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Emmitsburg New Beginner Loops

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The newest addition to the Emmitsburg Trail Network.


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2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,003' 306 m

High

892' 272 m

Low

133' 40 m

Up

133' 40 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

These are the new beginner trails which start at the culvert across the street from Rainbow Lake parking. The layout is essentially 3 "lollipops" on top of each other. You'll ride a gently climbing access trail to the first loop. Connector trails will take you from Loop 1 to Loop 2 and Loop 2 to Loop 3. While the layout is a bit confusing, the loops are short (~0.5 mi each), so you should orient quickly. These trails do not directly connect to other parts of the network, so you won't get lost. Eventually, you'll descend back through the loops and back out the access trail to the road.

Description

Expect gentle grades with minimal obstructions, however, the terrain is mountainous and the trail tread does contain rocks, roots, rollers, and switchbacks. These are the easiest trails in Emmitsburg, but they are enjoyable for all levels of riders. Alternate challenge lines and bermed turns offer more experienced riders plenty of options.

A ride on all 3 loops will involve some amount of "out and back" overlapping, so don't get nervous if you find yourself descending a section you climbed earlier. If you ride all three loops you should ride about 3 miles and climb 200 feet or less. All loops are enjoyable in both directions.

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Shared By:

Andrew Mueller

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 12 votes

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  4.3 from 12 votes
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Great dirt in Emmitsburg when you can find it.
Jul 15, 2015 near Emmitsburg, MD
Trailhead across from the lake
Apr 25, 2021 near Emmitsburg, MD
FYI
Feb 3, 2020 near Emmitsburg, MD
Loop at the top
Apr 25, 2021 near Emmitsburg, MD
There are a few small jumps and alternate routes along the trail
Apr 25, 2021 near Emmitsburg, MD

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Apr 25, 2021
Tom Williams
I went early morning after it had rained a little bit overnight. It was still a fun ride only slightly slippery on a few corners.
Jul 12, 2020
Mookie Wilson
3mi
Aug 31, 2019
Zion Leister
Good, 1 tree down but there's a path around it — 0h 30m
May 25, 2019
Proxes Boxes
2.6mi — 0h 40m
Sep 18, 2018
Dustin Roath
This was my first ever trail ride. I haven't been working out since I left the military in 2012 and needless to say, this simple trail whooped my b…
Jul 22, 2018
Walker Woods
Great trail for teaching my GF who is new to MTBing how to corner and choose lines. — 0h 45m
Jul 18, 2018
Cheryl Ladota
Jul 3, 2018
Mike George
Trail is in great condition 5mi

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