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Cabin John Trail

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 28

the trail goes along a stream and at the end there is a couple of differt loops. It is all single track. and the best part is its a five minute drive from DC! the trail is one way and you have to cross a bunch of roads. so its imposible to get to lost. there is one section that is wierd though. if you are coming from river road you take a left when you get to a road called Seven locks then you take a right on domocracy and the trail is on the far side of the road.
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Latitude
39.03725298429729
Longitude
-77.15234756469727
Trail Directions
There are alot of differt places you get on the trail. One of the best places is on river road after seven locks road( coming from DC) also you can get on at cabin John ice skating, near Montgomery mall.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bethesda
   


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Review Date
October 23, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: iamgoddard ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Cabin John Park Trial provides around 8 miles of unpaved biking trails from Goya Drive to River Road. Here's video I shot from Goya Drive to Democracy Blvd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlmJKTfO88E&hd=1

There is also a supplemental section of trail that was recently cut out just for bikes around the Robert C. McDonnel Campground off Tuckerman Lane. It's more demanding than the CJP Trial, and it's so new it's not shown on any maps I've seen.



Comments
iamgoddard (11/11/2013)
Here's a BETTER VIDEO sped up 4X and that covers the entire bike trail from Goya Drive to River Road:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3uh_Z4uLkMM
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Review Date
October 17, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Leoandsimon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's an easy trail, but does get confusing. The first time I went me and a buddy couldn't find the next part to the trail, because it came out on Seven Locks Road. So we had to drive home over roads. Anyone know were it keeps going?

Recommended Route:
I would recommend to get on at River road. The trail starts across of Carderrock Springs drive. This trail is easy to get along on, (biking and hiking) Follow the trail all the way to Seven Locks.



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Review Date
July 31, 2008

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: ryan1584 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trail for being right next to the beltway. I've been riding this sections of this trail frequently this summer. The section south of river road is not worth checking out right now. It is not maintained and really overgrown. There are also warning signs from WSC of some sort of sewage contaimination to the area. All of the other sections are in great shape, though I think the section between democracy and seven locks is much more difficult than the other sections.

Recommended Route:
If you are a new rider you might want to stick to the sections north of democracy.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rock Creek and North Bethesda Trolly (both paved).



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Review Date
July 11, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: welsh0913 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Newbie rider here. I infact just got my bike last friday (today is Sunday). This was the first real trail I ever rode. Spent a good two hours riding having a blast. Crashed because I tried something out of my league. Gotta learn from your mistakes. Good beginner trail. Beautiful scenary

Recommended Route:
I started off behind the Cabin John Ice rink, near the baseball feilds. I really didnt know where I was going, I just rode wherever there were trails :o



Comments
zeeduv (04/14/2008)
are there dirt jumps here?
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Review Date
April 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: konabiker089 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great trail for riders at any level. It has a variety of different obstacles, and has many different legs of the trail (i.e. Cabin John to Seven Locks, Seven Locks to River Road, etc.) It is maintained very well, except for when the occassional hurricane decides to pay a visit. However, if there are too many changes made to the trail we will lose our privalege to ride it, SO DONT SCREW IT UP! Anyway, I would highly recommend it to anybody of any skill level.

Recommended Route:
Cabin John to Seven Locks, then Seven Locks to River Road and back, or vice versa.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Shaeffer Farms



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