5.7 miles
Distance
431 ft
Climb
-429 ft
Descent
350 ft
High Point

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Discover Montgomery County ride series.

Detailed Description
Cabin John, Medium Route-Discover Montgomery Series is a 6 mile less popular easy route located near Bethesda Maryland. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 431 ft with a max elevation of 350 ft then descends -429 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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Macfawlty (Apr 3, 2022 at 12:27)
Trail Cabin John
The North section of the Cabin John Trail from Goya drive all the way to Democracy blvd. pretty much matches the description. Nice and flowy with a few minor climbs. It’s a good trail for novice MTB riders, but a lot of fun and interest for everyone. There are a variety of loops (kidney loop, highway loop, campground loop) to keep you busy most of the day without need for shuttle. Cabin John Shopping Center has a variety of great restaurants for the end of ride. The Cabin John Trail South gets progressively more challenging as you continue South down to MacArthur Blvd. with climbs and switchbacks, but very rideable. I imagine there are RideOn buses running along Seven Locks Road if for whatever reason you need to shuttle. Overall, if you live in the area, it’s great to have MTB trails nearby that you can ride solo for an hour or two in the late afternoon or however much time your schedule allows.
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Macfawlty (Apr 3, 2022 at 12:27)
Trail Cabin John
The North section of the Cabin John Trail from Goya drive all the way to Democracy blvd. pretty much matches the description. Nice and flowy with a few minor climbs. It’s a good trail for novice MTB riders, but a lot of fun and interest for everyone. There are a variety of loops (kidney loop, highway loop, campground loop) to keep you busy most of the day without need for shuttle. Cabin John Shopping Center has a variety of great restaurants for the end of ride. The Cabin John Trail South gets progressively more challenging as you continue South down to MacArthur Blvd. with climbs and switchbacks, but very rideable. I imagine there are RideOn buses running along Seven Locks Road if for whatever reason you need to shuttle. Overall, if you live in the area, it’s great to have MTB trails nearby that you can ride solo for an hour or two in the late afternoon or however much time your schedule allows.
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mattx2 (Jun 4, 2019 at 11:37)
This section is actually the 495 Loop
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MooseTender (Nov 30, 2016 at 3:45)
Trail Cabin John
More trails are being added north of Tuckerman Lane by by Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
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MooseTender (Nov 30, 2016 at 3:45)
Trail Cabin John
More trails are being added north of Tuckerman Lane by by Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    52
More Stats for Cabin John, Medium Route-Discover Montgomery Series mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    235 ft
  • Altitude start
    235 ft
  • Altitude end
    236 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -33.9%
  • Grade min
    22.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Cabin John Trail W/ Miller and Mike
Cabin John Trail W/ Miller and Mike
trail: Cabin John
14:53 | 183 | comments: 1 | favs:
Sep 6, 2016
Great ride had fun! Mike showed us some nice, flowy and fun spots within that trail.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Kidney Bean Loop Trail
Jun 21, 2022 @ 3:16pm
Jun 21, 2022
Cabin John Campground Loop
May 3, 2022 @ 3:49pm
May 3, 2022
Great shape.
Cabin John Campground Loop
May 3, 2022 @ 3:49pm
May 3, 2022
Great shape.
Cabin John
Apr 14, 2021 @ 7:46am
Apr 14, 2021
Minor soft spots
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