Lake Fairfax

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.13 out of 5
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Intermediate
3.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
289
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Lake Fairfax singletrack loop consists of 2.7 miles of forested singletrack loop that has some climbs & several log crossings.
added by JSurrattGnarly
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (17)
 

Gramcounter

March 23, 2019
 
Review: Whoa, how am I just discovering this place. It's pretty awesome. Why? Because it has longer more extended downs allowing faster speeds, banked turns, and drops and jumps and gnar- all pretty unique for DC Burbs. Unlike many trails in the area that are full of short speed killing ups after short downs, the ups and downs here tend to be longer. So the climbs are more less steeper grade but longer grinders, and the downs are longer allowing for you to really get your speed up and tend to have gnar and/or rollers or jumps which, with your speed, allow for some decent air. Also, unlike a lot of the trails around the area where they are full of speed robbing flat turns just as the trail is getting fun, here most of the turns are bermed. Not huge, but enough to allow you to keep your speed up. The trails are a mix of smooth with rollers and jumps or gnar with rocks and roots- probably the best gnar close to DC I've found yet. And the camp grounds is full of boulder and opportunities to work on your drops and jumps off of natural elements. On one side of the bathrooms is a nice little boulder strewn hillside that has a nice blind drop off a flat boulder to a step down (scout it, get the line in your head, and then just send it). Also has opportunities to go down some fairly steep gnar. The entire place is a great place to hone one's skills before heading west to the mountains and bike parks. And it's right off the Dulles Toll road in Reston!!! Awesome. Love it.

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2017
 
Review: This is my favorite trail in the area and it's well maintained. Every time I ride here I find a different path from technical rocky sections to jumps. This trail is worth the drive.

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Gnarly


July 1, 2017
 
Review: Nice trail system that connects to the Difficult Run and Colvin Run trails... so you can really get some mileage if you want to!!

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Gramcounter

August 8, 2016
mobikes Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great place to visit for some fun biking. It was a welcome break from the NCC.

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Granny Gear

August 10, 2015
Dart Granny Gear  
 
Review: very good for beginners.

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Granny Gear

June 29, 2015
 
Review: Great trail, lots of fun interesting trails that overlap. Will head back again soon and do more exploring.

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Granny Gear

June 12, 2015
edman0142 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This was my first time riding any type of mountain bike trail. I had a blast! It's probably great for beginner/intermediate riders. My only complaints were the amount of huge roots in certain areas...but hey that can also add to the fun for some folks.

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Granny Gear

January 4, 2015
mknj91 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice trail. Not crowded with varied terrain. A fun ride for me and my son.

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Granny Gear

December 31, 2014
 
Review: MTB Friendly park. Really a network of trails. Took me 3 separate rides to cover it all. A few trails are actually groomed. Great workout. Can get busy.

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Granny Gear

November 16, 2014
Dhutch065 Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of my favorite rides, or start of it at least. This trail connects to a network of miles and miles of trails including the CCT, difficult run, etc. My averages ride here is about 12 miles and it's never over the same route. Whatever you want, you can find in this network - climbs, technical challenges, stream crossings, jumps, etc. A solid ride after work on a weekday, or extended ride on the weekend.

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Lake Fairfax MTB Trail 4.13 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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