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Beginner - Intermediate Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 237' 72 m
Descent: -176' -54 m
High: 1,085' 331 m
Low: 878' 267 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Delaney

A beginner-friendly warm-up for Emmitsburg's flowy, rocky goods.

Ryan Delaney

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

During hunting season, the Emmitsburg trails are only open Sundays be aware of posted signage. This year, hunting season begins on September 6th, 2018 and runs through May 24th, 2019.

Description

This green-blazed trail is located across the earthen dam at Rainbow Lake. Cross the dam from the parking area and turn left into the woods to enter this lollipop-shaped loop.

The Beginner/Intermediate trail runs approximately 2.23 miles and is characterized by diverse sections where you can find flow, rock gardens, many alternate lines to hone new skills, and a short but challenging climb.

This trail is a great place to learn to ride the rocky terrain characteristic of the Mid-Atlantic's mountains, and offers smooth sections for a respite and self-confidence boost, before delivering the next challenge.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Jul 27, 2019
Jimmy Davis
Great first trail 3mi
May 31, 2019
Frank D
Jun 2, 2018
Aj Sprenkle
Muddy as usual, but very fun and flowing on the descent. 1.6mi
Nov 26, 2017
Steve Cratin
Rode with Pookie
Jul 28, 2017
Jamie Turner
First time here and I really enjoyed this trail. Good way to introduce me to the area. 2.2mi
Jun 30, 2017
Colby Bowen
Mar 20, 2016
Steve Schafer
W and I hit this trail with newbie enthusiasm! Our first trail. We'll be back! 1.6mi — 1h 00m

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#59

in Maryland

#4,965

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Cruising downhill on the intermediate trail at Emmitsburg.
Jun 25, 2015 near Emmitsburg, MD
The outer reaches of the beginner experience at Emmitsburg.
Jun 25, 2015 near Emmitsburg, MD
The Guardian of the Trails.
Aug 9, 2017 near Emmitsburg, MD
Narrow singletrack through the foliage.
Aug 9, 2017 near Emmitsburg, MD

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