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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +138/124 ft
Total: 46 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sherando Park Mountain Bike Trails

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#182 of 285 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#9326 in the world

Trail is singletrack and broken up into 6 sections labeled A through F. All sections are one way and open to hikers.

First added by Clint Deskins on May 11, 2020. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
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Trailhead is located 1.8 miles east of I-81 on Route 277 at Stephens City.

From Winchester, take Route 81 South to Stephens City, Exit 307. Follow Route 277 East to the park.From Winchester, take Route 81 South to Stephens City, Exit 307. Follow Route 277 East to the park where you will find the following amenities:
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  • varider
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    New trail "F" is open. While it's in an open field, the wildflowers are beautiful and the last 1/3 flows really fast if you pump it.

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  • CameronHirsch
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    This trail has some very rooty sections, and narrow passthroughs. It's an even mix of up and down hill, and has some parts that flow really well. It's broken up into sections A-F. You cross several paths and roads to join them. Parking is not at 112 warrior drive, it's at 39.078129,-78.182652 on Line drive by the soccer fields.

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  • Nubster
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    Decent beginner to intermediate trail system. Nice well maintained single track with a few rock and root sections but nothing technical at all. No climbs. Just fairly smooth flowing trails that are fun and not too hard to ride. Since 3rd Battle in Winchester closed...this is one of the closer places for me to come ride. I wish it was longer...I have to do 3-4 laps to get a good ride in and make it worth the drive. But it's fun. Great trail for anyone on a single speed or rigid bike which is what I ride here.

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  • Daniel_Sheets
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    The trail is a total of almost 6-miles.very Well marked and maintained.Nothing difficult or technical.I give 4 instead of 3 because of the the great signage,well groomed and arrangement of the loops.

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  • Daniel_Sheets
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    The trail is a total of almost 6-miles.very Well marked and maintained.Nothing difficult or technical.I give 4 instead of 3 because of the the great signage,well groomed and arrangement of the loops.

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  • Philip Taylor

    Just got back from checking these trails out. Unfortunately I completely underestimated the technical difficulty of these trails and my Missus took two spills straight outta the gate, cutting the ride in the woods short and relegating me to the asphalt cycle path (which was a nice path). We got through A and B slowly and I thought they were pretty neat trails, however, there were a bunch of real tight turns that with no berms, greatly reducing speed and flow. I won't be rating this trail until I get to ride it all. From what I have seen... the trails are not for beginners.

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  • WV_Mtn_Lvr
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    (cont'd because the app apparently cut it off)

    ...roots that are in no way a challenge (maybe 1-2" wide). But the removal of a lot of these roots, which are piled now neatly by the side of the trail and have obviously been hand removed, have lead to mud holes in each spot. The same thing has happened in multiple areas where large rocks have been removed. I'm fine wish some slick spots but some sections of this trail (especially on section E) are now just completely rutted out and every corner is blown out. If you can't ride over roots and small rocks don't pull them out, please stay off the single track. ST doesn't need to be smooth, and it shouldn't be.

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  • WV_Mtn_Lvr
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    I've reviewed this trail more favorably in the past. The winter has not been kind to it but the larger problem is trail use. It is very apparent that it has seen a LOT of wet use over the last couple months, and entirely nonsensical trail alterations have also occurred. I see a lot of fat bikes here which I love but it is apparent that many are not considering the impact their bikes are having. I grew up in Appalachia and have no problem with some mudd but the changes here amount to irresponsible trail abuse.

    The latter concern is more troubling. There have been trees removed that were in no way encroaching on the trail, large sections of roots that are

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  • WV_Mtn_Lvr
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    I'm new to the area and went out to explore these; as they are the closest "mountain bike" trails to me. They are what they are. They are short, mostly flat/undulating, no real climbing. I'm spoiled by having 20 mi in my back yard until this move, so I can see myself getting bored quickly.

    But, for what they are they are well laid out, conceived, maintained and easy to access. There is a good variance of trail features (skinny spots, turns, etc) packed into a small space. I'm very curious to figure out what's happening with the switchbacks up on trail "F", they seemed to loop back to "F" and not further through the park and were very lightly ridden.

    I'll definitely be back for practice sesh's and to get pedaling out of my system. But, won't go here expecting a full day of adventure.

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  • Robby Lee
    *****

    I just got into mountain biking a couple months ago and purchased my first quality bike. This trail was the first real trail I have taken my new bike on and WOW what a thrill. Love it! It is exactly what I imagined mountain biking would be. I cant put anything down comparing it to any other trail or specifics because I dont really know what im talking about. But what really matters is that it was fun! FYI trail F is awesome. Its all finished now but i think they may be adding another trail maybe trail G. If you want to check what i think is a new trail out just get on the long stretch after trail F and to the right about 200 feet down the road youll see an unmarked trail that isnt beaten in yet.

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  • Rowdy513
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    Trails are well marked and easy to follow. Some tight corners and a few muddy spots but overall in really good shape considering it rained the day prior to my ride. Very good local trail for Frederick County residents with expansion in the near future.

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  • Madduc
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    Rode 12/31, 1/1 &. 1/2... Trails A through F are open and are in good shape. The latest trail to be completed (F) is a bit muddy compared to the others and be carful if icy. Still a good fun ride. I believe I recorded 3.25 miles for a single pass (A-F).

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  • Nine37
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    Some minor roots and 2-3 muddy parts but if you're itching for a place to go for a quick ride after work then this will take the edge off for you. A bit short at 2.5 - 3 miles but looks like more trails will be opening in the spring. This is a new trail system and will grow. *Start on paved trail at parking an about 100 yards you'll see trail "A" on your right. Enjoy!

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  • Clint Deskins
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    I just moved to Winchester VA and this seems to be the closest trail system to me. I went for a ride on it the first weekend I was here and was pleasantly surprised. The trail is not long and can be completed rather quickly. I did see plans for future trails and ones that were not open yet so that is promising. It is a fairly smooth trail with a few sections of roots, almost zero rocks. It is also fairly flat with only a few climbs that won't pose much challenge to anyone who is a little bit in shape The trail itself is broken into 5 sections right now labeled A through E. My favorite section is D which is fast but extremely quick.

    Here is link for the map.

    http://www.co.frederick.va.us/home/showdocument?id=2988

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