Colvin Run Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
****
3.57 out of 5
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Beginner
4.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
292
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
In the heart of Reston, this trail has something for everyone. Made up of mostly wide singletrack, it can be ridden as a four mile (one way) out-and-back trail or you can link up with the Difficult Run Trail and stretch it all the way to the Potomac River in Great Falls Park. The trail can also be done as a ten mile loop with a few miles along Difficult Run and the W&OD trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (28)
 

Granny Gear

May 24, 2018
John Ernst Granny Gear  
 
Review: After a week of thunderstorms, there are a lot of down trees, some new water ruts and roots are more exposed. It was the day after the last rain so there was a little mud but I didn't feel as though I was tearing up the trial. Also, it looks like camping season has started. Still, I have a good ride.




Doubletrack


July 1, 2017
 
Review: Great trail system that ties in with Lake Fairfax and Difficult run.




Granny Gear

April 27, 2014
cudneys Granny Gear  
 
Review: It's a fantastic, well maintained beginner trail.




Epic

August 20, 2012
 
Review: Rode this trail (doubletrack) on my way to Difficult Run coming from Lake Fairfax. It's really nothing special but it would be great for a beginner to grow some legs.




Granny Gear

August 1, 2011
Ra1fieMTB Granny Gear  
 
Review: Does anyone know where the dirt jumps are?




Trailblazer

October 8, 2010
luv2mtb Trailblazer  
 
Review: Has a few quick downhill sections that are rather rewarding. Lots of people ride the loop-don't know why; everything south of the toll road is horrifyingly boring. There are numerous side trails that offer unique challenges. Do watch out for joggers and dog-walkers.




Trailblazer

October 8, 2010
luv2mtb Trailblazer  
 
Review: Has a few quick downhill sections that are rather rewarding. Lots of people ride the loop-don't know why; everything south of the toll road is horrifyingly boring. There are numerous side trails that offer unique challenges. Do watch out for joggers and dog-walkers.




Gramcounter


July 4, 2010
rybolov Gramcounter  
 
Review: I work across Sunset Hills Road and ride this a couple times every week. It has enough balance that beginners can have a fun time and there is challenge for intermediates if you go looking for it. The trailhead at the skating rink has a sizable riding community. Every time I go to ride, there are a handful of people getting ready to set out.




Granny Gear

January 12, 2010
renovatio Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode this trail last year with a buddy. Not a bad setup at all. If your looking for a shorter ride or a more "relaxed" ride this is an ideal trail. As of now 1/11/10 the trail is still pretty icy and lots of snow everywhere. Difficult to keep traction on most parts which makes for a sketchy ride but thats where the fun lies! Although, in my opinion best to just wait for the ice and snow to melt away but if your up for that type of terrain go for it while it lasts. All in all a good trail for bikers of all levels as previously stated.




Granny Gear

August 7, 2009
Krister Granny Gear  
 
Review: I am a complete begginer when it come to mountain biking but this trail offered me a challenge without being so tough that i didnt want to ride it again. There are a few descents and uphills that are challenging but that is most likely because i am not riding an "all mountain" or full off road bike. I ride a GT transeo 3.0 which is obviously not an offroad bike but it can handle this trail. Would it be easier and a little more fun on a full suspention bike? Yes, but it is not impossible on other style bikes.



Colvin Run Trail MTB Trail 3.57 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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