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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,541/ -1,451 ft
Total: 493 riders

Mountain Biking Schaeffer Farms

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#7 of 99 mountain bike trails in Maryland
#608 in the world

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.

First added by alvin.santoy on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Oct 15, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Germantown recreation area off of RT 118. CLose to the intersection of 118 and clopper Road Directions from D.C. - 495 North to Baltimore, Route 270 North to exit 15B and follow for about 5 miles, right onto Richter Farm Road, take a left on 4-way stop on Schaeffer Road, stay on Schaeffer Rd. through circle, shortly after the road narrows look for the Senceca State Park Sign on left, trailhead is on left of the sign through the gate.

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Trail conditions

Overgrown (on Sep 6, 2020)
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Rider questions

Q: I have been riding this trail for the past few years. I was wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to ride a dirt bike on these trails. If anyone knows the rules and or regulations for these trail regarding dirt biking please let me know. thank you
A: im sorry correction

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