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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +575/ -586 ft
Total: 57 riders

Mountain Biking Emmitsburg Watershed

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#16 of 99 mountain bike trails in Maryland
#1,372 in the world

The info and maps come from a trail builder I met. I will add more info soon but here's what I have from him.

The trails have a beginner loop(green) about 2.5 miles closest to the lake and intermediate loops(yellow) about 5 miles but will ride as more. The intermediate loops have more climbing than your typical trails and are basically 2 loops joined by a mile of trail that links them together and that takes you on the road for about 40 ft around a private driveway. There is also a out and back completed across the street from the lake parking area down the road a bit. Out and back is accessed from the trail that leads to the upper loop. When you come out on the road look across and there is a trail. There is also a more beginner/intermediate trail directly across from the lake parking area. Fun layers of trail with switchbacks, great flow and pump sections. Closed for hunting Sept Through Feb except on Sundays. Also closed for Turkey Season except Sundays.

First added by Alex NIN on Aug 9, 2014. 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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Rainbow Lake
5, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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Q: When When does hunting season Fall 2015 start?
A: I believe it's already started so Sundays are the only safe day to ride now.