4 miles
Distance
487 ft
Climb
-491 ft
Descent
00:34:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of South Branch Loop Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

South Branch Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Meadowood Recreation Area
    Springfield, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20492 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

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More Stats for South Branch Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    8 ft
  • Altitude max
    151 ft
  • Altitude start
    138 ft
  • Altitude end
    134 ft
  • Grade
    -0.018%
  • Grade max
    -23.579%
  • Grade min
    26.285%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,434 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:38
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Status:
on May 21, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      South Branch Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 21, 2020 @ 11:42am
      May 21, 2020
      Two trees down on South Branch loop on Yard Sale/Stinger side. One by the wood bridge and the other before that if riding clockwise.
      May 20, 2020 @ 3:24pm
      May 20, 2020
      A little mud, great trail, fun!
      May 10, 2020 @ 11:40am
      May 10, 2020
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Mar 8, 2020
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 12:12pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 148 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 322 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      43 |
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 12:29pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      35 |
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:50am
      Oct 20, 2018
      36 |
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:50am
      Oct 20, 2018
      68 |
      Feb 26, 2017 @ 1:41pm
      Feb 26, 2017

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jwmoff11 (Oct 24, 2019 at 17:04)
       Great flow. Meadowwood is a lot of fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag lyophilization (May 21, 2020 at 9:14)
       Please please please do NOT put logs, sticks or cinder blocks down over muddy areas. This does not fix the problem and requires hours of work to fix later. If you want to learn about trail maintenance, ask a builder.

      If you see anyone putting logs down, stop them and explain that it just makes the problem worse.

      Also, if you see logs funneling you in a certain direction through a muddy section, follow them. Trail builders redirect people around problem sections, so they can dry up and be fixed later.
      [Reply]

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