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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +64/69 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Clopper Lake

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#63 of 97 mountain bike trails in Maryland
#10042 in the world

A good singletrack loop around the lake within the Seneca Creek State Park.
Separate from the other trails within the park and at Schaeffer. Great for

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Take I-270 exit 10 to Route 117. Go west on Rt 117 (Clopper Road) for 2.1
miles. Turn left into Seneca Creek State Park.
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  • rmap01

    This is a 3 mile trail that circles Clopper Lake. There's no elevation change although there are plenty of roots. Given the large number of hikers and runners that frequent this trail I would not recommend this trail for mountain bikers especially when there are soooo many other trails nearby.

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  • dangardner2@gmail.com

    Had a fair amount of roots and a large amount of hikers. That said, it had great views, no real climbs, and I had a great time.

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  • RobMarks2

    I ride this trail during the Winter when Shaeffer and others are closed/not safe. It is fun. Go either clockwise or counter clockwise. Lots of views of lake. Lots of roots in sections. No climbs though. Takes 40 to 45 minutes to do circle

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  • jtorlando25

    Great beginner trail and/or a warm up to hit before riding Schaeffer or any of the other singletrack trails in the area. Found some roots, no climbs to mention, and good views.

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