Rock Slides, Debris Close Portion of Western Maryland Rail Trail
BIG POOL, MD ó The Western Maryland Rail Trail has recently sustained isolated areas of rock slides, which damaged a portion of the trail asphalt surface and barrier fencing and scattered rocks and debris on the trail. As a result, two miles of the trail are closed.
The closure is from mile marker 13 west of Locher Road to mile marker 15 east of Seavolt Road. Until the area can be repaired, this portion of the trail is closed to public use due to safety issues at the Roundtop Area. The closure will remain in effect until repairs can be made.
The Western Maryland Rail Trail is currently about 20 miles long. Beginning about one half-mile west of historic Fort Frederick State Park in Washington County, the trail follows the former Western Maryland Railroad line through Hancock, Maryland.
Posted March 17, 2004