September 10, 2015
I started my ride at the South East end & set off toward the dam following the east coastline. The trail started off great with enough roots & rocks to make it interesting but the closer I got to the dam the narrower the trail became with many fallen trees. I wanted to circumnavigate the lake but decided to leave the trail at the dam & headed back to the parking lot by road. It would be a fun trail with a little work.
May 30, 2014
Access to Beaver Dam Reservoir is now restricted (read: closed). Will likely last 4 years as the new owners (Loudon Water) clean up, dredge, repair and do whatever else is going to take that long. Access upon completion is not guaranteed although there are advocates in seeing the trails properly developed.
November 23, 2012
Rode the trail on Thanksgiving, dropped in from the Baseball fields (SW) through tight single-track (orange flags) to the main trail, good fun, tight in spots, but does have potential if MORE can create additional trails. Did out and back for about 5 miles. Good workout
Potomac Heritige Trails
August 16, 2009
THERE ARE TWO TRAILS FROM THE PARKING LOT AT MT. HOPE RD. THE ONE ON THE LEFT RUNS 1.0 MILES TO THE EDGE OF BRAMBLETON GOLF COURSE. THIS TRAIL WAS RECENTLY CLEARED OF BRUSH, BLOW DOWNS AND LOW LYING TREES. IT IS SUITED FOR HIKING.
THE 2ND TRAIL IS ON THR RIGHT SIDE OF THE LOT, IE NORTH DIRECTION. IT RUNS 1.3 MILES TO THE END/TOP OF THE DAM. IT TOO HAS BEEN CLEARED AND IS GREAT FOR HIKING. ISOLATED WITH GOOD LAKE VIEWS. FOR THE AVID HIKER THE TOTAL TRIP OF 4.6 MILES MAKES FOR A GOOD WORKOUT WITHOUT HAVING TO TRAVEL 30-40 MILES TO FIND A SUITABLE TRAIL. THE TRAIL AND LAKE ARE PROBABLY LOUDOUN/FAIRFAX COUNTY'S BEST KEPT SECRET (FAIRFAX COUNTY OWNS THE LAKE & LAND).
March 31, 2008
hiked the trail before i rode it. the hike was better than the ride. it is not well maintained and has dead h2o spots all over. it had rained earlier in the week, but these spots are not going away with a couple days of dryness. Nothing great but can be a good change of scenery every once in a while. Beside the beer drinking high schoolers at night there is not a soul around.
March 20, 2008
This trail is not maintained or apparently not used enough to keep it fun. The trail has little elevation change, some mud holes, some mild rocks, and good views of the reservoir at some locations. I went after a little rain and it was way too wet. However, do not expect this trail to be a fun, challenging, and/or flowy mountain bike trail. If you are going to bike it, anticipate a slow not fun ride with decent areas to sit by the reservoir or bird watch. It would not be a bad trail to walk. Do not make a specific trip there to bike.
Beaver Dam Reservoir MTB Trail
out of 5
based on 6 ratings.
6 user reviews.