4,540 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-690 ft
Descent
00:14:00
Avg time

A-Line Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #7509 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking

*This is the old "A-Line" trail that existed before the new trail system
A fast-paced "jump trail" with solid 3 ft+ huck-to-flats. This was one of the flowiest downhill tracks in the watershed before the new trails were built. Towards the end, there is a natural berm right before the last gap jump of the trail. Not too steep, but typically covered in leaves, making it hard to stop.

Access Info

If you are coming off of Lawnmower, take a left turn on the Catoctin Blue Trail and climb up for a bit. A-line is on the trail to the right just before the Catoctin Blue Trail intersects with the new trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for A-Line mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -688 ft
  • Altitude min
    790 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,478 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,478 ft
  • Altitude end
    790 ft
  • Grade
    -15.154%
  • Grade max
    -29.091%
  • Grade min
    3.829%
  • Distance climb
    111 ft
  • Distance down
    4,373 ft
  • Distance flat
    56 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:25
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Status:
on Oct 26, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Max Vehicle Width
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to aline-95160 trailhead (39.499351, -77.483042)
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      A-Line Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 1:10pm
      Oct 26, 2019
      Closed. Maintenance being done or something
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 5:54pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      Two of the trees have been cleared, and the trail is now 100% rideable. The one downed tree remaining is easy to ride around. Apart from some...
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 4:10pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      3 Large trees down across trail, blocking trail. Overgrown weeds and vegetation. The first downed tree looks nearly impossible to clear, but trail...
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 10:06am
      Jun 22, 2019
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 7:28am
      Dec 30, 2018
      Leaf covered
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 33 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jdieker (Dec 1, 2018 at 22:12)
       Super flowing with solid 3ft jumps to flat
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jsolomon214 (May 15, 2020 at 16:24)
       Does this still exist or did the new RTP trails bulldoze through this?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Connor-P (Aug 17, 2020 at 9:52)
       most of it still exists. Can be hard to follow though
      [Reply]

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