Saint Mary's River State Park

Waldorf, Maryland

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Boasting more than eight miles of pristine singletrack, Saint Mary's lake is like an Eastern Shore destination. The ride's lack of serious elevation change make this trail ideal for beginner to intermediate riders. Not to discourage the advanced rider, however, the winding singletrack trails make for great fun. Enjoy the variety of terrain that this trail has to offer. Southern Maryland does not usually conjure up images of great mountain biking terrain. However, near Lexington Park, north of Saint Mary’s City in Saint Mary’s County, is a small treasure not too many off - road cyclists know about—Saint Mary’s River State Park. Located between Leonardtown and Lexington Park, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, this remote park boasts more than 8 miles of pristine singletrack. Making a short trip to Saint Mary’s City, designated a national historic landmark, is well worth the time.
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)

Boasting more than eight miles of pristine singletrack, Saint Mary's lake is like an Eastern Shore destination. The ride's lack of serious elevation change make this trail ideal for beginner to intermediate riders. Not to discourage the advanced rider, however, the winding singletrack trails make for great fun. Enjoy the variety of terrain that this trail has to offer.

Southern Maryland does not usually conjure up images of great mountain biking terrain. However, near Lexington Park, north of Saint Mary’s City in Saint Mary’s County, is a small treasure not too many off - road cyclists know about—Saint Mary’s River State Park. Located between Leonardtown and Lexington Park, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, this remote park boasts more than 8 miles of pristine singletrack.
Making a short trip to Saint Mary’s City, designated a national historic landmark, is well worth the time.

© 2015 Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Waldorf
Distance: 10.7
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Season & Limits: Open 6 A.M. to sunset daily from March 1st through the third weekend in November
Trailhead Elevation: 80 feet
Top Elevation: 100 feet
Local Contacts: St. Mary's River State Park
Local Maps: USGS Hollywood, Solomon Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Saint Mary's River State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/10/2009
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This was our first mountain biking trail. Rode the trail both ways and it was great! Not too busy but rode on a weekday. Several loops off the main trail add to the overall distance. Will definitely go back!


5/3/2008
0

Great trail! Its not too difficult for beginners but is definitely a challenging ride for the novice riders. I'd recommend getting a little singletrack experience in before you try this trail.



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