Allegheny Highlands Trail-Woodcock Hol to Cumberld is a 9.4 mile point-to-point trail located near Mt Savage, MD and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Rail with trail, farm and tunnel. (9 miles) The most recently opened section on the Allegheny Highlands Trail finals links the Great Allegheny Passage to the C&O Canal Towpath, making a continuous 318 mile greenway from McKeesport, PA near Pittsburgh to Washington DC. And there is a lot to see. The trail shares the corridor with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad so, if you time it right you'll have a rare opportunity to see a century-old steam engine up close. There is also the Brush Tunnel and Helmstetter Curve. In 1912 workers excavating a cut for the Western Maryland Railway just east of the Helmstetter Farm broke into a partly filled cave. Thousands of fossilized Pleistocene animals have been recovered from the cave, thus it earning its name. There are a number of clear views up the valley where you can look back towards Big Savage Mountain, 6 miles as the crow flies but 15-20 miles along the 1.75% grade of the trail. There is also the scenic "Narrows" as the trail comes down into Cumberland.