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Margroff Trail System

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

This seven mile loop has been described to me as the best singletrack in Garrett County. I''m not familiar with all the singletrack in Garrett Couty, but I agree that this place is pretty darn fun. I rated this as intermediate but to successfully navigate some of the more difficult log piles your skills need to be more advanced. This trail puts your log crossing skills to the test about thirty times each mile. There''s a few of these log piles that are put together with such creativity that they are nearly works of art. But this trail is a lot more than just a bunch of log crossings. It actually has a number of distinctively different sections. The trail winds through a couple root-strewn pine forests. After one pine section, there''s a half mile downhill with a bunch of 3 foot tall rolling bumps (labeled the BMX section) that are perfect for catching air. There''s a couple different areas of fast-twisty hardpack where you can fly through the trees that is so much fun. Just to keep things interesting, there''s a number of rock gardens scattered around the 7.5 mile loop. This trail is fairly well marked with white blazes except in the open field areas. This online map from the Department of Natural Resources serves as a "general" guide but is not the most accurate: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/trailguide/mangroff.html High Mountain Sports in Deep Creek sells a map for $3 which will get you through the trails
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Latitude
39.6291
Longitude
-79.31965
Trail Directions
From 219 in Accident, turn onto Accident-Bittinger Road. Travel past the Elementary School approximately 1/2 mile to Fratz Road on your left. Follow Fratz Road roughly two miles until you see the sign "Entering Savage River State Forest". Take the first left after the sign and park in the small lot next to the field. Trailhead starts from parking area.
Trail Length
7.5 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Accident
Zip/Postal Code
21520
Country
United States
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: emco ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode the trail in August expecting a well ridden trial, because this trail was quoted as the best trail in Garrett County. The trail was nice but it definitly wasnt ridden that much. Much of the trial was over grown with pickily bushes, leaving me looking like i was attacked by a mob of cats. The single track trail was exciting with log piles and rocky areas.

Recommended Route:
Attempted to follow a printed map from a trail book from High Mountian Sports, but just ended up biking around for the afternoon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Making the trip down 68 to Coppers rock, and big bear lake is definitly worth it.



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Review Date
May 8, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rob412 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This seven mile loop has been described to me as the best singletrack in Garrett County. I'm not familiar with all the singletrack in Garrett Couty, but I agree that this place is pretty darn fun. I rated this as intermediate but to successfully navigate some of the more difficult log piles your skills need to be more advanced.

This trail puts your log crossing skills to the test about thirty times each mile. There's a few of these log piles that are put together with such creativity that they are nearly works of art. But this trail is a lot more than just a bunch of log crossings. It actually has a number of distinctively different sections.

The trail winds through a couple root-strewn pine forests. After one pine section, there's a half mile downhill with a bunch of 3 foot tall rolling bumps (labeled the BMX section) that are perfect for catching air. There's a couple different areas of fast-twisty hardpack where you can fly through the trees that is so much fun. Just to keep things interesting, there's a number of rock gardens scattered around the 7.5 mile loop.

This trail is fairly well marked with white blazes except in the open field areas. This online map from the Department of Natural Resources serves as a "general" guide but is not the most accurate: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/trailguide/mangroff.html
High Mountain Sports in Deep Creek sells a map for $3 which will get you through the trails

Recommended Route:
I only rode this trail once, and I didn't ride it with a local. It seemed like the best direction was to start in the field from the parking and work your way around the loop from there. You could probably ride this trail in both directions and still have fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Herrington Manor to Swallow Falls



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