RiderPlanet USA Motorcycle And ATV Trails
HomeFind ATV TrailsATV and Dirt Bike ArticlesCalendar of ATV and Motorcycle EventsSupport CenterDonate
Help Scroll down for trail contact information and regulations. Select a photo to enlarge.

Green Ridge ORV Trail

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Green Ridge State Forest, Stafford Trail

Last Known StatusClosed

At one time this this 18 mile novice 4x4 trail was open to OHVs use but is now closed to motorized use. The trail looped through a scenic forest of hickory and oak trees. Some sections could be muddy with several moderately sized mud puddles. There was three staging opportunities for the trail loop and three-wheelers were prohibited.

Primitive camping is permitted throughout the forest but a permit is required which can be obtained by contacting the Green Ridge State Forest Office. This listing will remain up for historical purposes.

Trail Map... Driving Map... Best Nearby Trails...


Nearest CityFlintstone, MD
Go Back To Maryland List
Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Flintstone, MD
1) Take I-68 (US-40) east to exit 62, about 8 miles
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp, continue 1.9 miles
3) Turn left on Fifteen-Mile Creek Road, continue about 1 miles.
4) Staging area is on the right.

Alternate Staging Directions
From: Flintstone, MD
1) Take I-68 (US-40) east to exit 62, about 8 miles
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp, continue 6 miles
3) Turn left (east) on Mertens Ave. Two staging opportunities can be found on Mertens Ave. The first staging area is about several hundred yards in and the second one is about 1.8 miles in.


LandState Forest


Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


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
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedno trailblazing
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: $10.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoGreen Ridge State Forest
28700 Headquarters Drive NE
Flintstone, MD 21530-9525
(301) 478-3124
Contact InfoMaryland Department of Natural Resources
CommentORV Registration Info


Green Ridge ORV Trail Photo

Green Ridge ORV Trail

Photo Submitted 9/3/2011 (Thanks!)


Submit a Photo!


Square Miles69
Miles Of Trail18
Climate TypeForest
Elevation800 to 1200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
RoadsThis state forest has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (W)Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (240) 964-7000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Billies Gas and Grub (301) 478-2060
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Billies Gas and Grub (301) 478-2060
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Little Orleans Campground & Park Area (301) 478-2325
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Little Orleans Campground & Park Area (301) 478-2325
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Little Orleans Campground & Park Area (301) 478-2325
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Sitescattered primitive campsites can be found throughout forest
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Billies Gas and Grub (301) 478-2060
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (N)Fifteen Mile Creek
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (E)
Copyright © 2016 Misirena Digital, LLC All Rights Reserved. Home  |   ATV Trails  |   Articles  |   Calendar  |   Support Center  |   Good Stuff