This vintage postcard shows hikers resting close to the summit of Big Savage Mountain, near Frostburg, Maryland in the early 1900s.
While there are level spots on the Eastern side of the mountain, the Big Savage Mountain is rocky as the picture shows, and in many places, extremely steep. The descent is very rugged, and at places almost perpendicular. On the Western slope flows Big Savage River.
This vintage postcard of Big Savage Mountain is also #14 from The Braddock Road Series by John Kennedy Lacock, Amity, PA depicting scenes along the historic route that General Braddock took in 1755 through the Appalachia Mountains of Maryland.
Today, there is a seventeen mile trail, called “Big Savage Mountain Trail” that has parking at both ends. Hikers, mountain bikers and other sports enthusiasts find the Big Savage Mountain and other areas near Cumberland and Frostburg Maryland, all beautiful areas to visit.