2 miles
262 ft
-164 ft
536 ft
High Point


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    No Mountain Biking
  • Riding Area
    Black Hill Regional Park
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed

This is not a part of the Black Hills Regional Park system (it is not on their trail map, which I have included a link to). The Field Crest Trail is actually on the east side of the park, so I renamed this to "unnamed trail". It is confusing when you are riding there as it is not marked well and seems like it is a park trail. However, it is an unmaintained path with many large trees down and eroding along stream beds, which can be dangerous for bikers; it goes along a utility line of some sort, which is not park of the park's trail system as their trails are very well-maintained. It is possible for people to bike this who are experienced with log overs, but they will likely have to dismount for the drop off at the stream crossing at the north end of this path.

Access Info

You access this from the south at the Cabin John Trail trailhead on Black Hills Rd. Heading north on Cabin Branch Trail, you will cross a bridge. Going left will take you on this unmarked, unmaintained trail. Going right will keep you on the very well-maintained, beginner-level Cabin John Trail. You can also access it on the north end of the park via the Hamilton Trail (also a very well-maintained, beginner-level trail).


This trail is not park of the Black Hills Regional Park trail system; it is unmaintained and not for beginners, unlike the wonderful trails in the park trail system.

More Stats for Unnamed Trail (not park of Black Hills Regional Park) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    98 ft
  • Altitude min
    409 ft
  • Altitude start
    438 ft
  • Altitude end
    536 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,157 ft
  • Distance down
    2,647 ft
  • Distance flat
    144 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance


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      Jul 29, 2019 @ 11:00am
      Jul 29, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      Hard Rock_Field Crest Spur Loop
      4 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Wendyvn22 (Jul 29, 2019 at 10:59)
       This is actually not a park trail. It's unnamed and unmaintained. The Field Crest Spur is on the other side of the park.
      • + 0
      flag Wendyvn22 (Aug 14, 2019 at 14:49)
       You can mtb on it, not sure why it's giving this message.

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