Welcome back to Day 24 of Walktober!

Today, we’re heading back to Garrett Trails and highlighting the Laurel Run & Wallman Area Trails!

While I tend to prefer easy access, in-town trails, it’s important to highlight the many vivid nature experiences that Garrett County has to offer for those with an adventurous spirit! These trails offer a variety of ways to get outdoors (before it gets too chilly!) and get active!

Most of this trail follows old roads but there is a section of active road from Audley Riley Road to Wallman Road. Trails are on Potomac State Forest and primitive campsites are available by permit.

Laurel Run Road – Mountain bikers and off-road vehicle (ORV) users will particularly enjoy this dirt road that runs southward from its intersection with Wallman Road to its terminus near the Potomac River. Views from the road offer a chance to see dense areas of mountain laurel. This trail is open to motor vehicles.

Wallman Road – This trail travels downhill from Laurel Run Road to a small parking lot near the Potomac River. The forest cover in this area is ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife, including wild turkey, white-tailed deer and black bears. Good birding and wildflowers. Hikers and mountain bikers can make a circuit back to their starting point by using the 3.5 mile Loop Road.


Make sure you check out Garrett Trails’ website (https://www.garretttrails.org/laurel-run-and-wallman-area-trails.html) for more information on this trail and online maps!

How did you do with your fitness goals today? What’s your favorite local trail? Did you get in your 6,000 steps?, 10,000 steps?, or do something awesome to stay active? Join the discussion below, and you’ll earn 3 MORE prize points each day during Walktober!

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John Corbin (BS, CPT, MCPT, CSNC)

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