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Poplar Lick Trail System

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Popular Lick ORV, Poplar Lick Trail System, Savage River State Forest, Poplar Lick Run, Horse Ridge, Jenkins Hill

Last Known StatusClosed

This area at one time offered about six miles of multiple-use trails but are now permanently closed to motorized use with no plans to reopen. The trails are still open for hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike use. Primitive campsites can be found at various points along the trail. The trails are usually damp with loose rocks and they follow a river with several stream crossings. Call before you haul as this system occasionally gets flooded.

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Nearest CityGrantsville, MD
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From: Grantsville, MD
1) Take US-40 east about .6 miles
2) Turn right (south) on New Germany Road, continue about 6.5 miles
3) Turn left (east) on an unmarked dirt road, park here.

Alternate Staging Directions

From: Grantsville, MD
1) Take US-40 east about .6 miles
2) Turn right (south) on New Germany Road, continue about 8.3 miles
3) Turn left (east) on Big Run Road, continue 4.9 miles
4) Turn left on Savage River Road, continue about 4 miles toward the trail system. Parking is on the left.


LandState Forest


Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesMD DNR Registraton Sticker
Dates OpenClosed
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
campsites along the trail
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.


Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoSavage River State Forest
127 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
(301) 895-5759



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Square Miles7
Miles Of Trail6
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1800 to 2600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Single TrackThis state forest has some single track trails.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First AidGrantsville, MD
Gasoline GasolineGrantsville, MD
Diesel DieselGrantsville, MD
Potable Water WaterGrantsville, MD
RV Hookups RV HookupGrantsville, MD
RV Dump Station RV DisposalGrantsville, MD
Primitive Camping CampgroundGrantsville, MD
Convenience Store Conv StoreGrantsville, MD
Swimming Swim AreaGrantsville, MD
Body of Water Water BodyGrantsville, MD
Boating Launch Boat RampGrantsville, MD
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