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St.Marys Lake

Average Rating:    (3.58 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 38

awsome! lots of streamcrossings, muddy after rains, lots-o-roots, full mtn.bike friendlt trail, no double track for you!
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Latitude
38.2517630243725
Longitude
-76.54153347015381
Trail Directions
take 5 south of Leonardtown, turn onto the road that has the signs for St.Marys River State Park
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Great Mills-Leonardtown
   


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Review Date
October 26, 2012

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: Richard ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
New this year some additional trails have been added. These offer some nice speed sections. As a local, I ride this trail at least 2-5 times a week. There is a standard 7.5 mile loop that has been improved considerably. Expect roots, sand if it has been dry and some fast single track. The muddy sections are traversed by some wooden bridges, making them not to difficult. Allin all a fun trail with no real technical challenges.

Recommended Route:
Either way is good. If you go clockwise you jump right in to the hilly/rooty sections. Counter clockwise offers some warm up first accross the dam.



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Review Date
May 12, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Gonyo73 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just wanted to write an updated post to let people know this trail is still operational. No big changes from the previous posts;

Still lots of roots? Yep

Still muddy? Yep

Still lots of stream crossings? Yep

Fun? Yep

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rosaryville
Potapsco



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Review Date
May 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gunner1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
For rider used to Eastern PA rock gardens and super technical tight trails, this is a gem! Loved the flow, roots are fun for a change and a good hour and fifteen minute pace around the entire loop. Rode it counter clockwise but think it would be just as good the other way. Very well maintained trail and very well planned and built. Great little spot to ride. There is a $3 donation but well worth it.

Recommended Route:
Either way, clock or counter clock.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know of any yet, but looking forward to finding them!



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Review Date
September 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: cbdad1972 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is great any time; after long dry periods during the summer and fall you can go clock/counter cloak wise in a total of about 2 hours. Creeks are mostly dry with minimal water. I take my kids (11 and 7) on the trail clock-wise for the first mile out and back, semi-technical but at slow speeds it's great for them, or you can continue on the rock/gravel road another 1/2 mile.
For those of you who love to get muddy, go after or join me DURING a heavy rain. Some creek beds will get 2 - 3 feet deep, plenty of mud, plan to carry your bike through creeks, up a few hills and expect to crash. During rainy weather trail takes about 2 1/2 hours total.

Recommended Route:
doesn't matter...



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Review Date
November 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: daraiders ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I made the decision to drive an hour to ride this trail. It was a great decision to do so. This trail is severly underated. I rode it both clockwise and counter clockwise, 8 miles each way, at right about 2 hours. Of course it isn't perfect and could use some work, but it does have a thrill of its own. Portions of the trail were slighty sloppy, almost swampy, and were really tough to ride. Several creek crossings with somewhat negotiable ways to cross. Some have bridges, bridges under construction, or single boards to cross on. At two portions you really need to pay attention to the trail as it isn't marked well. Other than those two spots, the trail is easy to follow. Lots of roots, rocks, log rolls, jumps, and other fun obstacles. For all of ou who want to take the time to ride here, come on down. You'll not be disappointed.

Recommended Route:
clockwise or counter clockwise, they are both equally fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rosaryville



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