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12 miles
Distance
1,978 ft
Climb
-2,076 ft
Descent
1,775 ft
High Point

Catoctin Blue Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

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
More Stats for Catoctin Blue Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -98 ft
  • Altitude min
    995 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,527 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,429 ft
  • Grade
    -0.157%
  • Grade max
    -25.627%
  • Grade min
    35.898%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Status:
on Jul 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to catoctin-blue-trail trailhead (39.480150, -77.488010)
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Catoctin Blue Trail Trail Reports

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Jul 28, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Jul 28, 2018
Tree down across trail between fire road and Volkswagen. Too big to move.
Mar 30, 2018 @ 1:34pm
Mar 30, 2018
There are some wet/muddy spots but nothing unrideable
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Photos

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143 |
Sep 24, 2017 @ 5:56pm
Sep 24, 2017
Catoctin Blue Trail, Frederick
301 |
Sep 18, 2016 @ 6:36pm
Sep 18, 2016
Catoctin Blue Trail, Frederick

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