Popular Mountain Biking Trails in Maryland

Patapsco Valley State Park pic
Patapsco Valley State Park
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A physician anesthesiologist and partner at Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar ensures patients are safe before, during, and after surgery. In his free time, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar enjoys mountain biking.

Following are a few of the top mountain biking trails in Maryland:

Patapsco Valley State Park. The Avalon area of the park offers some of the state’s most popular mountain biking experiences. Featuring roughly 25 miles of track, the area is meant for intermediate riders. The park provides plenty of altitude, rocky areas, and switchbacks to keep the ride exciting.

Schaeffer Farms. A popular destination for mountain bikers of all skill levels, the trails were created by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources after a group of local mountain biking enthusiasts requested access to nearby off-limit trails. Roughly 18 miles of single track, or narrow trails, are available in the fields and forests of Schaeffer Farms.

Rosaryville State Park. Located in Upper Marlboro, the park’s intermediate trail features tight twists and steep hills that take cyclists through beautiful landscapes. Most days, the trails stay relatively uncrowded, but cyclists must keep an eye out for hikers and horseback riders.