1 miles
Distance
131 ft
Climb
-169 ft
Descent
00:07:29
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cabin John Trail
  • Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
    Builder

Cabin John Details

  • Riding area
    Cabin John Stream Valley
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

The Cabin John Trail runs along Cabin John Creek from Goya Dr. till the Potomac River. The north loop is flowy with few technical challenges. The rest of the trail is rocky and rooty on some of the descents and climbs, while other parts are flat, without and rocks or roots. Parts of the trail near the creek dry slowly, so expect some muddy areas. An excellent trail for beginners looking for a challenge. Proceed with caution at the numerous road crossings. However, it should be said that the parts of the trail along the road have a comfortably wide shoulder, and most of the roads are minor arteries.

Access Info

Parking exists at most road crossings

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cabin John mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -38 ft
  • Altitude min
    251 ft
  • Altitude max
    292 ft
  • Altitude start
    292 ft
  • Altitude end
    253 ft
  • Grade
    -0.672%
  • Grade max
    -25.895%
  • Grade min
    18.34%
  • Distance climb
    2,347 ft
  • Distance down
    2,392 ft
  • Distance flat
    990 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:12
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Status:
on Oct 1, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Cabin John Trail Reports

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Oct 1, 2017 @ 6:13pm
Oct 1, 2017
Only went to Democracy, but that section is good
Apr 2, 2017 @ 11:46am
Apr 2, 2017
Mostly dry
Feb 11, 2017 @ 3:15pm
Feb 11, 2017
Wet spots near the creek.
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Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:40am
Nov 29, 2016
Cabin John, Potomac
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Dec 27, 2014 @ 8:00pm
Dec 27, 2014
Cabin John, Bethesda

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag MooseTender (Nov 30, 2016 at 3:45)
 More trails are being added north of Tuckerman Lane by by Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
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Cabin John Trail W/ Miller and Mike
14:53 | 79 | Sep 6, 2016 , Bethesda
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