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greenBlue Seneca Ridge Trail

Trail

5.8 mile 9.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 413' 126 m
Descent: -460' -140 m
High: 354' 108 m
Low: 245' 75 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Mike Van Abel

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

Mike Van Abel

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.

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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
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

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#557

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