Deep Creek Lake State Park Meadow Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Swanton, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
This area is nice. it is a relaxing hike with decent views. There is lots of wildlife including black bear. (we didn't see any on our last trip) It can be very busy on nice days.
This was at Deep Creek National Park . This was actually a compilation of 4 trails. All the trails start at one point which is the Indian Turnip Trail. After about a 1/2 mile you get to the point where you can either go up the hill and continue on the Indian Turnip Trail or go to the left and follow the red and white markers and do the Beckman's Trail which leads to the Brant's Mine Trail. (Also within this way is the Snakeroot trail which is a 1/4 mile loop on the way there). We did all 4 trails totaling a 8.5 loop. It was not the most scenic nor did it have tons of photo opportunities, but it is a very relaxing and enjoyable hike to do. We will definitely do this again. The Indian Turnip Trail had tons of green mossy rocks of all sizes and the terrain was very rocky in some spots. We also seen a ton of Chipmunks.
A pretty well marked trail in which you can do four trails off of the one It is actually named the Indian Turnip trail. If you follow the maps they give you at the visitor center, your can combine 4 different trails in the same day which make it harder. The Indian trail can loop into the Beckman's trail into the Brant's Mine trail and a smaller loop trail called Snake Root trail. If you do them all it make for a more challenging day
Was not impressed with these trails. Poorly mapped and next to nothing to see. You will encounter cell phone towers and other human things. Not very peaceful.
Easy trail to follow as it was well marked. It was moderate and had some rocky ground as well as smoother. We saw deer, chipmunks and toads.
Great hikes and views of wildlife inc deer bear and wild turkey