Fountainhead Regional Park

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4.46 out of 5
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Intermediate
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
217
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
"This mountain bike trail is strictly for mountain bikes. It is 100% single track. The difficultly and distance varies on which route within the park you decide to ride. Basically the trail is composed of 2 loops and an out and back. There are also hiking
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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May 16, 2015
 
Review: Lots of whooptieDos!

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May 15, 2015
 
Review: disclaimer: I'm a noob from Michigan. I only rode the green loop because it started to rain half-way in.... but holy crap this is a dope trail! I wouldn't call it a beginner trail, just based on the aggressive flow and steepness of some portions. but it is fun as hell. I wish I had more time in town to ride it. I can see how it gets such great reviews. I wouldn't take a total beginner here if they have issues with fear of speed or steepness. otherwise it's totally smooth and very flowy and I cant wait to try out the more advanced loops

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May 14, 2015
 
Review: Great trail system. Very well maintained and even maps offered on the trail. The blue loop is a great workout while the green is great fun to blast around over and over. Definitely coming back!

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January 4, 2015
 
Review: Can't say enough. Love this place!

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January 3, 2015
 
Review: This is a great trail that features lots of jumps, bridges, and other features. Best trail I have ever ridden on.

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November 20, 2014
 
Review: This was one of the first trails I rode when I got back into mountain biking. It was much harder than I was used to riding 20 years ago in Germany. In the last 5 months my skills and confidence have improved dramatically, so now I feel I'm qualified to give an unbiased review.
Having only ridden the blue and the green, they're not really that much different. The first couple of miles, which are on the green, are the hardest of the whole course to me. There are narrow tracks with steep slopes on the left or right, which will make you grab your handlebars tight, hit your brakes and thank God you stayed on the trail. Honestly, that's the hardest part of the blue and green. To me, the only reason why the blue is rated harder is not the level of technicality, but the climbing. Switchbacks like Lombard St. in San Francisco, and lots of them! Stop if you're tired and rest. But honestly, don't let the blue color intimated you from riding. It's fun, but the green parts are where the biggest threats to a big fall come IMO.

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November 6, 2014
 
Review: I am not going to describe the trail because many already have. What is important to know is that you enter the trail to bike, leave with smile, wake up with sore muscles, and return to ride again because it will not fail to deliver a great experience.

Similar Trail: Wakefield is a nice way to prep for Fountainhead.

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October 3, 2014
 
Review: I rode here a bunch when I lived in Northern Virginia. I find myself pining for it when I daydream. The first time I rode it, it beat me. I quit 300 yards from the finish, not knowing how much further it was. I was so tired that I couldn't suck any water out of my Camelback. I had to lean my back up against a tree to force any water out. Needless to say over the years I had many epic days and many terrible days here. It is my favorite trail of all time. I measure how well I am riding by this benchmark trail...

This is not a trail to bring your inexperienced friends on. I have ruined a couple of people because this is the first mountain bike trail they rode. They never rode with me again...

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September 25, 2014
 
Review: Fountainhead is just an incredible trail.
I have ridden the green and blue, but have not been to the black just yet, I need a bit more riding and maybe a different bike for the black.
I have spoken to a few people in the area and everyone tells me for the black, unless you use a full suspension bike it might be but challenging, so since I only have a hard tail have not ventured myself in it.
So how is the blue and the green, well the green is almost the blue in most other trails I have been and the blue I would say equivalent to the blacks somewhere else in this region.
This is a challenging trail and it will take time to ride.m it has some quite steep downhills and when you ride if you go downhill, at some point you also just go up, so get ready when going up, not only some are quite steep, but also long.
This is a very fun and challenging trail and with an incredible maintenance, if it rains it closes, this the level of maintenance it gets!!!!

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September 21, 2014
 
Review: The Fountainhead mountainbike trail has been "re-modeled" and is now 11 miles of constant up and down. Many regular riders feel the back expert loop is longer than the 3.93 miles listed on the map. It might be because you feel like every direction back on this part is uphill!

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Fountainhead Regional Park MTB Trail 4.46 out of 5 based on 100 ratings. 100 user reviews.
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