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Liberty Reservoir

Average Rating:    (3.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Almost all fire roads with some single track off the fire roads. Some good climbs and downhills. Watch for illeagal motorcycles.
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Latitude
39.436192999314066
Longitude
-76.81640625
Trail Directions
rt. 32 north cross rt. 26 go about 5 miles and park right after the bridge.(there is a large pull off area) There are trails on both sides of the road. There are many more access points to this trail but this is where I ride the most.
Trail Length
50 miles? roads all the way around reservior.
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Eldersberg
   


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Review Date
August 21, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ryno ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Beautiful trail with some technical aspects. You really don't feel like your in the county anymore, and thats a good thing. I am not sure of the route others are taking, but the one I take has plenty of technical aspects as well as some single track and narrow fire roads with multiple stream crossings. Some very good uphills make this not for the faint of heart. Where I ride I have come across multiple trail networks and still haven't covered them all. On the down side..I have ridden this trail again since July and a major storm has caused much more erosion and downed trees, hence slowing your pace down significantly.

Recommended Route:
Park before the bridge on Deer Park Road. Finding the trail network can be a challenge, otherwise you can find a dead end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McKeldin, Woodsboro section of Potapsco



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Review Date
September 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Watershedman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This area is good for taking your significant other who does not really want to ride offroad (at watershed/Gambril) or simalar trails. I like the woods here and it is mildly challeging and not rocky. The only time I had to dismount my bike was to cross route 26. Good vor begingers but I really didnt find many loops just fireroads and single track that just end and forces you to turn around (which isnt bad to me just the way it is).

Recommended Route:
I parked off of rout 26 at the main parking lot where the damn is. Then went off road to right across grassy area. You get on a fireroad for a mile or so then cross route 26 and ride on more fire roads and single track. I then had to turn around and return the same way. Does anybody know of any better loops around the lake? I thought the fireroads would go all the way around the lake but did not.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not in area but Gambrill and Watershed are the best. You start and ride there regularly like I do and any other trail in area seems easy. LOL



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Review Date
July 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Craig , from Eldersburg, MD

Summary:
Yes, this is mostly a fire road route but is still gives some fun.
The trail (I take) starts from the NE of the Rt 32 bridge. You do about 1.5 miles of fire road with minor ups and downs. You then come to a relatively short but steep hill climb which ends under the powerlines. Bearing to the left, you ride down through the tall grass and end up at a hike-a-bike stream crossing. The trail takes on a single-track for a little over a mile then becomes a fire road once again. You do a little in and out of the fire road system and add in 2 small stream crossings. I tend to bail out where Irving Ruby Rd. dead-ends (after about 7 miles). It about 3/4 mile back up to 32.
Not technical, but a nice workout. And hey, YOUR RIDING! Isn't that the real important thing anyway?

Recommended Route:
North east of the bridge on 32



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Review Date
June 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Larry , from Sykesville

Summary:
I grew up riding this trail. There are a ton of side trails with varying degrees of difficulty, depending on how far down the trail you go. Explore it, and you'll find what you're looking for. WATCH OUT FOR MOTORCYCLES. This area is a popular spot to ride.

Recommended Route:
Southern side of 32 bridge, ride east.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McKelkin (Patapsco)



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Review Date
May 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Ellicott City

Summary:
My friends and I used to ride once a week, starting in daylight and finishing in pitch black. We have created plenty of singletrack off the fireroads on the west side of the resevoir. This is an excellent course for beginners. Watch out for the hunters in the fall.

Recommended Route:
After parking on north side of bridge, head back across bridge and hang a right about 1/4 mile on right onto hidden singletrack.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McKeldin and Avalon



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