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Black Hill Regional Park

Average Rating:    (3.22 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

In the main park there is a paved trail that connects the parking lots. The paved trail leads to dirt trails. Hard Rock trail is the longest. Field Crest Trail runs in circles through a field. Cabin Branch Trail has nice climbs and downhills as well as a small "rope" bridge. Tarilhead #2 has trails with great views of the lake. Several loops, easy to get lost.
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Latitude
39.26203141523749
Longitude
-77.3931884765625
Trail Directions
Take I-270 to exit 18 west. There will be a sign for Black Hill Regional Park if you are coming from Washington DC. Follow Clarksburg Rd. West until the intersection with West Old Baltimore Rd. Trailhead #1: turn left on West Old Baltimore Rd. Then right onto Lake Ridge Dr (Park entrance). Follow the road pastthe Visitor center, then turn into the first parking lot on the right. There is a paved path which leads to the real trails in the end of the parking lot (by the bathrooms) Trailhead #2: From Clarksburg Rd, turn right onto West Old Baltimore Rd. Turn lest into the parking lot after about 3/4 of a mile. (at the bottom of the big hill)
Trail Length
1.5 - 7 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boyds
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Review Date
July 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: SpongeRobb ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I think black hills is alot of fun. Its a great beginner trail.. But even for experienced riders its still fun... If you jump on "cool spring run" it has some extremley steep ups and downs.. but isnt a long trail.. "Hard rock" is a somewhat tech. trail with a few gfood rock jumps.. alotta fun..

Recommended Route:
Cabin Branch, Cool Spring , Hard Rock

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Schafer



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Review Date
May 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: LD , from Wheaton

Summary:
The stuff around the Hard Rock trail and Cabin Branch trail is all really pretty easy; most of it can barely be called singletrack. Good place to take beginners for first taste of actual trails. There is some harder stuff in another section of the park. It's kinda hard to find. From the boat center/main parking area, go back out the entrance road and take a left on the road that crosses the lake. Follow until you get to a main road (either CLarksburg or W Old Baltimore, can't remember. Follow for a bit then look for trail heads on your left. There's some real steep stuff back in there, lots of fun, but this section is pretty small. The grassy doubletrack stuff in the far reaches of this section isn't much fun either. The whole park is real pretty tho.

Recommended Route:
Look for the hard hidden stuff on the other side of West Old Baltimore Road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Shaeffer, Seneca, or go NW for hardcore at Gambrill and the shed.



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Review Date
November 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: james j , from balti MD

Summary:
particarly the "hardrock trail and its off shoots" are decent trails

Recommended Route:
they are all decent

Other recommended trails in the same area:
shaffer is faster but less tech



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Review Date
October 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Rick McMullan , from Germantown

Summary:
I make a regular (3-4 weeks) loop through my neighborhood and pick up large pieces of the Black Hill Trails, they are easily accessible through the Waters Landing subdivision. For an easy "sightseeing" tour, pick up the trail from Wisteria, just past Wanegarten and follow the asphalt trails to where it leads into the park near the park contact station (#1 on the PDF map). From there, pick up of several loops through the official parks and make your way back out to civilization via the trail connector that leads to Crystal Rock Drive.

Recommended Route:
Cabin Branch, lakeside ashpalt trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
C&O Canal



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Review Date
September 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Chris , from Crownsville

Summary:
Singletrack with small downhills and uphills excep for one steep rutted out downhill. One or two logs to jump over and a cuople 3-4 foot drops. You should check the drops before doing them because sometimes there is a small streem at the bottom of one. (Don't go after it has just rained it gets very muddy in some places). This trail is mostly begginer. P.S. Some people ride dirt bikes back there and don't watch out for bikers, so be careful.

Recommended Route:
Any route.



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