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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +564/ -573 ft
Total: 40 riders

Mountain Biking Busted Knuckles Trail

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#35 of 99 mountain bike trails in Maryland
#2,394 in the world

This little run of singletrack is gnarly...twisty and turny. Very hard to get any speed up due to the continuous 180 degree turns and obstacles. This trail is right off the blue trail about 100 yds from the trailhead. Sweet little trail.

First added by TheWVPedaler on Mar 16, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • Called2RideMTB   ✓ supporter

    A fun, twisty singletrack trail. No speed, some technical features but this is a good workout. Drop in off the Blue Trail and ride a loop or pick up blue balls and ride a larger, more technical loop.

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  • jtorlando25

    Trail is a butt kicker. The rocks just beat the hell out of you. It's short and I believe it's considered to be a part of the shed but it's a good distance ride away from the trails I rode while at the Shed.

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  • cjk911

    Not sure if I would rate this a true difficult, but Knucklebuster is an apt name. There are so many small tress right on/in the trail that you end up busting your hands and shifters on them constantly. Also a couple of pretty cool rock obstacles. Very fun and twisty.

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  • TheWVPedaler

    This trail busted many things but not my knuckles. Just this past weekend the ol trail claimed my rear derailleur...always crappy to walk out of the woods.

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