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Seneca Ridge Trail

 15 votes

Length

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

413' 126 m

Ascent

-460' -140 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

354' 108 m

High

245' 75 m

Low

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The Seneca Ridge Trail ("SRT") connects Schaeffer Farms to Seneca Creek State Park.

Mike Van Abel

Overview

No night riding. Sunrise to sunset permitted.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

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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Sep 16, 2017
Scott Lowrey
First time on this trail. Started at Riffle Ford Road, went to Black Rock Mill and back again. Good ride! 11.3mi — 2h 15m
Sep 9, 2017
Melvin Medina
Aug 26, 2017
Eddy Zuber
Aug 26, 2017
Zeddy Smith
Jun 9, 2017
Liz Gooch
Jun 2, 2017
Michael Wolosin
Parked at Riffle Ford Rd and rode SRT to Schaeffer Farms and did a loop, then returned. 12mi — 1h 45m
Apr 10, 2017
Carl G
Trail was in great shape. Met two other riders. Weather was outstanding 6mi
Sep 5, 2016
Matt Koontz

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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Nice flow with minimal technical challenges. Some of the terrain can be pumped and the curves are fun at speed. Climbs are over quickly and rewarded with smooth descents. This a good trail for the beginner/intermediate rider. Parking was tight at the Mill. Next time I'll park roadside on Riffle Mill Road. Apr 21, 2014
Pump track for trail bikes. Nothing technical here, just flowing trail with easy climbs sprinkled in. Not touching your brakes and pumping the terrain yields the most fun. On a dry spell in the middle of the summer, you will a blue groove laid down from everyone riding, grip for days in these conditions with the right tire. Aug 11, 2016

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