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Medowood South Branch Loop

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

This 4.5 mile loop with a short approach spur is maintained by BLM. This trail is well-groomed, rolling, and fit for beginners, families and fast spins for experienced riders. Improvements are in construction including a long bridge over a marsh. Horse trails cross at times and deer run wild. Clockwise is said to be more climbing and slower while counter clockwise is said to be quicker.

Hiking trails surround the area and this makes a great destination for mixed groups.
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Latitude
38.67697951157713
Longitude
-77.20829844474792
Trail Length
4.5
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lorton
State/Territory/Province
VA
Zip/Postal Code
22079
Country
US
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 31, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bolandjd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just like the other reviews say - brillant trail for beginners and families. Great afterwork workout loop for everbody else. Perfect trail in the summer as it is shaded the entire way and doesn't get overgrown with thorns like Laurel HIll and Wakefield. The new freeride section in the middle is the bomb - like a pump track on steroids.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise - downhills are shallower and longer, uphills are steeper. Counterclock - the opposite, steep downs and longer gentler ups. Despite the description above, I think its faster and flows better going clockwise. Its a good workout both ways. With the one-way freeride seciton open now, its possible to ride in a "figure-8" to mix it up and make the trail longer since the main loop is on the short side.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Laurel Hill, Fountainhead, Wakefield



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Review Date
July 6, 2013

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: Mitch ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'm a regular rider of this trail. Some really great terrain for beginners on the main trail and if you ride it fast it's a good workout for intermediate or advanced riders. The new portion of the trail is complete; great curves and some good rollers for more experienced riders. There is never a crowd and there is ample car parking in three differet locations; Colchester Road, Belmont Road and Gunston Elementary School. I highly recommend this trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fountainhead, Laurel Hill



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Review Date
April 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: El Castigador ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
3+ miles of flowy greatness! I was seriously stoked to find this little gem so close to Ft. Belvoir; it's not very long and there's only one loop, but it's absolutely worth making a trip out there. The entire trail is deep within a hardwood forest with enough up and down to keep you on your toes. This would be a great training route if ridden at full speed.

Recommended Route:
Great flow in either direction, but I think I prefer clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fountainhead, Laurel Hill, Wakefield Forest



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