3.1 miles
Distance
302 ft
Climb
-617 ft
Descent
00:35:32
Avg time

Connector Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Emmitsburg Watershed Trail System
    Emmitsburg, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #46555 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Connection from Emmitsburg Town to watershed trails. Increasingly rocky as you get higher up/closer to the other trails.

Per the city, trails are closed Sept-Feb except Sundays for hunting.

Access Info

There's no real trailhead parking. Either park in town (Emmitsburg Community Park is a good choice) and ride ~1.25 miles on-road or park at Rainbow lake.

Disclaimer

Closed September-February except Sundays for Hunting Season.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Connector Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -314 ft
  • Altitude min
    482 ft
  • Altitude max
    937 ft
  • Altitude start
    797 ft
  • Altitude end
    482 ft
  • Grade
    -1.946%
  • Grade max
    -26.13%
  • Grade min
    21.525%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,771 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:25
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Status:
on May 1, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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      Connector Trail Trail Reports

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      May 1, 2021 @ 6:31am
      May 1, 2021
      Rowdy
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Jun 11, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 47 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      jharris0221 (Sep 3, 2018 at 11:15)
       Lots of rocky river with little creative use of rock, found them frustrating rather than fun. Poorly maintained. Lacks proper bench cuts or drainage.
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      • + 0
      D-Hyp (Sep 28, 2020 at 14:14)
       This trail has been overgrown in comparison to the trails on the other side of the road so I haven’t gotten to ride it until now. Someone just trimmed the whole trail and it’s in great shape. I’ve gotta say though, it’s by far the best trail at the EShed! In contrast to the comment above I feel the trail builders did a great job utilizing the terrain & manipulating the grade with the stone/rocks. Headed from the top down to Annandale Road this trails a frigin blast. Just be prepared to bring your A-game, it’s techy
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