Big Savage Trail

Big Savage Trail is a 17 mile hike running north to south on Big Savage Mountain in Maryland’s Savage River State Forest. We hiked it from the north to the south as there were a couple benefits. It costs $10 per night per group and you can pay at the campground on the southern end with a pay drop pipe when you drop of the car at the end of the hike. Then drive to the northern end and hike south. This also lets you hike down the trail at the southern end rather than up. The highlight of the trail is the High Knob overlook with an amazing view to the west. Unfortunately the fire tower is fenced off.

There were few campsites. We found one just east of Swamp Road with a nice spring just to the north of the site. The only other established sites we found were in the High Knob area. This is probably primarily a day hike trail as there was little evidence of overnight hikers.