18.2 miles
Distance
1,264 ft
Climb
-1,265 ft
Descent
349 ft
High Point

This route marks a complete out & back with some loops in the campground area.

In the southern third of the route, make sure to follow the route onto River Road instead of trekking through the overgrown forest recovery area. Sign posts mark the detour.

The middle third retains the most water after rain. I recommend the route two full days after heavy rain to give it a chance to dry out.

Detailed Description
Cabin John Complete is a 18 mile moderately popular easy route located near Chevy Chase Maryland. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 1,264 ft with a max elevation of 349 ft then descends -1,265 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Cabin John Complete mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    88 ft
  • Altitude start
    136 ft
  • Altitude end
    135 ft
  • Grade max
    -23%
  • Grade min
    27.5%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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BIking Bad - Mountain Biking 1st time at Cabin...
BIking Bad - Mountain Biking 1st time at Cabin John Regional Park
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