1,490 ft
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-71 ft
Descent
00:03:32
Avg time

Cliffhanger Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Fairfax Park
    Reston, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #38741 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Fairfax County Park Authority

Cliffhanger winds its way across the hillside adjacent to the Lake Fairfax Cricket Field. This trail is narrow with quick grade reversals and a few tight corners. Both the north and south ends connect to Rails to River. The south end serves as a reroute for SW Cricketfield, so please use this new trail instead of the old trail that heads straight down the hill.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cliffhanger mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    254 ft
  • Altitude max
    304 ft
  • Altitude start
    270 ft
  • Altitude end
    254 ft
  • Grade
    -1.057%
  • Grade max
    -19.473%
  • Grade min
    24.343%
  • Distance climb
    665 ft
  • Distance down
    720 ft
  • Distance flat
    104 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:55
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on Jul 25, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cliffhanger Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 393 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 758 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Self Guided "Dirty Turtle"
      8 miles
      Lake Fairfax from Rt7
      10 miles
      LFX to WO&D to CCT to DR MTB Reverse Loop
      15 miles

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