Allegheny Highlands Trail is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Frostburg, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Rail with trail. (6 miles) Forstburg is the turnaround point to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and the Allegheny Highlands Trail shares the same corridor for most of the way. Aside from a short section of minimal fence as a reminder to keep of the tracks, nothing separates the trail users from the steam engine that uses the corridor. On the days the train is running (mostly weekends), be on the trail either side of noon to see the turn of the century steam engine climbing the 1.75% grade towards Frostburg. The train leaves Frostburg at 2pm for the trip back to Cumberland. Visit http://www.wmsr.com/ for details.
very nice scenery
Technically a mountain bike trail, but fit just as easy for hiking as well. short but many elevation changes as well as different terrains- from mud to very dry. Bring extra water in the summer as it gets very hot in Green Ridge during the June,July,August months. Scenery is fantastic, but no real overlooks (though they are close by). Use this in conjuction with the Will's Mountain Trail to train for distance hiking. Bring tick and insect protection. It is bear and snake country, but also falcon,eagle,deer,and close to good camping and fishing spots. Near the towns of Little Orleans, Flintstone, Hancock, and Cumberland for provisions. Do the hike and reward yourself with the awesome burgers at the diner in Little Orleans.