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Patuxent River Park

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

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Latitude
38.720206539465465
Longitude
-76.70062065124512
Trail Directions
south on US 301, turn left onto Croom Station Road, about 1.5 miles south of 301&MD 4 X-ing. 2.5 miles to Croom Road and turn left, 1.3 miles to Croom Airport Road and turn left. 2 miles to the park entrance on the left; another 1.5 miles to the park office and a parking lot.
Trail Length
6-8 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Upper Marlboro
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 13, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Goombay , from Dunkirk

Summary:
There are some trails across Croom Airport from the park entrance. If leaving the park, go left on Croom Airport Rd. then immediately on the right take the singletrack. This goes straight down. At the bottom go either way. Right goes across a stream and up onto some farm roads. Left is singletrack toward the river. This ride is Beginner to light Intermediate.

Recommended Route:
Get a trail map at the park office. Follow those trails and explore the trails branching off. The Chesapeake Bay Driving Tour route is fun for family/mellow stuff. Only on Sat. from 10-3.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cedarville



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Review Date
June 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rainman , from Glen Dale

Summary:
Just got back into MTB. I consider myself a beginner recomed this trail for Been banged up and toooo scared to do anything since my motorcycle accident. Went out a coupple of weeks ago with Marlon (see his review)and some other buddies and got hooked all over again. This is a cool trail to build you skills and endurance to the elements I've hit it in all the extreems rain, heat, Thunder Storms ... (not by design) it was so cool and muddy! Until trees started falling on the trail. If you want to get a rush, park by the barn area and cycle up to the main entrance and hit it hard and fast you'll clip about 35-40 mph easy. Take the second horse trail on the right and bear to the right all along the path and bunny hop everything in sight including the dropoffs into the creeks this is were you improve your skill set. Be sure to keep your mouth shut or you'll get some protein! Plenty of nats and Hores flys, but the views are breathtaking hit the d/h to the bridge an hump the hill to the Observation Tower where you over look the Patuxen River Double back to the wildlife center and race back home to the barn. It's a nice little workout on my tweeked out 15 speed from 93. It makes the ride fun because I work my skills due to the hard ride and react much quicker than my buds on the dual's. Even with my hard frame I always finish no. 2. Not to worry I have the Univaga DS 950 comming for my birthday next month and then I'll be ready to take it to the stage and show my skills!!

Recommended Route:
Not clearly marked



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Review Date
June 12, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Marlon , from MD

Summary:
I'm new to riding MTB's so this is a cool trial. It has some nice off road runs through the woods but can get very, very muddy (and watch out for the horse crap). After about 2.5 miles through the woods the trail dumps you out onto a paved road. It has a few straights and plenty of curves through the woods. There's also a nice D/H that takes you across a wooden bridge. This puts you on a gravel trail for about 4 - 5 miles. I get 14 miles out of this trail but it's not one-way. You have go to the end and come back :-( BUT if you want to bring out your newbie buddies it's cool. OH yeah, there's a nice D/H off of Croom Airport Rd. at the park entrance that you get at least 40 mph out of it.

Recommended Route:
Not clearly marked.



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Review Date
September 10, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: alex , from md

Summary:
I have ridden this trail once and I was disappointed at first. Smooth easy rolling track, hard packed clay. One click up and you easily find yourself running out of gears on top. Then smoothing around corner you run into DH covered with babyheads. Unexpectedly technical /I would not recommend for beginners/, not by intent, thanks to recent rains, mud and boulders. Try to climb up and what once was a smooth dualtrack is thrashed, one, then another one 6inch ditch and you stuck. Oh well, turn back and try again.
Overall: Ok track if youre in the area or to guff once or twice. Too small, and too much beginners stuff to make it worthy.
PS. Trails covered with horse manure, place must be busy on weekends, watch out for horsy riders

Recommended Route:
1 or 2 DH south of rd, trails not marked/sorry



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