Self-Guided Opportunities
Location Meadow Mountain
Deep Creek Lake Recreation Area, 301-387-5563
2 miles east of Route 219
Garrett County
Trail Access Trail can be accessed at the trailhead located at the entrance of the campground.
Distance Approximately 2.5 miles
Time 1.5 to 3 hours
Trail Trail is a foot path that starts at 2500 feet elevation and ascends to 2950 feet elevation.
Skill Level Moderate due to rocky terrain.
Suitable For Families? Yes, with older children
Hazards/Restrictions Rocky footpath
Fallen limbs
Area is open to public hunting in the seasons established by DNR.
Potable Water None along trail. Water is available at the park office.
Natural Features Abundant wildlife, including deer, turkeys, ruffed grouse and black bears.
Historic/Cultural Features Old Brant Coal Mine site.
Bike Rentals Biking is permitted. Bike rentals available from local businesses around Deep Creek Lake.
Camping No camping is permitted on trail system. Campground is located at trailhead, 1-888-432-2267
Other Points of Interest Deep Creek Lake State Park
Herrington Manor State Park
Swallow Falls State Park
New Germany State Park
Other Accommodations Two private campgrounds located near or on Deep Creek Lake (Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground and Double G Ranch). Hotels, motels and rental agencies are available in the Deep Creek Lake area.
Fees or Permits None
Description Indian Turnip Trail is a linear footpath trail that starts at the campground and winds along Meadow Mountain and travels up to the ridge top where it meets Meadow Mountain Trail. This is a scenic trail that offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing and wildflower lovers.

Resources Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
  • Small first aid kit
  • Water and a snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Adequate footwear
  • Compass
  • Rainwear