12.2 miles
Distance
1,633 ft
Climb
-1,740 ft
Descent
02:21:27
Avg time

Catoctin Blue Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #43137 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74983 in Trail Running
    • #68811 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Very technical and classic mountain bike trail. It's certainly bike-able, but several sections on some of the climbs require trials-level skills. Overall a super fun ride.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Catoctin Blue Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -107 ft
  • Altitude min
    923 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,762 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,530 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,424 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -41.3%
  • Grade min
    39.8%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,488 ft
  • Avg time
    02:21:27
  • Avg reverse time
    02:38:51
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Status:
on Feb 28, 2022
Wet
Avg: 4.1 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

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

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      Feb 28, 2022 @ 4:46am
      Feb 28, 2022
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 1:00pm
      Mar 26, 2021
      Top part of dead tree down next to start of 3 Saws.
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 7:27pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      Conditions good between Hamburg and 3 saws
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:23am
      Nov 28, 2020
      Tree down Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 4:55am
      Nov 15, 2020
      Tree down between Death March and Fishing Creek Rd, requires dismount. Otherwise, good to go.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Sep 28, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      Sep 28, 2020
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      Apr 4, 2020 @ 6:51pm
      Apr 4, 2020
      324 |
      Feb 26, 2020 @ 8:22am
      Feb 26, 2020
      398 |
      Feb 26, 2020 @ 8:22am
      Feb 26, 2020

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 3
      yOrMoM (Nov 10, 2020 at 10:50)
       The section between the bottom of Lawnmower and the bottom of Kubla Khan is called Catovid
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      Catoctin Blue Trail Hamburg to Forest
      1:08 | 157 | May 30, 2021 , Frederick
      Catoctin Blue Trail
      7:52 | 186 | May 29, 2021 , Frederick
      catovid
      5:04 | 347 | Sep 9, 2020 , Frederick
      2019 Sheduro (Enduro Race)
      4:23 | 512 | Aug 20, 2019 , Frederick
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