Seneca Ridge Trail

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  3.9 from 8 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #1 in the Seneca Creek State Park area
#14 in MD, #2,951 Overall
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Jun 30 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Germantown,
“The Seneca Ridge Trail ("SRT") connects Schaeffer Farms to Seneca Creek State Park.”
Mike Van Abel on Jun 17, 2013
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5.89.3 milesKilometers 413’126 m Ascent 354’108 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -460’-140 m Descent 245’75 m Low 13% Max Grade (8°)
No night riding. Sunrise to sunset permitted.
Located a little over an hour's drive northwest of Washington D.C., in Montgomery County, MD, this new 2011 built trail is featured in the MoCo Epic and is the result of the stellar partnership between MORE and Maryland's Dept. of Natural Resources.

This ride begins at Riffle Ford Rd. and is typically enjoyed as an out and back to/from the old Black Rock Mill. The Seneca Ridge Trail ("SRT") connects Schaeffer Farms to Seneca Creek State Park. The terrain is a mixture of fast flowing singletrack, roots, some rocks, a few log-overs and creek crossings many of which are bridged and a few that may get your feet wet at high flows. It is a shared trail with hikers, horses, and trail runners.
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PHOTOS of Seneca Ridge Trail
  3.5 from 4 votes
The Seneca Ridge Trail is more open here (Darnestown, MD)
  3.3 from 4 votes
From bridge at the start of Seneca Ridge Trail (Darnestown, MD)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Typical conditions on the Seneca Ridge Trail (Darnestown, MD)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Seneca Ridge Trail powerline cut (Darnestown, MD)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Start/Finish of Seneca Ridge Trail (Darnestown, MD)
  3.0 from 3 votes
These three amigos greet you at the halfway point. (Darnestown, MD)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Sweet flowy section. (Darnestown, MD)
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Trail marker at the Germantown Rd crossing. Watch for cars when crossing... (Darnestown, MD)