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Level: Easiest
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +20/ -51 ft
Total: 95 riders

Mountain Biking River Road Dirt Section

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#32 of 99 mountain bike trails in Maryland
#2,323 in the world

this is the dirt section of river road, a road that goes from Washington DC to White's Ferry just west of poolesville. Watch out for cars on this trail. you can combine this ride with a section of the C&O path, making a 10 mile loop.

First added by Team_Rubythroat on Jun 17, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
you can rather park at White's ferry or edwards ferry.
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  • conmisojos

    Good conditions but I don't understand why there are too many paths not allowed to cycle. People walk on the bike routes but we don't cycle in your paths! I respect but not think that is good!

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  • Ben Sizemore Jr.

    Road that you can combine with part of the C&O path, making a nice little 10 mile loop. Great Casual ride for Beginners.

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  • Team_Rubythroat

    Great trail for beginners who have never been offroad before. It is about 15 feet wide.

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