Meadow Mountain and Deep Creek Lake

Meadow Mountain and Deep Creek Lake near Oakland, MD


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
5 miles
3hours
easy
Snowshoeing, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Oakland, MD
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If you?re visiting Deep Creek for a family vacation this is an excellent way to get moving around the mountains and escape the inevitable crowds. You will come across an old mining site, enjoy a few vistas, and come across mountaintop wetlands.

In winter this trail is popular with snowmobilers and is open to mountain bikes year-round. Apparently you should be careful during hunting season as hunting is permitted in the park's backcountry area during regular hunting seasons. I suppose that means don't dress like a bear.

Directions:

From Cumberland drive west on I-68 for about 30 miles

At Keysers Ridge, take exit 14 onto US 219 south

Follow this roadway through the commercial section of the resort area, cross the bridge over the lake, and, in Thayerville, make a left onto Glendale Rd.

Keep Left after you cross second bridge over the lake, pass by waterfront cottages, and make another left onto State Park Road.

Stop at the park office and then follow signs past the beach area to leave your car at the far end of Parking Lot 3

Hike starts when you cross State Park Rd and ascend on a connector trail for 300 feet to turn left onto the white-blazed Meadow Mountain Trail




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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