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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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
BGO
 
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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July 15, 2012
 
Review: There are many separate trails within this system - some easier, some harder. Note that today (15-July-2012) I was riding one of the easier portions (trailhead at Goya to Tuckerman) and due to down trees (not just branches which we did our best to trim/move/etc.) we ended up carrying our bikes for a bit. Be prepared to do a bit of carrying or bring a chainsaw (a real chainsaw). I haven't tried any other part of the system since the storm two weeks ago.

Similar Trail: We really like Schaeffer in Germantown. Many, many options and last Sunday's ride was terrific with scores of people cleaning up the trails.

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December 23, 2011
 
Review: I parked at 7701 Tuckerman and did 15 miles at night with MORE. Lots of singletrack, out and back. A few road crossings and a few dabs. Great trail work.

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Cabin John Trail MTB Trail 3.38 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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