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Seneca Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (22)

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


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Map Key

5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

Singletrack

354' 108 m

High

245' 75 m

Low

413' 126 m

Up

460' 140 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

No night riding. Sunrise to sunset permitted.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Van Abel

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 22 votes

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The Seneca Ridge Trail is more open here
Aug 22, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
From bridge at the start of Seneca Ridge Trail
Aug 22, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
Start/Finish of Seneca Ridge Trail
Aug 22, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
These three amigos greet you at the halfway point.
Jun 17, 2013 near Darnestown, MD
Typical conditions on the Seneca Ridge Trail
Aug 22, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
Sweet flowy section.
Jun 17, 2013 near Darnestown, MD

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Jun 18, 2020
Doug Mendel
Dry and beautiful
Aug 15, 2019
TJ Kelly
Aug 6, 2019
TJ Kelly
Dec 5, 2018
Nora Cleary
Aug 12, 2018
Chris Stenersen
12.3mi
Jun 20, 2018
Patrick Phillips
Fairly good conditions starting out, with just a few low spots still wet, but mid-ride downpour made it pretty greasy. Give it a couple of days to dry 11.3mi — 1h 40m
Jun 10, 2018
Keith M
Swimming hole at the turn around. Sprinted back in 50 minutes. Took longer to get out from the start hour and 15 minutes With breaks. 11.6mi
Apr 21, 2018
Mike Cazelli