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      The Watershed is a treasured jewel to area mountain bikers. It has has fantastic riding opportunities but like Gambrill the trails are rocky and technical. Due to advanced terrain and unmarked, the Watershed is a poor choice for beginners.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: City Managed
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      Region Details
      • 13
      • 9
      • 39
      • 13
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 21 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      81
      Trails Mountain Bike
      83
      Trails Hike
      74
      Trails Trail Running
      74
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      89 miles
      Total Descent
      19,772 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,270 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,861 ft
      Reports
      877
      Photos
      133
      Ridden Counter
      13,515

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Race Report: 2019 Sheduro Race Report - Frederick Watershed, Maryland
      Aug 22, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      One of the rockiest trail systems on the East Coast had record attendance during the 2019 Bike Doctor Sheduro

      Photos of Frederick Watershed Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 3:53pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Hoe
      8 |
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 8:52pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      trail: Hoe
      11 |
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 8:52pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      trail: Hoe
      11 |
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 8:52pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      0 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 7:18am
      May 30, 2022
      15 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 7:18am
      May 30, 2022
      23 |
      Jan 29, 2022 @ 3:26pm
      Jan 29, 2022
      25 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 7:33pm
      Nov 22, 2021

      Videos of Frederick Watershed Mountain Bike

      Drop send to fail
      trail: Kubla Khan
      152 | Aug 8, 2021
      catovid
      5:04 | 348 | Sep 9, 2020
      wrong turns and loamy turns
      trail: Fun House
      4:00 | 297 | Sep 9, 2020
      Lawnmower gully washout
      trail: Lawnmower
      0:12 | 197 | Jun 14, 2020
      Drops Sector first try
      0:13 | 398 | Jun 14, 2020
      Big boy crash
      trail: Creampie
      0:13 | 1218 | Feb 16, 2020
      Frederick Watershed Freeride Area
      0:13 | 649 | Nov 13, 2019
      2019 Sheduro (Enduro Race)
      4:23 | 518 | Aug 20, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Vandal
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 5:06am
      1 day
      Idealnickmaffeitree down at top of switchbacks...
      Lawnmower
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 8:08am
      Jun 25, 2022
      Wetblowekamp

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2164828nickmaffeiaddreportMountaindale Rd and 5 more
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 1:52pm
      21 hours
      user #1293759Howell13addreportBoundary Line
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 4:41am
      1 day
      user #1530024joemtberupdatetrailBoundary Line and 1 more
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 5:07am
      2 days
      user #2782993FreddyBarneswishlistrouteShort Loop from Hamburg Rd and 1 more
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 2:58pm
      Jun 27, 2022
      user #1293759Howell13addreportKnucklebuster and 5 more
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 5:00pm
      Jun 26, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1696078livesinamountainforestreportLawnmowerAlso — should read “fugly wet, NOT...
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 5:02am
      Jun 12, 2022
      user #1696078livesinamountainforestreportLawnmowerPictures did not post, but, lots of damage...
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 4:34am
      Jun 12, 2022
      user #1697542DougMcGiffintrailTears of a ClownPlease change the name of this trail. My...
      Apr 5, 2022 @ 11:48am
      Apr 5, 2022
      user #1340758jdischtrailLogging Extraction RoadFire road/ climbing trail for accessing Deatch...
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 11:35am
      Mar 23, 2022
      user #1340758jdischtrailSuper SteepGreat trail, but the first half is marked...
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 11:33am
      Mar 23, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Gambrill State Park 10 5 23.5 km
      Cunningham Falls State Park7.4 km
      Greenbrier State Park 1 11 27.6 km
      Emmitsburg Watershed Trail System 2 2 313.7 km
      Rivers Edge Trails 4 415.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8377 miles17,782 ft41 miles1,181 ft
      #423#2171298772211,182
      Hike7482 miles14,629 ft40 miles1,270 ft
      #368#22568192332
      Trail Running7482 miles14,629 ft40 miles1,270 ft
      #368#2238191062
      Horse322 miles2,631 ft9 miles1,161 ft
      2251
      Dirtbike/Moto210 miles640 ft3 miles984 ft
      2256
      Backcountry Ski12,746 ft243 ft2,746 ft243 ft
      Nordic Ski23 miles627 ft2 miles358 ft
      • By Dcp584 & contributors
      • Admins: FRC, Frederick
      • #9607 - 53,730 views
      • frederick watershed activity log | embed map of Frederick Watershed mountain bike trails | frederick watershed mountain biking points of interest

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