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North Lot Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun loop ride with a few creek crossings and a good mix of climbs and descents.


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Map Key

12.9

Miles

20.8

KM

95%

Singletrack

334' 102 m

High

138' 42 m

Low

1,059' 323 m

Up

1,059' 323 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Don't ride if the trails are too muddy.

Overview

This is a typical ride through Fair Hill Natural Resource Area. It features lots of roots, decent climbs, and some faster, winding descents.

Need to Know

Start and end from Fairhill North Lot on Appleton Rd.

Description

This ride starts on the eastern side of the Big Elk Creek Valley from the North Appleton Road parking lot. It is a daily fee lot that costs a couple dollars.

The ride heads down into the valley through a series of trails and crosses the river and climbs up towards the race horse training stables. The ride proceeds to cross over Route 273 via a bridge and starts to head back down to the Bg Elk Creek which it then crosses back over and proceeds back towards the parking lot.

History & Background

You'll ride through and past a couple old, ruined farm houses.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mark Berry

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 8 votes

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  4.3 from 8 votes
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Photos

Old time hedgerow that has grown into a cool tree tunnel.
Jun 22, 2016 near Newark, DE
Green Trail Bridge looking twords Rte 273.
Dec 26, 2018 near Fair Hill, MD
Hattie's Trail - Fair Hill, MD
Dec 19, 2020 near Fair Hill, MD
The Boardwalk.
Jun 22, 2016 near Newark, DE
Ferns
May 20, 2016 near Elkton, MD
Tree tunnel on the Orange Trail.
May 20, 2016 near Elkton, MD

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Check-Ins

Aug 8, 2021
Michael Ein
14mi
Jun 25, 2021
Mike Nosal
1450' elevation 13.5mi — 2h 36m
Jun 13, 2021
Mike Nosal
Only one mud hole big enough to suck me in. Mostly passable and seriously good climbing practice. 11.6mi — 3h 00m
Apr 8, 2021
Walt Szpak
Apr 8, 2021
Jimmy Sz
Oct 9, 2020
David Lucchi
North loop
Jul 12, 2020
S F
Aug 3, 2019
Ryan Fainor
13mi — 1h 45m