Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area

Loop • 8 mi • 243 ft

Located in the northeast corner of Cecil County, Maryland, the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area covers 5,622 acres of gentle rolling hillsides, lush forests, wandering streams, and fertile hayfields. The park boasts over 40 miles of singletrack trails. Add to that the dirt roads and paved sections and you have a treasure of mountain bikers in the tri-state area. If you love singletrack riding, this is the place to go. Fair Hill has a complex trail system, with trails shooting off in all sorts of directions. If you follow the directions closely and use you odometer, you should be fine. Fair Hill is a pro-mountain bike area. In fact, park officials encourage the use of mountain bikes on the park's many trails. Just remember that when riding your bike, you're sharing the trails with other users. Terrain: Singletrack, doubletrack, dirt and paved roads.
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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Newark
Length: 8 total miles
Elevation Gain: 243 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate, with some steep hills.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 290 feet
Top Elevation: 300 feet
Local Contacts: Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area Office, 410-398-1246
Local Maps: USGS Newark West, DE-PA-MD; Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area map - available from the park office.
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Lets just say there is a lot more trails at fair hill than is posted on this site. The bike trails are fantastic and vary in degree of difficulty....yes there are horse areas but many trails are off limits to horses and created just for biking...especially down the south end. I decided to post this because fair hill is a great place to mtn bike ...respect and enjoy the trails. The guys that maintain them do a great job!


Endless, twisty and very well maintained. One of the best singlespeed spots in the mid-Atlantic, leave the freeride bike at home!

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