Fountainhead Regional Park

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4.48 out of 5
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Intermediate
13
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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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 (130)
 

Granny Gear

June 24, 2017
Like2Bike Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail the big wooden berm was lots of fun

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Doubletrack


June 12, 2017
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: This trail is an absolute monster. It starts out with beginner trail and it gradually moves all they way to double diamond. My friends broke his chain on the first half mile. About 8 miles in I broke my frame. This trail has a lot of flow to it with obstacles, jumps, climbs, and even drop offs. I had a blast. On my next vacation I will return with a fresh frame (repaired under warranty) ready to master this one again.

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Bunny Hop


March 26, 2017
Bendr Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This is the best trail in the DC area, bar none. I usually ride the beginner and intermediate trails, rode the expert trails as a kid before they really started building them up. Lots of flowy up and down, plenty of interesting features, including a number of plywood ramps, skinnies, etc.

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Bunny Hop

February 15, 2017
Ben Shafer Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Nice trails but a little to many climbs for beginners like me. Nice layout

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Granny Gear

January 16, 2017
 
Review: Nice trail I like the skinny bridges, Good flow and technical areas

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Granny Gear

December 10, 2016
lalokita Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trails with tons of steep/long climbs. Some great downhills on the back end of the climbs but more climbing than downhills by far. There aren't tons of bail outs like in some other trail systems so don't go further in than you can handle. You'll likely have to turn around & backtrack your way out at some point. Def worth a ride, but navigation can be a bit tricky.

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Granny Gear

November 24, 2016
HanEyeAm Granny Gear  
 
Review: It is a ~15 mi series of 3 one-way loops and they mark every -.25 mi or so, which is nice. It is in a river valley with nice views of the Occoquan Reservoir. It is a lot of climbing: up and down, up and down... they seem to want to maximize flow but the downhill sections are relatively short. It is all single track and most is cut into the side of hills with copious built-up berms. There are some features they built in that are challenging, like some rock gardens and RR tie-like steps and several tough, rooty short climbs. There are some surprises: in a couple places the trail goes around a tree and a surprise 1 foot drop is on the other side. There are a handful of ramp-facilitated multi-foot drops (with ride-arounds), some bridges, skinnys, and log piles. A remark from personal preference... the park seems... "unnatural." When you look through the forest, the cut-in trail and the large berms are very noticeable. It seems like they made the most of a small space, but I often remarked to myself, "what were they thinking?" in reaction to the trail seemingly forced on the land instead of the land dictating the trail. The rock gardens are mostly and obviously man-made. With natural rock gardens, there is usually some sort of awareness that a rock garden may be coming: a gradual thinning of the soil, increase in exposed rock on the lead up, or entering a dry wash. That really characterizes much of Fountainhead: it is fine riding, but for me was missing a connection with the land. Context: I ride around Richmond, VA, but have also ridden in AL, Durham/Raleigh area, and various trails in VA.

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Granny Gear

November 2, 2016
Brookhaus Granny Gear  
 
Review: FH is a serious place--serious fun but also serious biking. As others have said, it's not for beginners, and is for mountain bikes only--don't bring a hybrid and expect to get through it without damage unless you do a lot of walking. Fall is a great time of year to bike it, changing colors and beautiful views of the reservoir, but remember those falling leaves cover obstacles on the trails. I forgot this lesson last weekend and took a spill on the blue trail that led to a fractured rib. Still, I managed to finish the ride. You will probably be alone most of the time, but will see other bikers occasionally. If you enjoy a peaceful ride on challenging terrain, this is for you. But check conditions before going--closed when wet (just as well--riding these trails when wet would be suicide, in my opinion).

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Granny Gear

October 24, 2016
awilly Granny Gear  
 
Review: Place was too sweet, definitely my favorite place now. Little bit of everything locates here

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Granny Gear

October 16, 2016
 
Review: An amazing trail system. Sooooooooo awesome

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Fountainhead Regional Park MTB Trail 4.48 out of 5 based on 130 ratings. 130 user reviews.
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