Fountainhead Regional Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.51 out of 5
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Intermediate
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
217
elevation (ft)

Loop
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
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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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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

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Reviews (140)
 

Gramcounter

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

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Gnarly


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.

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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.

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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.

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Granny Gear

January 5, 2018
 
Review: https://youtu.be/DQawWJKO_lw Great ride, this is an awesome park!

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Gramcounter

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! https://youtu.be/isP4WWEKNE4

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Granny Gear

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

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Granny Gear

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

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Doubletrack


July 6, 2017
rmap01 Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is a terrific trail network. First time here and it was an absolute blast. IMO, it is very well laid out to maximize trail flow within the context of amount of acreage and terrain of the park. It's basically a dedicated playground for mtb'ers. The current trail length as indicated by the mile markers is ~15m if you ride through the entire system (although only 12.7m registered on my Garmin). It's uni-directional which is great as you never have to worry about someone coming the other way as you fly around a corner. These trails are really built for intermediate & advanced riders. There are quite a few climbs although they are relatively short and have been designed to snake back up as opposed to the descents which are fun and fast! Plenty of opportunity to test your skills - and get some air - with plenty of rollers, bumps, drops, banks, rocks, skinnies, etc. If only all trails were half as well maintained as FH! Among the most fun trail systems I've ridden. Can't wait to go back.

Similar Trail: White Clay

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Granny Gear

June 27, 2017
Ian Dean Granny Gear  
 
Review: Such a fun well maintained trail! plenty of stuff for anybody intermediate to advance! very flowy in parts and then the black diamond trail is a lot of technical challenging stuff too!

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Fountainhead Regional Park MTB Trail 4.51 out of 5 based on 140 ratings. 140 user reviews.
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