Fountainhead Regional Park

Springfield, Virginia

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This ride will take you through one of the region’s most successful off-road cycling projects. Originally conceived by a band of riders from MORE in early 1994, and redesigned with the International Mountain Biking Organization (IMBA) in 2010– 2012, the new Fountainhead Trail is challenging, fun, and an incredibly rewarding system of trails. The once straight and steep climbs and downhills that crossed the park have been replaced with challenging switchbacks and screaming berms. Fountainhead is a glorious playground in which to take your mountain-biking skills to the next level.
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)

This ride will take you through one of the region’s most successful off-road cycling projects. Originally conceived by a band of riders from MORE in early 1994, and redesigned with the International Mountain Biking Organization (IMBA) in 2010– 2012, the new Fountainhead Trail is challenging, fun, and an incredibly rewarding system of trails.

The once straight and steep climbs and downhills that crossed the park have been replaced with challenging switchbacks and screaming berms. Fountainhead is a glorious playground in which to take your mountain-biking skills to the next level.

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

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Springfield
Distance: 14.8
Elevation Gain: 480 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Season: Open daily from dawn to dusk, March to November
Trailhead Elevation: 230 feet
Top Elevation: 260 feet
Local Contacts: Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Local Maps: Northern VA road map
Driving Directions: Directions to Fountainhead Regional Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/6/2011
0

More trail than the guide states. Now close to 8 miles broken into 6 loops. Rooty singletrack will challenge you to pick a smooth line. Lots of twists and turns with short climbs and quick descents. Trail map posted on large board at trailhead and also available at the park office.


11/3/2002
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Excellent trail with different level of difficulties. Thanks MORE for the work on the trail.


4/27/2002
0

Great trail, one of my favorites in the area. MORE does a great job of maintaining it. Short fast climbs and short fun downhills. Classic cross-country trail.



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