A collaborative project between MORE and NOVA Parks

How do I know if the trails at Fountainhead are open or closed?

Fountainhead Staff determines when the trails are open based on weather and safety conditions. Your best bet is to follow the Fountainhead Regional Park Facebook Page for up to date information.

You can also help us by using the “Trail Status App” and sharing trailhead information with other users, not only for Fountainhead but for other trails in the MORE inventory. The widget below is updated in real time as users submit trail information.

Who is the land manager for Fountainhead Regional Park?

NOVA Parks, formerly the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA)

Who is MORE?

MORE (The Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization representing thousands of area mountain bikers. Founded in 1992, MORE maintains more than 400 miles of natural-surface trails in 41 state and county parks throughout the region. MORE members contribute more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually and have constructed nearly 100 miles of new, sustainable trail. The club also leads hundreds of rides each year at local parks, ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

MORE is committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking, facilitating recreational trail cycling, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access.

Who is IMBA Trail Solutions?

IMBA Trail Solutions is the international leader in developing singletrack trails, with experience on more than 350 trail projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore. IMBA’s Trail Solutions staff of 18 excels at planning, design, construction, and management of trail systems that provide high-quality experiences for visitors while simultaneously minimizing environmental impacts. Learn more about IMBA Trail solutions…

Who built the original mountain bike trails at Fountainhead?

The original Mountain Bike Trails at Fountainhead were built by MORE volunteers with Support from REI, and FAT City Cycles. MORE led the initial effort in the early to mid 1990s to build approximately 4 miles of trails at Fountainhead.

How long has MORE maintained the trails at Fountainhead?

MORE has been involved at Fountainhead Regional Park since the trails were built in the early to mid 1990s.

Why not leave the trails as they are?

Sustainability. In their current state, Fountainhead trails are not sustainable. The project aims to make the trails last longer and make them easier to maintain.

Will there be more or less trails after the Fountainhead Trail Project is complete?

The Fountainhead Project plan is to increase the overall mileage of the trails by creating a stacked loop system of beginner to advanced trails. The intention is to increase mileage to an overall distance of about 15 miles.

Will my favorite section of fountainhead be taken away?

Anything closed will be replaced with something of equal or better quality. The overall goal of the project is to increase the overall mileage of the system with fun and challenging sustainable trails.

Will Fountainhead be made easier?

No. The trails at Fountainhead will remain challenging. The new trails will vary in difficulty and offer all riders a great riding experience.

Why does this project cost so much?

Building quality trails with professional trail builders is expensive. The overall result will be a sustainable trail system that can be enjoyed by thousands of riders for years to come.

How long will this project take?

How long will this project take?

Barring any unforeseen issues or weather related delays, the Fountainhead Project should take 4 – 5 years to complete.

Will I be able to ride while the trails are being worked on?

Will I be able to ride while the trails are being worked on?

Will this project affect the races at Fountainhead?

No. The project should not have any effect on upcoming races. Trails currently under construction will remain off limits until they are completed and opened to the public.

Do I have to be a MORE member to volunteer?

No, however, we encourage you to join MORE to help with advocacy efforts. We welcome all who want to help make this porject a reality.

How can I get involved?

Become a MORE Member, contact us, or visit our events calendar to stay abreast of upcoming trail work days, not only at Fountainhead, but in other regional parks and riding destinations.

How do I know when volunteers will be needed?

We keep our events calendar up to date with information on volunteer opportunities. Joining MORE ensures you receive our regular newsletter with additional information related to projects at Fountainhead and other regional destinations.

Do I need any special skills to help volunteer for trail work days?

Trail work can be hard and physically demanding. As long as you are in good health and have a positive attitude you should be able to help.

MORE has other volunteer opportunities that don’t necessarily involve physical activity. If you have a skill or talent that you think can benefit our club please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Are donations tax deductible and how can I donate?

Yes. MORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donations are tax deductible.

You can donate directly on the MORE Website or by sending a check payable to MORE to:

PO Box 2662
Fairfax, VA 22031

What is the address of Fountainhead Regional Park?

Fountainhead Regional Park is located in Fairfax Station, VA along the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir.

10875 Hampton Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039