-3124 Address: 28700 Headquarters Drive NE
Flintstone, MD 21530
Email: [email protected] Web: dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/publiclands/western_greenridgeforest.aspx