11.2 miles
Distance
1,745 ft
Climb
-1,568 ft
Descent
352 ft
High Point
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Cabin John Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    #3674

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

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More Stats for Cabin John mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    177 ft
  • Altitude min
    54 ft
  • Altitude start
    62 ft
  • Altitude end
    239 ft
  • Grade
    0.3%
  • Grade max
    -43.773%
  • Grade min
    33.455%
  • Distance climb
    4.9 miles
  • Distance down
    4.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.1 miles
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Status:
on Feb 11, 2017
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Cabin John Trail Reports

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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
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