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North Lot Loop

Intermediate

Trail

12.9 mile 20.8 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,059' 323 m
Descent: -1,059' -323 m
High: 334' 102 m
Low: 138' 42 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Mark Berry

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

Mark Berry

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Check-Ins

Aug 3, 2019
Ryan Fainor
13mi — 1h 45m
May 11, 2019
Daniel Martinez
12.2mi — 2h 20m
Dec 26, 2018
Dave Hoffman
Jul 7, 2018
Mike Nuckols
Jan 30, 2018
Michael Greenblatt
Sep 25, 2017
Megan Potter
Aug 4, 2017
Joseph Harvey
First time here... awesome weather for a ride. We'll see!!
May 16, 2017
Paul Wishengrad
7mi

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 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
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
Early spring at the North Appleton lot in Fair Hill.
Jun 9, 2016 near Elkton, MD

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