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Near Flintstone in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Log Roll Trail

 
 
Log Roll Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 8, 2016
1. Log Roll Trail Marker
Inscription.

Log Roll Overlook offers the hiker an enjoyable westward view of the Town Creek watershed and a view of three states. The overlook was named for logs that were rolled down the steep mountain slope in the late 1800s, to a sawmill on Town Creek. Sections of Log Roll Trail follow the bed of a narrow-gauge logging railroad in operation at that time.

Log Roll Trail ends 4.5 miles from the overlook, near Town Creek. A 20-mile hike eastward along the Canal will take the hiker through the Paw Paw Tunnel and back to the Green Ridge Long Pond Trail at Lock 58.

Trail Information
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"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." — William Shakespeare
 
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration Recreation Trail Grant Program.
 
Location. 39° 39.907′ N, 78° 26.562′ W. Marker is near Flintstone, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is on Headquarters Drive 0.3 miles west of M. V. Smith Road NE, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the Green Ridge State Forest Headquarters information kiosk, located near the scenic overlook southwest of I-68 Exit 64. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28700 Headquarters Drive NE, Flintstone MD 21530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Markers at the Green Ridge State Forest Information Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 8, 2016
2. Markers at the Green Ridge State Forest Information Kiosk
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twin Oaks Trail (a few steps from this marker); Long Pond Trail (a few steps from this marker); Pine Lick Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mash Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hill Overlook (approx. 3.2 miles away); “The Warrior’s Path” (approx. 7 miles away); Breaking Through a Mountain (approx. 8 miles away); West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland (approx. 8.8 miles away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Flintstone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Green Ridge State Forest. (Submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maryland Logging Railroads. (Submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Photo of Mertens' Railroad (AKA Green Ridge Railroad) on Log Roll Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1890s
3. Photo of Mertens' Railroad (AKA Green Ridge Railroad) on Log Roll Trail Marker
Courtesy of Tom Hynson
Deep Run/Big Run Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 8, 2016
4. Deep Run/Big Run Trail Marker
Non-history marker at kiosk
Mountain Bike Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 8, 2016
5. Mountain Bike Trail Marker
Non-history marker at kiosk
Leave No Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 8, 2016
6. Leave No Trace Marker
Non-history marker at kiosk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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