1.6 miles
Distance
221 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:16:06
Avg time

Stoner Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    MD DNR

Old dirt road bed, highly eroded in places. Connects Gambrill Park Rd to the bottom of Hamburg Rd. Primarily ridden in the downhill direction due to the difficulty of the climb, although the upper section from the Catoctin Trail to Gambrill Park road is frequently used in the uphill direction as a connection for loops.

The name comes from historic maps and a long ago property owner by the name of Stoner. You now haveto climb Three Saws because the final part is trashed by trees and erosion.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Stoner Road mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    104 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,471 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,653 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,471 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,575 ft
  • Grade
    1.3%
  • Grade max
    -17.3%
  • Grade min
    11.9%
  • Distance climb
    5,003 ft
  • Distance down
    3,058 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:13
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on Feb 3, 2023
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      Stoner Road Trail Reports

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      Feb 3, 2023 @ 7:21am
      2 days
      mostly dry. usual spots are soft or wet.
      Dec 27, 2022 @ 3:29pm
      Dec 27, 2022
      Mid-section downhill icy due to run off. May need to redirect spring drainage as it is causing standing water.
      Oct 29, 2022 @ 7:32am
      Oct 29, 2022
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 8:44am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Feb 28, 2022 @ 7:24am
      Feb 28, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 156 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 657 rides
      • Last: Feb 4, 2023

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      May 1, 2021 @ 8:02am
      May 1, 2021
      118 |
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 4:49am
      Jun 8, 2020

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      zoltanicus (Oct 8, 2017 at 17:01)
      Yes it is ridable up
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