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Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:32 pm
by Marylander
There are apparently some professionally set up mtb trails less than a mile from my house. I just happened to see them when looking at a map of my C&O ride earlier today and saw a little marker in a place that I thought nothing existed. I'll have to check 'em out this week.
https://more-mtb.org/products/rivers-edge-at-brunswick

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:46 pm
by gots_a_sol
I've been there a few times now. Not a bad little riding area. Trails are pretty tame and they have a couple mild downhill lines with some jumps.

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:02 pm
by Marylander
Huh, and I had no idea they were even there. I've run past the trail entrance countless times but don't remember seeing any signs or anything. I just thought it was some woods near the middle school... I'll have to put my mountain bike back together. :thumbup:

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:27 am
by Twist
I'm using an app called TrailForks on my iPhone. There's a couple of MTB trail systems right here near home that I didn't know where there. I'll probably get out to do the Waterworks and Bacon Ridge this week while my daughter is out on spring break.

We went out yesterday and rode at Quiet Waters Park. There are some back trails there shown in TrailForks. Most of those are moderately difficult (steep slopes, roots, etc). Fun times.

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:14 am
by Firebolter
Waterworks is pretty cool area. Alot of hidden GEMS over here!

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:04 pm
by Firebolter
Hey Wes, remember that area I told you to stop by after you left my house? This is it. I went in today and scouted it out, holy moly it is a paradise! Won't take hardly any work to cut in a trail that would be good for MTB or SurRon. Mostly some face slappers here and there. Really nice and at the end of the finger ridge, there is a nice gradual grade that works down to the bottom, so easy in and back out- Can go all the way down to the river adjacent to Broad Creek Park on the west side of that valley once you drop down the finger and go south around the hillside and not all the way down to the flats where the bogs are. Stay up along the west side base of the hill side along the valley all the way down.



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Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:29 pm
by Twist
Very cool Bill. Looking forward to exploring that with you.

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:17 pm
by Marylander
There are signs and other obvious indicators of the little trail system in brunswick. I guess I haven't gone over that way in awhile. Bunches of cars with bike racks at the middle school too.

Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:51 am
by Firebolter
Marylander wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:17 pm
There are signs and other obvious indicators of the little trail system in brunswick. I guess I haven't gone over that way in awhile. Bunches of cars with bike racks at the middle school too.
Oh yeah, lots of downhill stuff too!

https://more-mtb.org/products/rivers-edge-at-brunswick

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:17 pm
by Marylander
Brunswick is a pretty hilly area. I just walked out there from the house and took the little trail between the 2 trail heads (at least it looks like there are just 2). Only about 2.2 miles round trip so I've got no excuse not to become familiar with these trails. The little trail I took is very twisty.