Schaeffer Farms

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.37 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,800 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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Trail Q&A
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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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Q: What is the actual address to the trail? Singletracks gives an address near Annapolis and one near Germantown, and MORE's website has one for BOYDS. There is some distance between them and different areas. I want to ride the one on MORE's website but don't know if that is it. -VAtrailrider

A: The main lot is located on Kingsview Village Ave, Germantown, MD 20874. It is just down the road from the Germantown Rec Center on the left side off Schaeffer Road.

rmap01 answered on September 13, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

August 20, 2018
harpsm Granny Gear  
 
Review: Schaeffer Farms used to be THE place to ride in MoCo, but it's showing its age. The trails hold water in many places, so there can be lots of muddy slop even days after rainfall. Some trails are getting pretty badly eroded, so what used to be smooth, fast sections are now gnarly root gardens. Sections of trail through and around farm fields are badly overgrown by late summer. I find Seneca Ridge Trail and 10-Mile Creek Trail to offer a much nicer, flowier experience, mile-for-mile, thanks to their newness and more modern design (thanks, MORE!). What Schaeffer does offer that those other trails don't are 1) a large network of trails, allowing endless customization of your route, and 2) more technical skills challenges, including log ramps and whoops.

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Granny Gear

August 16, 2018
fenner Granny Gear  
 
Review: I really enjoyed this ride. There are some pretty overgrown spots though. I kinda wish I would've had some long sleeves on. Over all a great ride though

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Gramcounter

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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Gramcounter

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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October 12, 2017
rmap01 Doubletrack  
 
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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Gramcounter

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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Schaeffer Farms MTB Trail 4.37 out of 5 based on 83 ratings. 83 user reviews.
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