Sideling Hill Creek Crossing

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Sideling Hill Creek Crossing

Post by ReardenSteel » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:59 pm

I was taking MD-144 National Pike up Sideling Hill, then followed a public road dual-track (Riser Road) down to its terminus at Sideling Hill Creek.
https://goo.gl/maps/2NX7bPSGQfLPFptz8
Google Maps does not show a link up to Stottlemeyer Road on the other side, but it's there & accessible.

The creek forms the boundary between Washington & Allegany counties.

Coords: 39°40'27.3"N 78°20'31.2"W

Creek crossing on a WR250R (unlisted):

I did verify this is a public road; though the property on either side is private property and is marked as such. Maryland DNR cites Riser Road when giving directions on their website to a wildlife management area. https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/pages ... ghill.aspx

Just after I crossed, a truck with a couple of boys crossed behind me... I got the feeling I was being "checked out" to ensure I was not up to no good; but I was rather suspicious that it was they who were possibly on the prowl for trouble. I recommend going with a buddy.

A couple of snapshots from the crossing:

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Re: Sideling Hill Creek Crossing

Post by Bucho » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:55 pm

Glad you are getting out to ride.

Water looks low. Would be a dicey crossing a foot deeper.
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Re: Sideling Hill Creek Crossing

Post by Marylander » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:46 pm

Pretty cool. I've ridden my wr250x out that way. I had it absolutely pinned going up sideling hill and had no hope at all of maintaining speed. ;)

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Re: Sideling Hill Creek Crossing

Post by B00ST00 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:53 pm

Super low right now, it can be 12-18”.


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