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Susquehanna River

Average Rating:    (3.73 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Rolling single track along river and extreme climbs and downhill sections on Susquehanna Ridge trail, this is part of the Mason Dixon trai system.There are few stream crossings, rocky sections and killer steep switchbacks, lots of wildlife and a beautiful view of the river.
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Latitude
39.654032
Longitude
-76.227795
Trail Directions
I-95 to Havre De Grace exit #89 RT.155, proceed towards Havre De Grace approx 1/4 mile to Lapidum Rd. take a left on Lapidum Rd. and continue to river, road goes directly to river and boat ramp, continue left along river to Susquehanna State Park historical area(Rock Run MILL) parking is available here and trails are displayed at information board.Entering park from the north, take US RT. 1 to Shuresville Landing Rd. take a right and continue to Stafford Rd. take a left onto Stafford Rd. and continue to Susquehanna State Park take a left after crossing bridge at Deer Creek and then turn right into picnic area, there is lots of parking available and trails are displayed on information board.
Trail Length
miles 18miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Darlington
   


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Review Date
July 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tcapri87 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice hills. Some hills are very difficult to go up due to water bars. Good mix of open fields and woods, which I like. Nice place to use a singlespeed. Some trails you may even have to walk some. Was glad to check out these trails. Live in the area. If traveling to the area, wouldnt go here. Check out Fair Hill, White Clay, Loch Raven or Patapsco

Recommended Route:
Can get a trail map from the ranger station. All trails are well marked. I would start on the river trail on Stafford road and then enter the green trail after going left on the fire road that meets the river trail. Can do the perimeter of all the trails of the park to make a nice 13-14 mile loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fair Hill, White Clay, Loch Raven, Patapsco



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Review Date
May 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: snowhoss ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Hard, Hard, Hard. This was my first ride this year and it kicked my tail. First ride in 6 months and first trail ride on my new Cdale Rush full sussie. My first impression: The trail has two sides, uphill or downhill. The downhills are insane, very narrow trails so you can't see what's approaching the rider and the water bars every 30yards come at you VERY fast and you better be confident in your bunnyhopping skills or else you will get a close up view of the trail. ie. faceplant on the trail. The up hills are no joke either. Steep and technical. Remember those waterbars on the downhill? Well they are also present on the uphill trails. Very little level ground riding outside of the trails along the river. Rock gardens scattered throughout, just enough for a first time rider on these trails to lose his rythm. Watch out for hikers and fisherman. The closer you get to the water the more there are.

Suggestion: drop your seat for the downhills. Keep your weight back while hitting the rockgardens. I, for the first time, went "OTB" Over the Bars. Head first downhill heading for rocks is no fun. Enjoy the trails!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I would guess these trails are about 15-20 minutes from FairHill. Not as technical, but FairHill is in a class of its own.



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Review Date
January 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mtbklover , from DC

Summary:
Wasn't bad. Haven't explored the whole park yet. Just did the race course for a few laps. Fun place, not diffcult to ride.

Recommended Route:
race course



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Review Date
January 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Doctor Kenny , from Charlotte Hall Maryland

Summary:
Great trails, lots of technical stuff.. GOod climbs, lots of roots, plenty of stream crossings. There is some great scenery, you can see the river, and a few nice views along the way, if that is your thing. We were riding and got caught in a snowstorm. Made for an interesting ride.

Recommended Route:
Uhh on the singletrack.. iduno its all good

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Potapsco Avalon!



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Review Date
July 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dan , from Aberdeen

Summary:
I prefer to turn left at the Mill and go down to the old train tressel bridge. Go across there for a great warm up trail. From there you can access almost all the trail, from one to another. Another recommendation is the orange trail. Some killer up hill, followed by some rip roaring downhill. Anyway you are going to get a good ride, PLENTY of waterbars!

Recommended Route:
Go on the Park off of Rock Run Road, and head toward the Mansion House and the Mill. Stop near the mill to take a look at the Trail Maps.



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