Woodmont: Where Wildlife and History Meet
Introduction To Quest
In the mid 1800’s, abundant and varied wildlife attracted hunters to the area to establish the historic Woodmont Rod and Gun Club. This theme continues over 150 years later with the development of the new wildlife heritage hiker/mountain biker trail. Trail users will learn about local wildlife, wildlife habitat and wildlife management.
Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area is located on Woodmont Road, approximately one-half mile north of the lodge. While there is no street address for the parking lot, the closest address is 111761 Woodmont Road, Hancock, MD 21750. This address is approximately ½ mile past the parking lot where the quest begins.
This quest is available daily between sunrise and sunset. Print your worksheet from the website. Start and end your hike at the trailhead parking lot on Woodmont Road. Answers to Park Quest questions can be found on trail signs and kiosks. The nearly four-mile loop hike returns users to their vehicles. A map is available on the trailhead kiosk. The trail is marked with yellow blazes. Stamps will be secured to trail signs. Quest booklets and stamps are also available at visit Fort Frederick State Park Visitors’ Center between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hunting is allowed in the area. Normally, there is very limited hunting between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, to be safe wear bright colors and stay on the trail. Snakes, bees, wasps, ticks and steep cliffs are also present. Cell phone and GPS coverage may be limited.
Pets on leash are allowed. This quest is not stroller accessible.
Woodmont NRMA is part of the Fort Frederick State Park complex. Woodmont is comprised of 3500 mostly wooded acres. The new hike/mountain bike trail features views of surrounding mountains, steams, mature forests and opportunities to view wildlife. The trail is in an undeveloped area and is patrolled as such. No restrooms are available at Woodmont. Follow Woodmont Rd south from the trailhead lot for approximately 1.5 miles, to the Pearre parking lot for the Western Maryland Rail Trail, to access a portable restroom.
For questions, please call Fort Frederick State Park at 301-842-2155.
- Located on Woodmont Road. GPS coordinates: N 39.39.0050 W 078.17.6313
- From points East: I70W to I68W to exit 77. Turn left, then turn left on Rt. 40. Make quick right onto Woodmont Road. Follow for approximately 6 miles. Trailhead lot is on the left. Follow Park Quest signs.
- From points West: I68E to Exit 77. Turn right, then turn left on Rt. 40. Make quick right onto Woodmont Road. Follow for approximately 6 miles. Trailhead lot is on the left. Follow Park Quest signs.