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Green Ridge ORV Trail

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Green Ridge State Forest, Stafford Trail

Last Known StatusClosed

At one time this 4x4 trail was open to motorized use but is now closed with no plans to re-open. 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 and to help prevent a wasted trip.

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Permit RequiredYesMD DNR Registraton Sticker
Dates OpenClosed
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Tent: $10.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


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Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityFlintstone, MD
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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.


Contact InfoGreen Ridge State Forest
28700 Headquarters Drive NE
Flintstone, MD 21530-9525
(301) 478-3124


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Green Ridge ORV Trail

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Approx Size44,000 acres (69 sq mi)
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


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
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