Schaeffer Farms

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.38 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
145
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Good ride. People of all skills levels can be found on this network of trails. The trails are maintained by MORE and Montgomery County National Park and Planning Commision.
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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: Can you ride this trail at night? -Guest

A: There is no night riding at Schaeffer Farms, except for the Thursday Night Ride organized by MORE. You can check www.more-mtb.org/venue/schaeffer-farm/ for the ride schedule.

Guest answered on September 13, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Is it only for mountain bikes or could i make it on my hybrid -Guest

A: if you take it slow, you could manage it on a hybid, however, it would not be much fun and you may end up with some flats. if you go after rain, forget it, you will be hiking up the hills.

axxman answered on August 7, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (81)
 

Bunny Hop

April 17, 2018
 
Review: Check out my GoPro video at DADventureTV. Might be forst footage of the new trail that is out there

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Bunny Hop

April 15, 2018
 
Review: Check out my video of Schaeffer Farms on Youtube at DADventureTV

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Granny Gear

December 31, 2017
 
Review: Nice and frozen!!!

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Trailblazer


October 12, 2017
rmap01 Trailblazer  
 
Review: The Schaeffer Farm trail system is well maintained and very fun. Nothing too technical here. There are some decent short, climbs that intermediate riders should be able to clean. Lots of twisty, rooted sections - up and down - to keep you honest. There is an expert(?) area with a series of whoops which is cool. What's really great about Schaeffer is that it connects to a host of other trails, i.e. Seneca Ridge, Seneca Greenway and Ten Mile Creek (via Hoyles Mill) allowing you to create an epic ride. In fact, the local IMBA chapter (MORE) has an annual epic ride weekend with rides up to 75 miles long.

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Bunny Hop

June 19, 2017
 
Review: It's the Rosaryville of MoCo, just longer. Fun trail system. Well marked with maps at every intersection. All flowing single track with a few longer climbs and some fun downhills. Not many rocks but definitely some areas with roots that keep it interesting. Mostly in the woods but goes through some farm fields too. Some parts are super narrow and it is two-way so be careful and courteous. If you go back out of parking lot the way you came and cross Schaeffer Rd and take Hoyles Trail it will take you to a little dirt mountain bike park- reminded me of homemade BMX dirt parks from the 80s. Small but fun for a change of pace for a half hour.

Similar Trail: Rosaryville

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Granny Gear

September 25, 2016
JMC203 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome well ridden well marked trail system. Be aware of blind corners though as this is a bidirectional trail system. Also worth checking out the dirt jumps and pump track a short ride down the road. (South Germantown Pump Track)

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Granny Gear

July 16, 2016
m.renzi Granny Gear  
 
Review: Directions to the trail are wrong Google to find correct directions

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Trailblazer

June 17, 2016
 
Review: Trail is fun and the MORE group does a great job maintaining the trail system!

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Gramcounter

November 3, 2015
 
Review: Great place with great flow and plenty of terrain. At the very least they need to put signs up reminding people to be alert of oncoming biker traffic as its a bi-directional trail system.

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Granny Gear

September 28, 2015
Jason Peck Granny Gear  
 
Review: First, I love this trail. Riding up and down hill, flow stuff, over roots and logs, in and out and through corn and soybean fields is awesome. But they really should make this one-way (like Fountainhead). There are a lot of blind corners here and I almost had some bad encounters because of this. It would be great to be able to ride this fast and hard without worrying about someone coming at you from the other direction. Other than that, this is a ton of fun.

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Schaeffer Farms MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 81 ratings. 81 user reviews.
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