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St. John's Rock ORV Trail

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Savage River State Forest, Saint Johns Rock, Callahan Swamp, Big Savage Mountain, Fourmile Ridge, Little Savage River, Mt. Zion, Garrett County

Last Known StatusNot Yet Open

Located in western Maryland, this new ORV trail is expected to open for motorized use in 2015. The trail consists of crushed gravel with light elevation changes. Additional plans include adding loops and a primitive campground that will be located next to the main staging area. The trail will be roughly 14 miles long and will be open to ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and licensed 4x4 vehicles.

A daily riding permit will be required to ride the trail and a maximum of 20 permits will be issued per day. Please note that the trail is currently not open to motorized use. For current updates check the Maryland DNR website or contact the Savage River State Forest at (301) 895-5759.

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Nearest CityFrostburg, MD
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LandState Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesMD DNR Registraton Sticker
Dates OpenNot Yet Open
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (84 dB)maximum sound level at 50'
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
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 RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


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Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


Contact InfoSavage River State Forest
127 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
(301) 895-5759
Contact InfoMaryland Department of Natural Resources
CommentORV Registration Info
Contact InfoMaryland OHV Alliance



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Miles Of Trail14
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2700 to 2850 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 no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
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 little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None



First Aid First AidFrostburg, MD
Gasoline GasolineFrostburg, MD
Diesel DieselFrostburg, MD
Potable Water WaterFrostburg, MD
RV Hookups RV HookupFrostburg, MD
RV Dump Station RV DisposalFrostburg, MD
Primitive Camping CampgroundFrostburg, MD
Convenience Store Conv StoreFrostburg, MD
Swimming Swim AreaFrostburg, MD
Body of Water Water BodyFrostburg, MD
Boating Launch Boat RampFrostburg, MD
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