Photo Courtesy of Bob Caverly
Montgomery County, MD
Schaeffer Farm is the hub of a trail system unique in Maryland and was one of the first mountain bike trail systems developed and maintained by MORE starting in 1994.
The trails at Seneca Creek State Park provide the backbone of a network that extends into most of the upcounty area. Configured in a series of loops, you can enjoy as few as four miles or go for an all-day adventure. It is possible to do a trail loop stretching 60 miles or more when you leave the trailhead. Linking the Seneca, Muddy Branch, and Potomac watersheds, visitors can journey from Schaeffer to Damascus to the Potomac and back.
One of these larger loops has been recognized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association as one of the best and most important routes in the country.
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Donations made through this page go directly to western Montgomery County trails system* and its trail liaisons to purchase materials, tools and hire the expertise necessary to help us maintain and sustain world class trails in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.
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* Includes the following trail systems: Schaeffer Farm, Seneca Ridge, Seneca Bluffs, Muddy Branch, Seneca Greenway, Greenway South, Black Hill, Copper Lake, Hoyles Mill/Diabase, Little Bennett, Pepco Trail
The Schaffer Farms Traill is suitable for advanced beginners and riders with intermediate abilities . MORE subscribes to IMBA's trail difficulty ratings
MORE Volunteers donated 360 hours of their time during 2018 to help maintain the trails at Schaffer Farms.