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Gaithersburg to Damascus Ride

Intermediate
 3.7 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun and fast ride from MD355 to Damascus and back.


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Map Key

25.6

Miles

41.1

KM

85%

Singletrack

751' 229 m

High

318' 97 m

Low

1,055' 322 m

Up

1,055' 322 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This is a fun ride if you enjoy ice cream. We use this route to go to Jimmie Cone and back. The trail is fun and fast with great scenery. Definitely something for everyone to enjoy on this awesome route.

Description

Jump on this out-and-back ride that is comprised of almost all singletrack trails directly from the parking lot off of 355. To start the ride, head out on the Greenway Trail: Great Seneca Lower Section. Cross over Watkins Mills Rd to pick up the Greenway Trail: Great Seneca Upper Section, which will connect you to the Lower Magruder Trail just before crossing over Watkins Rd.

There is a water crossing before Watkins Rd. as well. Along the trail there are some root areas, rocky areas and some ruts. Continue onto the Magruder Branch Trail, and be careful as there are a few blind spots through the trail which makes it difficult to spot hikers and horses.

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Shared By:

Raf Saavedra

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

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Along the Seneca Trail.
Jun 18, 2020 near Montgom…, MD
Nice green flow.
Apr 28, 2016 near Montgom…, MD
A split from the main trail to a nearby branch.
Jun 8, 2017 near Montgom…, MD
A clearly defined ribbon of singletrack on the west side of the park.
Jun 8, 2017 near Montgom…, MD

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May 9, 2020
Beau Horning
Great trail! It's now my go-to trail as I get back into the sport — 14h 30m
Jun 6, 2018
Mike George
Nov 12, 2017
Jonathan Melendez
Sep 5, 2017
Kevin Forsythe
Jul 30, 2017
Doug Bane
14.7mi
Jul 9, 2017
Fermin Villatoro
Feb 20, 2017
Tim Johnson
Aug 29, 2016
Eric Flynn