4.0 miles
Distance
458 ft
Climb
-465 ft
Descent
00:44:27
Avg time

Blue Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Fountainhead
    Springfield, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Skinny, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #2549 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #38886 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking

Take a left under the bridge after the huge berm on Green.

This gets a little more rough than the Green trail with more roots and harder climbs. Still rides like an easy Blue though.
Super fun and would be great for most ability levels.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Blue Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    127 ft
  • Altitude max
    241 ft
  • Altitude start
    143 ft
  • Altitude end
    138 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -27.4%
  • Grade min
    20.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,124 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:04
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Status:
on May 11, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Blue Loop Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2022 @ 4:36am
      May 11, 2022
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      May 11, 2022 @ 4:34am
      May 11, 2022
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      May 10, 2022 @ 10:27am
      May 10, 2022
      Another treeā€¦
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 9:16am
      Apr 29, 2022
      Tree. Can remove with hand saw.
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 12:09pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      Broken wood/ttf structure nails sticking out
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 244 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,091 rides
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      Jan 18, 2022 @ 4:56am
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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 1:46pm
      Jul 12, 2021
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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 1:39pm
      Jul 12, 2021
      78 |
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 11:22am
      Apr 6, 2021

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Fountainhead Blue Loop6 miles
      Fountainhead Full Tour12 miles
      Fountainhead Black Loop12 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      FrenchieBomb (May 9, 2021 at 7:19)
       This trail is really gnarly. Lots of flow in the first half, and it seems well maintained,
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MaxCatMDWV (May 9, 2021 at 8:14)
       Thank you! Please donate to help us maintain the trails (since there's no access fee). more-mtb.org/collections/trails/products/fountainhead-regional-park
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      Fountainhead Blue Trail // VA MTB
      5:32 | 373 | Aug 16, 2020 , Springfield
      0:09 | 157 | Aug 23, 2020 , Springfield
      i always forget about that drop
      0:51 | 489 | Aug 16, 2015 , Springfield
      F&%$#*& uphill switchbacks......
      1:21 | 339 | Aug 16, 2015 , Springfield
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