Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area

Elkton, Maryland

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Known primarily for its rich equestrian heritage, the Fair Hill area does not conjure up images of mountain biking. However, this northern Maryland Natural Resources Management Area has some of the most enjoyable singletrack in the state. Similar to the trails in Patapsco Valley State Park, the Fair Hill Area offers a superb network of trails sure to satisfy the most demanding riders. The earliest known settlers of the Fair Hill area were the Susquehannock Indians. They belonged to the Iroquois Confederacy. Looking for a peaceful home, the Susquehannocks left the Seneca Nation and settled in this area because of the natural abundance the northern Chesapeake River.
Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area

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Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area

by Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez (Falcon Guides)

Known primarily for its rich equestrian heritage, the Fair Hill area does not conjure up images of mountain biking. However, this northern Maryland Natural Resources Management Area has some of the most enjoyable singletrack in the state. Similar to the trails in Patapsco Valley State Park, the Fair Hill Area offers a superb network of trails sure to satisfy the most demanding riders.

The earliest known settlers of the Fair Hill area were the Susquehannock Indians. They belonged to the Iroquois Confederacy. Looking for a peaceful home, the Susquehannocks left the Seneca Nation and settled in this area because of the natural abundance the northern Chesapeake River.

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Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Elkton
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 230 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Season & Limits: Call park manager's office directly for information, (410) 398-1246
Trailhead Elevation: 200 feet
Top Elevation: 310 feet
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources
Local Maps: USGS Newark West; Fair Hill maps - available for $1 at the DNR Office
Driving Directions: Directions to Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area

Recent Trail Reviews

1/13/2009
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I make the trip down to Fair Hill from South Jersey all the time. There are other places inteh area like Middle Run & Iron Hill, but I love the flow of Fair Hill. I cam here first in 1999 and I have been making multilpe trips yearly. It is mainly XC and it could be an endurance test if you choose to link all the trails into one ride.


8/2/2008
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