2.0 miles
Distance
159 ft
Climb
-222 ft
Descent
00:12:46
Avg time

Sidewinder Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Little Bennett Regional Park
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #28055 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #43495 in Trail Running
    • #23599 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

New extension off of Dark Branch.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sidewinder Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -64 ft
  • Altitude min
    421 ft
  • Altitude max
    532 ft
  • Altitude start
    498 ft
  • Altitude end
    433 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
    -27.7%
  • Grade min
    10.8%
  • Distance climb
    4,469 ft
  • Distance down
    4,406 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,490 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:41
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Sidewinder Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 3, 2021 @ 6:11am
      Oct 3, 2021
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      Hornets/ wasp nest. Marked with warning tape and a mowed path created to go around.
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 4:06am
      Aug 19, 2021
      Definitely wet with a lot of ponding, trees down and managed to hear a large tree fall somewhere around our run. Adequate for running but...
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 2:44pm
      Aug 2, 2021
      nice and dry
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 8:06am
      Jul 31, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 439 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 498 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 20, 2020 @ 2:01pm
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      Jun 20, 2020 @ 2:00pm
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      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      Little Bennett Short
      2 miles
      Little Bennett Short
      2 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Cesar77 (Feb 16, 2020 at 18:48)
       I really enjoyed this trail with lots of little jumps and quick turns!
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      • + 1
      Thedaego (Aug 30, 2020 at 16:27)
       If you're starting from Dark Branch, this is a super fun, mostly downhill ride. Lots of good pumpy, rollers, but keep an eye out for tight turns with zero berm and loose dirt; if you slide out, there's always a tree to catch your fall ...
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      youtuber Little Bennett, Maryland XC with Guided...
      5:31 | 61 | Jul 22, 2021 , Gaithersburg
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