Deep Creek Loop
ElevationAscent: 663' 202 m
Descent: -663' -202 m
High: 3,007' 916 m
Low: 2,514' 766 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)
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“This ride features a GREAT new trail at Deep Creek Lake State Park.”— Chris Colvill
Family Friendly A very scenic trail.
They are mostly singletrack with great flow and a mix of technical rock gardens, smooth meadow sections, fantastic downhill sections and great mountain scenery. Riding the loop clockwise is how most riders enjoy it.
If ridden as shown, the ride is a gradual climb to the top of the mountain starting on Beckman's Trail and turning left onto Indian Turnip Trail after 1.7 miles. Continuing upward, this trail brings some difficult sections. This section is definitely a good cardio climb with challenging rock gardens in a few spots.
The trail eventually levels off at the top and winds through a beautiful fern meadow forest before meandering over the top through a forested area with great flow and some great sections and a few rock gardens.
After cruising over the top of the mountain and just after crossing the Meadow Mountain Trail for the last time, the trail begins its descent back to the bottom. Enjoy the great flow but watch for some sharp switchbacks!
After reaching the bottom, there are some very technical rock gardens to navigate through. You eventually have the option of dumping off at the State Park HQ or riding back up and tying into the loop again and re-tracing some of the trail that was ridden as a part of the climb.
The trail is also great for hiking and is pet-friendly. Don't forget your helmet, and enjoy the ride !
Land Manager: MD DNR - Deep Creek Lake State Park