Meadowood

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.38 out of 5
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Beginner
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 600 ft
↓ 700 ft
144
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Expected to be complete sometime around Sept-Oct. There are several hiking trails where bikes are not allowed. Look at the map, the MTB trail is the purple loop. Head past the trail head and turn left on the gravel path and it will take you to the singletrack. Trail can be ridden in either direction. Very smooth and rolling. It is like a smaller version of Rosaryville.
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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
 

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Q: Does it close if it's too wet? -SkylarP

A: As far as I can tell, no, they don't close it. One thing to keep in mind, this track doesn't drain well. The trail will stay muddy for days after rainfall. Mix that with all the deep ruts and you can end up over your handlebars quick. I've done it twice now haha.

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Reviews (39)
 

Doubletrack


June 9, 2017
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is a pretty good get away that is close to the city. I had a pretty good time on vacation at this place. There is nothing too challenging unless you are pushing hard on the Boss section. We rode the boss section three times and had a great time.

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Granny Gear

May 21, 2017
burch20 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Can't believe this trail is sitting at 4 stars. It's a little mucky in a couple spots but all the great features here make this trail one of the best.

Similar Trail: Fountainhead

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Granny Gear

April 25, 2017
Afaq62 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good for beginners. I just started mountain biking with this trail. Hoping to hit boss trail this weekend.

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Bunny Hop

March 28, 2017
motoscotch Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Good trail especially considering proximity to urban area. Little bit of everything. Nice features.

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Bunny Hop


March 11, 2017
Bendr Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I live nearby and aside from Fountainhead, this is the best trail around. Two main intermediate trails with banked turns & varied wooden features linked by a mixed-use loop.

Similar Trail: Fountainhead

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Bunny Hop

January 29, 2017
 
Review: Rode on 1/27/17 and there were a few mud puddles. A tree was laying across the trail between the entrance Stinger and Yard Sale; it was closer to Yard Sale's entrance. Too big to ride over.

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Gramcounter


November 29, 2016
 
Review: What to say about this trail system? FUN and fast. Nope, not technical at all but I couldn't get over how well it flowed. It felt like I carried speed into every turn. This would be the perfect place to get a newcomer indoctrinated into Mountain biking.

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Granny Gear

November 23, 2016
burch20 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love this trail. I have gone through all the trails backwards and forward. It's not going to test experienced riders but anyone getting into mountain biking is going to enjoy themselves. Be careful on the wooden turn. I went over the top and fell right on my head. It was pretty scary but I ended up being fine. The one huge drawback is the awful drainage. The ruts get filled with water and you have no idea how deep they can be. I've gone over the bars twice when I hit a puddle that was well over 8".

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Bunny Hop

June 26, 2016
dbg94 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Rode this trail yesterday and didn't have a lot of time to explore since I was just in the area for the day and had to drive 3 hours. Rode the outer loop and ran into a lot of people out for the bike demo going on in the main parking lot. Rode till I found the Boss trail and its just that, "BOSS". Fun Flowing and fast. I'd love to come back here when I can spend the whole day.
Thanks to all who keep this trail going.

Similar Trail: nothing compares in VB or Cheseapeke

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Bunny Hop

November 8, 2015
 
Review: Good trail. I would agree with others that better signs need to be out. I wanted to ride the whole 4.7 mile long South Branch Loop but ended up at the parking lot of Old Colchester Road following the signs. I resumed the trail and ended up going through all the three intermediate mt. bike trails. They were very challenging. When I was done at the Gunston Road trail head start where I started, the app on my phone said I had only ridden 2.45 miles. I don't know where I missed going longer. I ran into two other riders coming towards me on the trail after I left the Colchester Road parking lot, and they were asking me for directions to the Gunston parking lot. The trail is narrow and allows traffic both ways, so I pulled over a few times to wait for on coming riders to pass.
In spite of all the leaves on the trail, the trail was still visible due to all the use today.
I will go back and try again.

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Bunny Hop

January 16, 2016
 
Review: After several return trips, I figured out a good way to ride the trail. Go right at the start and follow signage for "South Branch Loop" at any junctions. When you go to the right, you can hit Boss, Yard Sale, and The Stinger off the trail. As you exit one, turn left to go to the next one. You will pass the exit of each one on the way. I like to ride them as they are listed on the map by letter. The Boss, pass The Stinger, do Yard Sale, and do The Stinger on the way out. The trail after that is alot of climbing which is why I think riders like to go left at the start; You miss The Stinger if you do Yard Sale when you arrive at it. Yard Sale's exit is past The Stinger's exit and entrance. If you go right at the start, turn right on the exit of The Stinger, and you can enjoy the fast trail back the way you came. You also miss the climb out and a chance to hit the boss again. You can get almost a six mile ride going right at the start, doing the three areas, and following the trail out or returning the way you started. Have fun.

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Meadowood MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 39 ratings. 39 user reviews.
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