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Fairland Regional Park

Average Rating:    (3.78 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

A relatively flat single track that winds in and out of paved walking trails. There are some hills but they are very short. There are lots of cut backs and dead ends along with some fun stream crossings. I have not yet explored some trails as there are lots of routes. Turtles and Deer seem to like hanging out on the trail.
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Latitude
39.083938370984335
Longitude
-76.92605495452881
Trail Directions
From downtown Silver Spring: Route 29 North. Right on Briggs Chaney Road. Left on Robey. Park is at the end of the road. There are multiple entrances located behind the fields.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Silver Spring
   


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Review Date
July 29, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Martin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Worth noting that all of the previous reviews are very dated. Fariland has come a long way since 2008, and there are several miles of trails very worth riding in the park. And, there are plans for even more trails to add to them.

The loop at Fairland is not highly technical and perfect for novice to intermediate riders. Lots of fun twisty singletrack and plenty of short burst climbs to get your heart rate going. There's evena coouple of lumber features and skinnies to play in. Advanced riders will appreciate that they can get a good workout and hone their singletrack skills.

Recommended Route:
I generally park on the far end by field 5 and take the paved trail to the trailhead by the restrooms at the main lot. The 3/4 mile or so of bike path is a nice little warm up before you hit the dirt. Grab a park map from Farilands website and study it before you go. I generally do a couple of 6+ mile loops for a total of 12 miles or so of riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Patapsco about 10 miles or so to the north



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Review Date
June 3, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ddbass ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'm a relative newb so factor that into what you're about to read. I started on the paved part which was a nice warm up for the trail portion. The paved part has plenty of fast straight parts, some relaxing downhills and just enough uphills to get the cardio working. There are multiple opportunities to exit the paved part into some trails which, to my untrained body, were kinda tough. Lots of roots of all sizes in alternating sparse and dense concentrations. Some large logs, streams and awkward areas as well. There were some muddy patches which had clearly been riden though (tisk, tisk) and posed some problems. I got lost in the thick of it once but was able to find my way out eventually. I wholly agree that this would have been better having been w/ someone who knows the trails. My next time should be better.

As for those who thought this was boring, I can only say that if this trail wasn't exciting, I can't wait to see what's in store when I hit some of the more "exciting" trails.

Recommended Route:
None yet.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
n/a



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Review Date
March 16, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gsmolin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Overall, you can make a loop with minimal backtracking that takes my out of shape body about 1:45 to complete. Lots of steep hills, but short. Lots of roots as well, a couple stream crossings, a couple of fast singletrack sections. Not too technical, but can challenge you physically if you're out of shape like me. Its worth riding w/ someone who knows the trails to get the loop down, but I'll describe it as best I can below.

Recommended Route:
Park by the tennis courts, and take the paved path into the park; when the paved path splits, take the right fork, and a trailhead will be up on your left about 100 meters. Take this trail and it will spit you out by the playground. Keep going straight across the ravine, and you'll hit a couple fast straight sections of trail and a stream crossing. Go left on the other bank of the stream, prepare for a long uphill, a fast straight section, and you'll loop back across the stream, back up to the playground/ravine. Take the slight left of the fork at the playground/ravine and you'll eventually come out at a paved trail. Go down and across the wooden bridge and on your right you can pick up the trail again. This will eventually spit you out on the road, and you have to walk your bike across the road bridge across the stream, but then you can get back on the trail across the stream, go uphill for a ways, and take a right in the pine tree area. This will then keep going and spit you out onto the paved trail that you started on.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Only if you want to drive for 30 minutes.



Comments
ddbass (05/28/2008)
Just a question about the area. I was looking for this park today but forgot the name and ended up in nearby Edgewood Park. The neighborhood was...iffy. I asked someone there and they told me to definitely be out by dark. Seeing as how Fairland is not that far away, is it still a dicey neighborhood over there? Gotta love Montgomery Co....McMansions on one block and projects just a few turns away! I've had my car broken into before so I'm a little leary of where I park it..
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Review Date
April 29, 2004

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: crashmore ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I started riding this trail this year since I work very close by. Even when the days were shorter I was able to get to the trails quick enough to get a quick loop or two in after work.

The first couple of times I rode these trails I had a hard time making it into a loop. To remedy the situation I attended one of the frequent trail work days and got a tour from some folks who know it well. Since learning the loop I really like this place.

Not too much technical stuff but there's enough fast single track there to keep it fun! Great after work ride!

It's worth mentioning that thanks to the volunteer efforts from MORE these trails keep getting better and better. When all the improvements and new trails are in place this place is really going to rock.

Recommended Route:
Can be kind of cunfusing at the moment. Find someone who knows the trails and ride with them.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not much else around in the immediate area.



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Review Date
July 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JoJo , from Aspen Hill, MD

Summary:
The person who said these trails aren't worth a long drive to get to was correct. I live about 5 miles away, and probably won't go back anytime soon. A couple of the trails were ok, but nothing too exciting. I rode with my girlfriend, and even she thought they were kinda boring.



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