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Seneca Bluffs Trail

Intermediate
 3.2 (9)

A swoopy, climby trail with a ~50 foot stream crossing.


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Map Key

7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

Singletrack

293' 89 m

High

202' 62 m

Low

529' 161 m

Up

521' 159 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Seneca Bluffs is one of the newer trails to the area and connects the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath to Seneca Ridge Trail at the intersection with Black Rock Road at Black Rock Mill. The trail mainly packed clay and dirt with a couple of bridges. The highlight of this trail is the approximately 50-foot stream crossing! Don't worry, it's easier than it looks. There are some moderate climbs on this trail but nothing too steep or too lengthy. Most of the descents can be ridden quite fast and are a ton of fun.

All but the last 100yards of this trail are in Seneca Creek State Park. The last section, just before River Rd., is on Montgomery County Park Land.

Contacts

Shared By:

Robert Allaway

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 9 votes

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#297

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Photos

From bridge at the start of Seneca Ridge Trail
Aug 22, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
View from Seneca Bluffs on a snowy morning.
May 6, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
Start/Finish of Seneca Ridge Trail
Aug 22, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
The stream crossing on Seneca Bluffs.
May 6, 2015 near Darnestown, MD
Near Seneca Creek
Jun 20, 2020 near Darnestown, MD
A bike at rest
Jun 23, 2020 near Darnestown, MD

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Check-Ins

Apr 10, 2022
Ben T
Seneca Ridge + Bluffs and back. Fun ride and slightly more difficult than Muddy Branch. 27.6mi — 4h 57m
Jul 24, 2021
Rob Freishtat
Mar 23, 2019
Tom Mearns
Trail was muddy but I rode until the stream crossing where the water was too high to cross, and then I turned around and went back the way I came. 7.5mi
Aug 5, 2018
Doug Bane
May 26, 2018
Todd Bower
Muddy after all the rain and several trees down.
Oct 31, 2017
Kirsti LaVoy
5mi
Aug 26, 2017
Zeddy Smith
Aug 26, 2017
Eddy Zuber

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