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: its best to use a mountain bike

Like2Bike answered on December 1, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (78)
 

Bunny Hop


October 12, 2017
rmap01 Bunny Hop  
 
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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Granny Gear

June 19, 2017
DCRhino Granny Gear  
 
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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Granny Gear

September 28, 2015
Jason Peck Granny Gear  
 
Review: First, I have to say I loved this place. So many awesome trails. Being able to ride in the woods, up and down over roots and logs, and on the edge of corn/soybean fields and through them is amazing. But I really think they need to make this trail one-way (similar to the setup at Fountainhead). There are a ton of blind corners here and I had a few close calls here that could have been worse. It would make for a better riding experience if you didn't have to worry about encountering someone coming at you.

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Gnarly


September 20, 2015
racermtbk2 Gnarly  
 
Review: Imba epic and well deserving of it. The trail is extremely well taken care of and the marking make it impossible to get lost, lots of opportunities to get back to the lot if you don't want to do the whole loop. There where a few trails I didn't ride and still managed a 12 mile ride.

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August 12, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Tons of fun some challenges near a pump and jump trail

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Schaeffer Farms MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 78 ratings. 78 user reviews.
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