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Middle Fork of The Savage River State Wildlands Hike
Savage River State Forest

Wilderness Hiking Tour s with All Earth Eco Tours

You won't believe it's Maryland~

A Custom Hiking Trip for Groups of 6 or more. This is a great trip for youth groups, womens groups, mens groups, scout troops, and groups looking for a wilderness experience.
We usually meet at 10:00 am. This is a one way hike so the first thing we do is set up a car shuttle (takes about 20 minutes). This way your cars will be at the end of the trail.

Middle Fork Hiking Trips Run May through October
Advance Booking Required

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Where: We meet at the Trail Head on Dry Run Road (we'll give you easy to follow directions)
Only 20 minutes From Deep Creek Lake
Cost: Minimum Guide Fee: $200 + $10 per person

What You Will Do: The Middlefork of The Savage River Wild Lands is a remote and serene protected wilderness area in the Savage State Forest. If you are looking for a true back country tour this is it.The pristine valley stretches for about 7 miles with very little sign (if any) of human disturbance. Hardwood trees of impressive size live in the narrow roadless valley, and birds, wildlife and plant communities thrive in amazing diversity. The trail is mostly a downgrade. Once in the wildlands we follow old trails and rail road grades down the valley. Passing through cool hemlock groves that line the stream bank, the only sounds are of birdsong, the rushing stream, and the wind in the treees. There are approx 9 stream crossings so you may get damp or wet feet by the end of the day. Trips go rain or shine, as few things can compare with a day spent walking in the moist woods. Guides carry a tarp for a dry lunch stop. We may move the hike to another trail if the river is too high to make crossings.

Great school trip for 7th grade on up.

The trail has a true backcountry character and we sometimes have to scramble over logs or negotiate a way around a boggy area. Walking and speaking quietly sometimes will lead to a chance bear sighting or other wildlife encounters. Your guide will explain natural features along the way and teach you about basic wilderness travel skills such as, travelling in bear and snake country, basic map and compass, how to avoid getting lost and what to do if you do. We try to make the deep woods less intimidating by educating our guests so they can consider planning an adventure on their own.

What to bring: Knapsack or small backpack if you have one, bag lunch, long pants or shorts if you don't mind looking out for nettles or poison ivy, brimmed hat, bottle of water, sweatshirt and windbreaker if a cool day, or rain gear if rainy. Insect repellent for the gnats, skin so soft is excellent. Cameras, identification books and binoculars are recommended. Bring a change of clothes and shoes for after if rainy.

Registration: Release forms are required and minor children must have a signed parental consent and release form. Call 301-746-4083 for info.

Middle Fork of The Savage River Wild Lands
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Call 1-800-446-7554 to talk to our adventure experts
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for an adventure tomorrow!

All Earth Eco Tours ™, P.O. Box 35, Friendsville, MD 21531
301-746-4083 ~ Toll Free 1-800-446-7554