NoVa Epic- Northern Tour
ElevationAscent: 1,959' 597 m
Descent: -1,963' -598 m
High: 439' 134 m
Low: 150' 46 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Current trail conditions
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“The exciting 40 mile route of MORE's NOVA Epic, exploring the trails of northern Fairfax County”— MTB Project Staff
The crossing of VA 193, Georgetown Pike, is particularly busy, but is only a temporary detour until the NPS's repair work on the Difficult Run Trail is complete.
From Lake Fairfax, riders will head out the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail (WOD) to the primitive singletrack behind the scenes of Restons residential communities. The next stop is Fred Crabtree Park, one of the county's hidden gems, for a ride through the best Fairfax trails youve never heard of.
Then its back to the WOD to Clarks Crossing, a park MORE spent time developing for the 2013 NOVA Epic. Just off the bike path, between Vienna and Reston, its a great spot to squeeze your after work dirt fix, and after taking this tour, youll know the way straight to the goods!
Once you wipe the grin off your face you'll be headed north through the Cross County Trail and Difficult Run trail into Great Falls National Park for a taste of Virginia history as you ride past the site of Matildaville and the Patowmack Canal.
A portion of the Difficult Run trail inside Great Falls is currently washed out, so we'll be detouring across Georgetown Pike to enter the National Park. Watch for traffic here!
On your way north through the park, don't forget to take in the views of the Potomac running through Mather Gorge along the way, a breathtaking and wild spot, you'll hardly believe is nestled right in our metro area. You'll have another dose of singletrack and river views on a hot lap of Riverbend Parks trails before you hit the turnaround point and start heading back towards home.
After a return trip through Great Falls, you'll be rolling back to Lake Fairfax Park to the Difficult Run and Colvin Run trails for your last taste of singletrack before arriving at the park proper, venue of MORE's NOVA Epic.
For more event details (and to register!) check out moreepics.com
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