Northeast - Mountain Biking near Washington DC
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I will be moving to the Washington DC area in a few months and am wanting to find out what kind of mountain biking exists in the area (Freeride type stuff mainly).
I'm originally from the Denver/Boulder area in Colorado so I am used to some pretty rugged terrain and am hoping that I will be finding something similar around DC.
So does anyone know of any good websites about where the trails are or have personal stories/references of trails around the area.
Also, I am talking weekend trip distance wise, I don't mind traveling 4 hours and camping overnight to get to some good trails.
03-01-09, 03:16 AM
Hopefully you'll get more info from others, since I'm not a mt bike person, but there are lots of mt bikers who use Wakefield Park singletrack, just off I495 and Braddock Road. I also see some trails about a mile west down the W&OD trail from Rt 28. The local bike clubs should have more information as well.
First google search finds http://www.2pedal.com/USA/DC/
03-01-09, 06:26 AM
Well just in advance, welcome to the area. I dont know how the routes around here will stack up to Boulders but their are some good ones. I am not a mtn clyclist myself only road, but I have a good friend that is and does a lot of racing. He normally runs his routes at Scaeffer Farm which is in Germantown MD, off 270 North. The route is maintained by local clubs that have put a lot of work into from what I have hear.
The link below will give you some details on it.
03-02-09, 01:36 PM
Wakefield is not too challenging, but it is close to DC.
Two Creeks is the one off the W&OD, just west of the stone quarry near milepost 30
Fountainhead Park on the Occaquan River.
Try going here http://www.more-mtb.org/ and join(free) they are a good bunch to get what you are looking for.
Roseryville State Park in Md. on rt301 has a good single track, I know it is not freeride like you want, but still a good ride anyway.Further down 301(south) is Cederville State Park with a easier single track but still a nice ridse in the woods if you want.
Welcome to DC.
I have not been but there but look here as well http://www.singletracks.com/php/trail.php?id=935 In Front Royal Va. Within your 4 hour limit.
I think with the 4 hour limit you can find some cool riding.
03-03-09, 05:10 AM
The trails the other posts are talking about are all XC trails if you are looking for freeride stuff there is Wisp resort about 3 hours away and also Snowshoe resort about 4.5 hours away. Both are great but I like Snowshoe better, more big stuff, depending on your skill level. But coming from Boulder I would think you would also like it better.
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