Cabin John Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.38 out of 5
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Intermediate
8
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
293
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Within the park there is decent network of trails to ride. Nothing technically really. It\'s a fun ride in the woods. The best section of the trail is outside the park actually. The south side of the trail ends on Democracy Blvd near it\'s intersection with Seven Locks road. Make a left on Seven Locks rd and pedal (~.25 mi) until you see a sign (clearly marked, can\'t miss it) for the Cabin John trail. The section between Seven Locks and Bradley Blvd is sweet, sweet singletrack with some nice decents/climbs depending on dircection, but only 1.5 miles. The next section between Bradley Blvd and River Rd is just okay. It\'s flats but really, really rooted everywhere. The next section between Bradley Blvd and Seven Locks lower down is nothing special. The next section along Seven Locks is fun and a bit more tech with sharp cornering and 2 tight stream crossings. After that section the trail becomes a hike a bike unless your super man.
added by erictw83Bunny Hop September 16, 2007
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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June 7, 2015
 
Review: Great trail! For bikers looking for a small challenge!

Similar Trail: Freedom Center

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May 18, 2015
 
Review: I always enjoy this trail, but it's nothing too special. I park near the dog park/train area and then catch the trail at the south end of the lot, where you can connect to the rest (either go south under the power lines or stay straight to do the northern section up to Goya). Can get crowded with hikers and dog walkers if you go at peak times, and the road crossings can be a pain, but overall gives you a decent workout without the far drive to some spots (if you're in DC or Montgomery County). Some rocky sections to challenge you but not too much in the way of hills. Note there is some annoying dredging activity along the creek/stream so be prepared for that. Overall a solid ride and workout.

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April 7, 2015
 
Review: Nice track to train during weekdays in the afternoon. Some road crossings are problematic in rush hour, but some parts are really fun.

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February 8, 2015
 
Review: We only did the section of Bradley to River Rd. but thought it was a fun ride. Not a very hilly section thankfully and besides the heavy mud a good flowing trail. My only issue is that the amount of dog walkers is pretty heavy on the weekend..

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August 2, 2014
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Review: This is a great trail! Lots of fun mountain biking to be done here. Took my friend and I about an hour and a half round trip. There are definitely some difficult parts (tight turns, tall roots, big rocks), and I actually took a pretty nasty fall at one point (something that could have been avoided had I been a little bit more careful going down the hill), but overall a very pleasant ride! I would definitely recommend it to any beginner or intermediate level mountain biker. The trail is not crowded (saw a few hikers but that was about it) so you can really go at whatever pace you want. Enjoy!

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May 9, 2014
 
Review: Fun trail to ride in the middle of a weekday! Can get crowded on the weekends though.

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May 26, 2013
 
Review: Great trail, I found a way to go around the hill by Shirley Povich Field. There iis also a nice doubletrack, fire roadish, gravel/dirt path underneath the powerlines if you are not as experienced.

Similar Trail: Schaeffer Farms

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December 12, 2012
 
Review: It is an exciting ride!

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October 13, 2012
 
Review: Rode from Goya Dr all the way down to River Road and it was a blast. Lots of good hills (up and down), good technical sections, well packed single track and an overall GREAT time. You'll find more hikers on the middle sections, especially where the small network of trails are, but the lower portion (Democracy Blvd to River) is pretty well empty of people. You'll end up doing a small stint down Seven Locks Road, but the blue blazes are painted on the trees and you'll see the trail head on the other side of the guardrail as you head south on Seven Locks.

Similar Trail: Schaeffer Farms, Seneca Ridge Trail, Seneca Creek Greenway Trail, Lower Magruder, Fairland Regional Park

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October 13, 2012
 
Review: Lots of evidence of damage from this summer's storms, but all the trails are open and able to be ridden. They've done an excellent job on upkeep. Trail can get very technical very quickly, but overall, an excellent ride. Network of trials in the middle is fun and offers lots of options. A few trails aren't on the maps, but are included in the GPS map offered here.

Similar Trail: Schaeffer Farms, Seneca Ridge Trail, Seneca Creek Greenway, Lower Magruder Trail,

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Cabin John Trail MTB Trail 3.38 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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