Frederick Watershed

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.36 out of 5
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20
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Singletrack
↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,900 ft

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2:39
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Trail Description
About this trail
The Catoctin Blue trail, which is a great ride, pretty much bisects the area from north to south. However, the glory of this area is the myraid of offshoots that go every which way through the woods. There is everything from Gambrill-style cross-country to killer DH with major hucking opportunity, but ya' gotta look for it. There's something for everyone except novices. There are no mpas so hook up with a local or take the time to explore. You can spend many days here and not find it all. I'll be back as often as I can until I move out of the DC area. It's great to know there's a place I'll never outgrow. From the parking area in the directions, head North and have a great time!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

May 24, 2017
 
Review: Participated in a group ride here. It was great!

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Granny Gear

March 22, 2017
kcflower Granny Gear  
 
Review: Plenty of trail here to ride for a few days. But no maps. We had a great time, but it was definitely helpful running into a few locals on the trail. Lots of technical climbing and some gnarly downhills. A blast of a time, tho.

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March 7, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Tons of options for great riding out here. From rocky and rooty singletrack to techy rock drops on the "push" trails. So much fun.

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Epic

August 21, 2012
 
Review: Pedaled over to the resevoir from Gambrill and a buddy shuttled us up to the top to get in a few sick DH runs. If you can get shuttled...I highly reccomend this place. I've heard that there is a group doing shuttle runs once a week as well but didn't catch any details.

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April 10, 2012
Guest   
 
Review: Only got to explore about 2 miles of this trail system, but it is definitely full of challenges; it has some pretty rough rock gardens and it doesn't disappoint

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Gnarly

January 22, 2012
dubinjs Gnarly  
 
Review: Some of the best riding on the East coast in my opinion. Its by far the best riding in MD. Depending on what trails your riding, most of this area is not for beginers and will test the metal of your bike. Big climbs, big DH, lots of rocks and boulders, stream/ creek crossing, and tons of amazing views. These trails are not marked, othet than the Blue trail. There is a ton of stuff in this area, but you will need a guide or join one of the MORE club rides. Thats the local trail advocate group in MD/VA.

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Gnarly

October 25, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
Review: Advanced trail riding in Maryland. Trails are not well marked so bring a GPS or good maps. Terrain is rocky and old school trails, with straight up and straight down. Large drop offs with dismounts and hike a bikes. Not complaining, just explaining.

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Gnarly


March 14, 2011
 
Review: I rode this trail for the first time this past weekend...according to a few of the locals I spoke to at the trailhead we rode just a few of the trails that route through the woods. There are no markings on most of the trails but there is one main trail that all the trails seem to stem from and connect back to. That main trail alone is marked with blue paint. That trail connects to the trails at Gambrill State Park. All in all sweet epic singletrack. I will be back as many times I can this year!

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Frederick Watershed MTB Trail 4.36 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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