1,538 ft
Distance
-184 ft
Descent
00:07:19
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • AKA
    Drops
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny, Other
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7266 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

The Freeride Area consists of multiple trails, most of which stem off from a single access trail. This part of the mountain, also known as the Push Trails, gets its name from its many technical features such as rock rolls, wooden ramps, and drops which people “push” their bike up the gravel road to ride.

Access Info

Take a right on the access trail, and head down the trail next to the boulder. On the trail, take the first right for a smooth but short trail that flows down the mountain. On the left, are the more technical sections. All of the trails in this area come out on Fishing Creek Rd.

Disclaimer

NOT ONE TRAIL

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Freeride Area/Push Trails mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -184 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,339 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,523 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,523 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,339 ft
  • Grade
    -11.977%
  • Grade max
    -19.795%
  • Grade min
    0.741%
  • Distance down
    1,491 ft
  • Distance flat
    47 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:28
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Status:
on May 28, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 5 (6 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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      The Freeride... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 28, 2022 @ 11:42am
      May 28, 2022
      Significant closures to area by city. Drops trail (main GPS trail on trailforks) closed, not passable. Many branching trails blocked off....
      Nov 12, 2021 @ 6:53am
      Nov 12, 2021
      Oct 5, 2021 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 5, 2021
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 5:45am
      Jul 31, 2021
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 6:20am
      Jul 24, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 800 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      bikingbad (Jul 9, 2018 at 13:19)
       Anyone know best parking area closest to Drop Sector?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Connor-P (May 2, 2019 at 6:47)
       right by the red gate on fishing creek road
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      jharris0221 (Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37)
       This trail is great! It's like a playground of rock features. Arguably one of the best places to hone actual mountain bike skills in the entire state.
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      youtuber Frederick Watershed | Push and DH trails|...
      13:57 | 319 | Jun 8, 2021 , Frederick
      MTB ride at Frederick watershed
      5:12 | 709 | Aug 28, 2019 , Frederick
      Drops Sector first try
      0:13 | 398 | Jun 14, 2020 , Frederick
      Frederick Watershed Freeride Area
      0:13 | 649 | Nov 13, 2019 , Frederick
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