Log Roll Trail
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.
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." — William Shakespeare
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration Recreation Trail Grant Program.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 39.907′ N, 78° 26.562′ W. Marker is near Flintstone, Maryland, in Allegany
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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); McCausland's Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Perry Barnes Game Refuge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Billmeyer Game Refuge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Town Hill Overlook (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flintstone.
Also see . . . Maryland Logging Railroads. (Submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.