MORE – the MidAtlantic Off Road Enthusiasts, is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization representing thousands of MD-DC-VA mountain bikers! MORE welcomes newcomers to mountain biking and this information is provided to get you on your way to safe and fun mountain biking in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Welcome to MORE!
Check out the MORE Guide to Mountain Biking for information on bikes, clothes, gear, and trail types ⬇︎
A good map is essential to having fun on a mountain bike. There are several free mobile phone apps that include trail location, terrain, trail descriptions, and show your location in real time using a GPS-enabled smart phone. Check out Trailforks, MTB Project, and RIDE with GPS.
Visit our Rider Resources page for additional information to help you get on the trail and enjoy the ride!
Where to Ride
We are fortunate to have hundreds of miles of trails in the MD-DC-VA area to enjoy mountain biking at all levels. MORE works closely with 62 parks in our area and a dedicated group of MORE volunteers work tirelessly to develop and maintain 870 miles of trails.
The trail information below will direct you 5 local trails that are good for new riders or families riding with children. The trail pages include both the option to download a static map (“Download Trail Map”) and to download the interactive trail track to your phone/device using the RIDE with GPS App (see the option ‘Send to Device’ on the RIDE with GPS map).
- Laurel Hill
- Meadowood Recreation Area
- Wakefield Park
- Rosaryville State Park
Upper Marlboro MD
- Ten Mile Creek Trail
Black Hills Regional Park
This property contains 8 miles of smooth, flow trails. It is now maintained by The Fairfax County Park Authority, following their take-over of the retired Lorton Correctional Facility. The Laurel Hill trails criss cross the open fields and woods of the original facility connecting in several places with the 41-mile long Fairfax County Cross County Trail (CCT).
Trails are accessible from various lots, but the most popular are at the Equestrian Center or at Giles Run Meadow.
Managed by Bureau of Land Management, Meadowood has 7 miles of family-friendly trails that are a hit will riders of all skill levels. In addition to the lot on Colchester Road, you can use Mason Neck Gateway lot on Gunston Road.
In addition to an easy-to- navigate perimeter loop, the Meadowood Recreation Area includes three internal trails (The Boss Trail, Stinger, and Yard Sale) better suited intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. The perimeter trail is shared with hikers and equestrians, so be aware of others on the trail.
Wakefield, right next door to Accotink Lake, has some great singletrack totaling11.5 miles of trails. The park does permit night riding on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. Join MORE on any of their regularly schedule rides.
Wakefield has three distinct trails: The Creek Trail, which runs along Accotink Creek is great for beginner riders. The Racetrack or Power Line trials which weave in and out of the woods along the power lines, and the Bowl, which offers some punchy climbs and technical features are more suited for intermediate riders. In addition, the Cross County Trail makes its way through Wakefield Park. For an extended ride you could do a loop at Wakefield and take the CCT to Laurel Hill.
Rosaryville is a MD State Park located near Upper Marlboro, MD. The park hosts a bi-directional trail system that consists of a 9 mile perimeter loop that is fast and flowy with a 2 mile internal loop that is tighter and offers riders some technical trail features, including several drops.
It is a popular destination for beginner and advanced riders, as well as trail runners and equestrians.
There is a $3.00 daily user fee to enter the park. Alternatively, you can purchase an annual pass.
The Ten Mile Creek trail is a fast flowy trail suitable for beginner riders. The trail starts across the road from the boat launch parking lot on Route 121 at the Little Seneca Lake bridge and continues for about 6.5 miles along the western perimeter of Little Seneca Lake. The trail meanders through oak and hickory forests and offers spectacular views of the lake.
Rules for Responsible Riding
Mountain biking on public-access trails requires that we all follow general guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable activity for all trail users and to respect the trails and their upkeep.
It is important that you adhere to the following rules for responsible riding:
Respect the landscape
- Stay on the trail
- Do not ride muddy trails* because it causes rutting, widening, and trail maintenance issues
- Ride through standing water, not around it
- Ride (or walk) technical features, not around them
Share the trail
- Mountain bikers yield to horses and foot traffic
- Use extra caution around horses, which are unpredictable
- Descending riders yield to climbing riders
Ride open, legal trails
- Building trails or adding unauthorized trail features are detrimental to our land access and only make more work for the volunteers
Ride in control
- If you need to pass, slow down, verbally announce yourself, and request access to pass
- Be extra aware on trails with poor sight lines and blind corners
- Make sure you can hear what is going on around you
- Always wear a helmet
- Be prepared and self-sufficient – carry what you need for your ride
- Download a GPS trail app or carry a map in unfamiliar locations
- Ride with a partner or share your plans if riding solo
Mind the animals
- Respect the wildlife and give wild animals plenty of space
This 😢 trail is going to need MORE love!
* Did you notice the rule about not riding on muddy trails? In the mid-Atlantic region, riding is usually not recommended within 24 hours or longer after a rain event. Riding muddy trails creates a lot of trail damage (including rutting and widening) resulting in unnecessary work for our volunteers.
MORE Calendar – group rides are listed on the MORE calendar.
Look for local Group Facebook pages, which are good resources to ask questions and inquire about local trail conditions, such as Seneca Mountain Bikers, Patapsco Mountain Bikers, DC Area MTB Conditions.
MORE trail building events are a great way to meet other riders and get involved with the mountain bike community.
MOCO Epic – an Epic ride in Montgomery County for all levels of riders, from kids to advanced adults
Need MORE info about trail building, management and coordination? Check out our FAQs.