Long Pond Trail
Long Pond Trail follows the 15-Mile Creek stream valley. This trail winds over ridges and valleys with several steep ascents and descents. These features make it one of the most challenging trails at Green Ridge State Forest.
The trail is named for the beautifully remote area where 15-Mile Creek pools into a long rectangular pond-like area. The hike descends through the Potomac Bends Wildlands to the Potomac River.
The confluence of the Potomac River with 15-Mile Creek was a pioneer landmark. From here it was 15 miles to Oldtown, thus the creek's name.
The trail descends and connects to the towpath on the C&O Canal National Historic Park. The Potomac River borders Green Ridge State Forest for approximately 30 miles.
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration Recreation Trail Grant Program.
Location. 39° 39.906′ N, 78° 26.568′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twin Oaks Trail (here, next to this marker); Log Roll 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. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. (Submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.