Fountainhead Regional Park

4.52 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
"This mountain bike trail is strictly for mountain bikes. It is 100% single track. The difficultly and distance varies on which route within the park you decide to ride. Basically the trail is composed of 2 loops and an out and back. There are also hiking
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Are the trails open today ? Last posting on facebook was 20 hours ago and stated closed. -Guest

A: Look on the right side of this people put the trail conditions plus they have the weather conditions put there use a little bit of common sense too

Daniel Lee Dault Jr. answered on April 11, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: Are there bike rentals? -PraiseFSM

A: No

Vut73 answered on November 29, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Reviews (142)

Granny Gear

April 2, 2019
Jgrove Granny Gear  
Review: Best trail in the dc area by far. :)

Similar Trail: Meadowood


December 29, 2018
gphilvmi08 Gnarly  
Review: This is a great trail that will have you wishing you had your less travel/more travel/hardtail/something else depending on where you are on the trail. The level of enjoyment of this trail can vary widely based on conditions, when the trail was worked on last, and how fit you are. There is a little something for everyone and a must ride if in the DC area.

Similar Trail: North Wilkesboro Warrior Creek


December 8, 2018
Review: This is only for Green and Blue- haven't ridden Black yet. This place would get five stars even if the trails sucked simply because it is the only mountain bike only one way trail around DC. But in addition to that the trails are awesome. Relatively smooth and not too technical for the most part but a number of manmade obstacles and drops that progress in height and difficulty with the color of the trail. Very rolly terrain and the downs have lots of rollers and tabletops that allow for some airtime. Helps to know the trails to know when they are coming so you can get your speed right- so don't feel bad if first time you miss a lot- keep going back and it will get better. Only downer is there is always more pedalling than I seem to remember!! Lol. Closed a lot if it's wet- call ahead 703-250-9124 then hit 1.

Similar Trail: Bacon Ridge but not as many drops


October 6, 2018
Review: I had given Fountainhead a bad review in the past, primarily because of the trails frequently being closed with no consistent notification system. You'd call the number and it wouldn't give an accurate status. Regardless it looks like they've rectified the issue. These trails are pretty spectacular. I love all the manmade features and you can tell a lot of thought went into building these.

Granny Gear

August 20, 2018
Eddie3055 Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail. I'm a nube so not a lot to compare to. I found the uphill climbs with exposed roots challenging and a blast.

Granny Gear

May 25, 2018
Review: Memorial Day Weekend 2018. Wanted a nice ride to get my MTB feet back. The main trail was closed :-( . I suspect that b/c of all the recent heavy rain the trail was still a bit boggy; but we did ride the Bull Run hiking/biking trail on the other side of the parking lot and it was great. More ups and downs than I expected (I'm used to biking IN the mountains in CO) and it was a lot of fun! Can't wait to try the dedicated trail system when it opens.

Granny Gear

January 5, 2018
Review: Great ride, this is an awesome park!


November 20, 2017
Review: Follow the link below for an awesome highlight video from Fountain Head Regional Park! Mountain biking Fountain Head Regional Park in Virginia is an absolute blast! Fountain Head consists of three loops - green, blue, and black. Each loop takes you a bit deeper into the woods and increases in technicality. We did the full loop and covered around 15 miles and 1,500 feet of elevation. If you are into technical chunky riding, this place may not be the fit for you. Fountain Head is hard packed, fast, and flowy with a ton of man made berms and jumps to keep you bouncing around the trail. Don't be fooled though you have to work for your fast downhill runs here as you bob in and out of the hills. The views are pretty amazing as well as you blast through the woods along the Occaquan Reservoir. I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more!

Granny Gear

October 20, 2017
Troymx576 Granny Gear  
Review: Amazing trail network that flows and is so much fun. I highly recommend it.

Granny Gear

September 1, 2017
Review: This is hands down an amazing trail very well maintained and it never stops being fun.

Fountainhead Regional Park MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 142 ratings. 142 user reviews.
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