4,990 ft
Distance
185 ft
Climb
-67 ft
Descent
00:14:00
Avg time

Knucklebuster Details

  • Riding Area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13238 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Used to be a more difficult trail before someone cut down some of the trees in the tightest sections (curse you, tree cutter). Not to be confused with knucklebuster 2. Some technical sections and fun rock features. Overall a fun trail and good introduction to the watershed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Knucklebuster bike trail
  • Altitude change
    118 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,544 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,662 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,544 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,662 ft
  • Grade
    2.367%
  • Grade max
    -11.386%
  • Grade min
    15.698%
  • Distance climb
    2,607 ft
  • Distance down
    1,409 ft
  • Distance flat
    974 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:34
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Status:
on Jul 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to knucklebuster trailhead (39.513120, -77.482620)
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Knucklebuster Trail Reports

datedescription
Jul 28, 2018 @ 2:55pm
Jul 28, 2018
Trail in great shape considering all the rain. Heavy mud on portion between fishing creek
Jul 10, 2018 @ 2:08pm
Jul 10, 2018
May 8, 2018 @ 2:06pm
May 8, 2018
Apr 18, 2018 @ 12:37pm
Apr 18, 2018
Feb 12, 2018 @ 1:45pm
Feb 12, 2018
Muddy and wet but super fun. Tree down across trail and can't ride around. Tried to move but a little to big. Will need cut into sections to...
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Sep 18, 2016 @ 7:25pm
Sep 18, 2016
Knucklebuster, Frederick

Routes with this trail

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