3.0 miles
Distance
67 ft
Climb
-382 ft
Descent
00:27:04
Avg time
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Upper Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Frederick Watershed
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #40076 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #58011 in Trail Running
    • #48375 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner
    MD DNR

Lower portion is a an old double track logging road. The north/south ridge is full of delicious rocks. Preferred direction is north to south in the downhill direction. In the climbing direction the rock gardens are challenging but doable.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Upper Ridge Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -318 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,107 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,464 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,109 ft
  • Grade
    -2%
  • Grade max
    -16.5%
  • Grade min
    8.4%
  • Distance climb
    3,786 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,657 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:01
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on Nov 26, 2022
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 399 rides
      • Last: Jan 29, 2023

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      Nov 26, 2022 @ 7:51am
      Nov 26, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Sperera (Oct 31, 2021 at 12:14)
      Yeah. The turn off is not well marked (small yellow private property sign) and easy to go all the way down that logging road. It's a 20 minute bike hike up a steep hill. Dont ask me how I know.
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      • + 0
      Sethrpollack (Jun 5, 2019 at 5:08)
      Where the trail switches back at its southern most point there's an old logging road that continues south. If you miss the trail turn and take that road it goes down hill and then ends at a rocky overlook. Good luck getting back up the hill though to return to the trail (or bushwacked down all the way to Mountaindale Rd)
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