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Configuration: Figure 8
Elevation: +1,167/915 ft
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Mountain Biking South Germantown Pump Track

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#15 of 98 mountain bike trails in Maryland
#1500 in the world

Sick 5,000 square foot pump track designed by Lee McCormack of Pump Track Nation, supported by MoCo Parks and built by MORE, M-NCPPC & a dedicated group of volunteers.

First added by jtorlando25 on May 8, 2020. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
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South Germantown Recreational Park is off I-270, Exit 15B (Route 118 South) Follow Rt. 118 approximately 3.5 miles to Germantown Park Drive and the park is on the right.



The park is huge and has several entrances. There is parking near a pond in front of the soccer arena. You can access the pump track by following the Hoyles Mill trail out in the direction of Schaeffer Farms.
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  • Revengel   ✓ supporter
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    Located in the Germantown Soccerplex, this pump track is a great place to introduce young riders while more experienced riders can progress skills. Definitely a must visit location if you are in the Central to upper Montgomery County area - and it's very close to Schaefer Farms to boot.

    The pump track has several rollers that are safe for those with training wheels on up - depending on the line. Kids are a common sight here and I've brought my little one there a few times. She almost never wants to leave! The rollers and berms can be taken in different directions to help gain confidence and practice for the trail.

    Toward the top of the pump track are three jump lines ranging from mild roller jumps to table top jumps . . . all leading to a large, high berm. Riders from pre-teen through 50+ can easily be found here . . . especially on a nice day. There is a picnic area right next to the track for those adults who'd rather watch from the shade.

    In addition to all this, there are 4 drops. Three are in a line and built from wood, the last one is near the progression area and is much larger than the other three. Also in the progression area are two see-saw features, a rock garden and a tree skinny as well as a rock climb/roll.

    The most difficult issue is finding it as there are no signs within the soccerplex to show you where it is. You have to go toward the Archery/Golf range, then make a left down what seems like a semi-paved path. You can see the pump track from the top of that hill. Alternatively you can park in the parking lot across from field 18(?) and ride your bike from there.

    Hopefully this helps; it's a great resource.

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  • Revengel   ✓ supporter
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    This is a simple and compact pump track which is great for progressing on your skills. It is Young rider friendly as well as offering options for intermediate or novice Riders.

    There is a whoop-dee-doo section, which is wonderful for practicing pumping. Additionally, there is no more firms to work on cornering. There are also three jump lines towards one end of the track. In addition to that, there is a rock garden to practice on, two Teeter totters as well as a total of 4 drops. The largest drop leads back into the woods.

    This track actually rides much better when there's been rain recently. It can get dry and dusty very quickly, which can result in a sandstorm.

    Finding it can be a little tricky as it is in the Germantown Soccer Complex. You have to go towards the gulf in archery range and then make a left.

    I have brought my Velociraptor here, and she absolutely loved it here each time she's been.

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  • Stinkbug14
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    Nice pump track they have jumps in all sizes, great for those learning to jump and those looking for air time. Just across the road from shaeffers farm which has a lot of XC singletrack. Only problem with it is that the drop in is not big enough for the jumps, but nothing a pedal stroke or two cannot fix. A potential problem is that all three jump lines lead into the same berm, so if it is crowded this could lead to problems.

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  • JMC203
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    A smaller park but definitely worth checking out if you are in the area of riding the Schaffer farms trail system, as it is right across the road from it. I have only ridden there a few times but it was my first introduction to dirt jumps and pump tracks and is definitely a good place to learn and practice them. The pump track is well built as are the jumps, which range from little kickers to larger box jumps. The only issue I have run into so far is that the drop in doesn't build enough speed on it's own for you to clear the largest set of box jumps, but if you are able to clear the first one the remaining two won't be an issue.

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  • AJ711
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    Not just a pump track anymore, they added a set of dirt jumps! All in all, a great place to stop while out riding at Schaeffer, Hoyles Mill, or anywhere else in the area.

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  • jtorlando25
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    Can't beat getting warmed up on a pump track and then going for a ride on the singletrack across the street at Schaeffer Farms. This p-track is FUN.

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