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Perimeter Loop
A straightforward loop around the perimeter of the park. Near Point of Rocks, Maryland
Freedom Center Loop
Tucked away in the foothills between Leesburg and Lucketts is this XC gem. Near Point of Rocks, Maryland
Saddleback Trail (Yellow)
The longest loop in the park and the only trail on which bikes are allowed. Near Clarksburg, Maryland
Seneca Bluffs Trail
A swoopy, climby trail with a ~50 foot stream crossing. Near Darnestown, Maryland
Loop 1
The perfect learner loop, this trail also provides access to the rest of the trail system. Near Lake Ridge, Virginia
Fountainhead Regional Park
The best combination of trail in Fountainhead Regional Park. Near Fairfax Station, Virginia
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Great Falls - Maryland Side  


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Description 

This area is extremely similar to Great Falls Virginia - its across the river! It doesn't have as many climbs but if you are into some good Billy Goat trails and scrambling to get to where you climb, this has your name written all over it!


Getting There 

Take the Carderock exit off I-495. Follow Clara Barton Parkway past Carderock. Turn left on MacArthur Boulevard and continue a short distance to the primary climbers' parking area across the road from the Old Angler's Inn. Don't park in the Inn's lot!

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

52 Total Routes

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