Trails

The Trail Starts Here

Enjoy over 200 miles of developed trail systems for hiking, biking, and paddling. Rocky Gap State Park offers easy trails such as the Canyon Overlook Trail and the Touch of Nature Trail to the more moderate like the Lakeside Loop Trail, a 5.3-mile trail encircling Lake Habeeb. Green Ridge State Forest has over 80 miles of trails open to hikers, mountain bikers, and even horseback riders of any ability, plus they offer the county’s premier off-road vehicle trails. For mountain biking enthusiasts, check out the Great Eastern Trail at Green Ridge or the new first-class mountain biking trails at Dans Mountain State Park.

Outdoor Trails

Located in Sideling Hill Creek State Park, the Point Kilo Overlook Trail and picnic area is an out and back trail that provides a majestic view of the Potomac River valley and picnic tables to enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Parking is location at the entrance to Sideling…

Rocky Gap offers a variety of multi-use trails for guests to enjoy. The Lakeside Loop Trail, a moderate 5.3 mile trail that encircles Lake Habeeb, offers hikers scenic beauty of the area. Crossing over four-foot bridges, trekking along the shoreline and winding through the…

This overlook in Rocky Gap State Park can be accessed from the quarter-mile-long Canyon Overlook Trail and offers magnificent views of a mile-long gorge.

As an “overland” alternative to walking a half mile through the Paw Paw Tunnel, the Tunnel Hill Trail offers a walk through history and outstanding views of the Potomac River and tunnel gorge. The two-mile trail begins from the downstream side with a series of uphill…

Rivaling the Appalachian Trail, the Great Eastern Trail provides a premier hiking experience on a series of existing trails that are being linked to each other into a long-distance footpath in the Appalachian Mountains, stretching from Alabama, to the Finger Lakes Trails in New…

The 9/11 National Memorial Trail is currently a patchwork of 55% off-road trails and 45% existing roadways that connect the three 9/11 memorial sites - The World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.; and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. The…

Chosen by National Geographic as one of the "Top Fall Trips In The World," the Great Allegheny Passage winds through Maryland's mountains and along Wills Creek, giving bicyclists, hikers, and cross-country skiers some of the most majestic views in the east. Linking…

The C&O Canal National Historical Park contains over 20,000 acres of historical, natural and recreational treasures. The Park is the 16th most visited National Park in the nation, with over 5 million visitors a year – that’s more than Yellowstone, Yosemite…

Food and Beverage Trails

A pillowy circle of dough, deep fried and glazed. A dense cake that stands up to dunking. Sprinkles, chocolate chips, or jelly-filled. Silky smooth espresso, the complexities of a pour over, or a delightfully frothy latte. Whether you're a fan of yeast-raised or cake donuts…

The Mountain Maryland Tap and Pour Tour trails features a wide range of wineries, breweries, distilleries, tasting rooms and taprooms where you can raise a glass and imbibe in your favorite spirit. You’ll find ingenuity, creativity and passion mixed into the many…

We may be located in the breezy mountains of Mountain Maryland, but that doesn’t spare us from the sultry dog days of summer. Whether you’re biking through Allegany County on the Great Allegheny Passage or just want a sweet retreat from the mountain’s summer…

History and Heritage Trails

Follow rich history and adventure through Allegany County's portion of the historic C&O Canal, a 184.5-mile towpath that was used to transport natural resources from Cumberland, MD, to Georgetown between 1831 and 1924. About the Byway Allegany County's Chesapeake…

Follow along the George Washington Trail 1753 through Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, commemorating young Washington's first diplomatic mission to western Pennsylvania - a mission that led to the outbreak of the French and Indian War. Along the George…

About the Byway Once a major center in the US coal industry, the Georges Creek Valley was historically known as "The Big Vein" for its thick seam of bituminous coal, famous for its clean-burning, low-sulfur content that made it ideal for powering ocean steamers…

Follow America's oldest road through the county to discover important parts of early American history. About the Byway Allegany County's Historic National Road Byway is part of Maryland's 170-mile Historic National Road Scenic Byway - one of 18 scenic byway…

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