One of Maryland’s Best Kept Secrets
This Mountain Coaster is One of Maryland’s Best Kept Secrets. Riders can expect a 1,300 ft. ascent up Wisp Mountain before dipping and rolling 3,500 ft. downhill in the two-seater ‘coaster carts’.
Located at the Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD, the Mountain Coaster is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. Up to two riders can occupy a coaster cart, which are equipped with handbrakes for personal speed regulation (moms, rejoice!).
After ascent, the coaster carts zoom through the Maryland mountainside at approximately 28 mph, passing by the scenic Deep Creek Lake and chairlift riders on the way down. It’s truly one of the most unique ways to see the Maryland countryside!
The Mountain Coaster is open year round – sun or snow. Wisp Resort also offers other seasonal activities that can be bundled together with the Mountain Coaster tickets: snow tubing, zip lining, challenge courses, segway tours, whitewater rafting (and more!) are all offered here.
Still not sure? Check out this first person video from rider Steven Cisco: