Seneca Creek Greenway Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.83 out of 5
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Beginner
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
345
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Don't let the flat sections fool you, this trail has plenty of tight, rooty and rocky sections that demand a good line and clear head. The hill just north of Watkins Mill Road is full of roots and rocks, making both uphill and downhill passage interesting. But with the nice open sections and a couple of long flowing downhills, you'll have plenty of time to catch you breath and recover.

The trail is well marked with blue blazes. There are some splits along the way, but there are plenty of blazes to lead you in the right direction. I may go back and run some of the other routes to see where they go, but we'll see how adventurous I'm feeling. However, the main trail is challenging enough and plenty long to provide an excellent workout.

There are a few at grade crossings, but most stream/creek crossings are done with a well constructed bridge. They have done an excellent job of clearing limbs and trees from this year's storms, so the path is wide open. At times the paths can be a few feet wide of well cut grass or as narrow as a bike tire. There is no easy way to characterize this trail. The easier portion is between 355 and Watkins Mill. Everything north of Watkins Mill is tougher, but certainly doable.

It is a fun trail and well worth a couple hours on any nice weekend day for the full course. Shorter lengths can easily be fit in after work, if necessary.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Doubletrack


October 8, 2018
rmap01 Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is a decent trail. There are some flat sections in low lying areas that don't drain very well after rain. Other sections have some short punchy climbs on some fairly tight singletrack. There's one fairly extensive creek crossing which can get pretty deep after a rain. Lots of roots throughout. The trails are typically done as an out and back. They are also part of the MoCo Epic 55 and 75 mile routes.

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Trailblazer

March 29, 2016
 
Review: This train is interesting. We typically ride it in the late fall throug the winter and intro to spring. It is rolling hills. But the downhills are packed with tight switchbacks, so no balls out downhill sections or you'll find yourself in the woods off the trail (hitting trees most likely). That makes for some interesting uphill climbs...
We ride from 355 to the creek crossing about 7 miles in, so our total is just over 14 miles.
It is great for night rides!

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Gramcounter

May 5, 2015
 
Review: Great trail, very easy and beginner friendly.

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Bunny Hop

December 15, 2014
 
Review: Pretty fun little single track. Lots of good climbs with many rewarding downhill runs. From Brink to 355 and back is about 12 miles.

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Epic


August 27, 2013
 
Review: I rode between Brink rd and N Frederic Ave. Lots of good trail with little to no technical chalenge, it was right up my alley. Plenty of good hills to climb and role down. Watch out for nettles, but not much trouble as long as you stay on the path. Lots of folks out there on a nice day, both riders and hikers/dog walkers.

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Singletrack


September 27, 2012
AJ711 Singletrack  
 
Review: Plenty of parking options help to create awesome workout/ride options. Ride a few miles, or do the entire 14+ miles from bottom to top and back, this trail will not disappoint. The southern portions of the trail are wider and easier to ride, but the northern sections can get tight and technical, with plenty of root and rock gardens, twists, turns, and other challenging sections.

Similar Trail: Schaeffer Farms, Seneca Ridge Trail, Fairland Region Park Trails

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Seneca Creek Greenway Trail MTB Trail 3.83 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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