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River bend

Average Rating:    (2.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

There is a very good trail system in the center of the park . there is a bunch of trails you can do out about 7 miles from the parking lot. Have confidence in the trails they are not too well traveled but they dont just end.
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Latitude
39.022017741059265
Longitude
-77.25066661834717
Trail Directions
take georgetown pike from the beltway. take that out past Medera school and out past old diminion then take a right on riverbend road and a right again on jeffery road.the park is on th right
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Great Falls
   


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Review Date
May 31, 2010

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: luv2clmb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Take the Upland trail west to where it meets a paved service road. Turn left on the service road and follow it past the nature center to a gravel fire road on your right. This fire road goes back to the river. Follow the fire road along the river to where it ends at the new pedestrian bridge. Cross the bridge and continue on the trail along the river. It starts out very mild, but before long you'll be enjoying lots of up-and-down, very narrow singletrack. There are two short, steep downhills that remind me vaguely of Fountainhead. I like to practice my climbing skills on them.

Recommended Route:
Park at Riverbend parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Great Falls, Difficult Run, Lake Fairfax, etc.



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Review Date
August 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: G-man , from Ashburn

Summary:
Find new trails :(

Recommended Route:
The park service has closed River Bend to mountain bikes. It seems all the illegal dog walkers who let there dogs roam off leash are ok to break the law, but god forbid we ride out there where our tax money pays for it all!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Difficult run before they close it too!



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Review Date
June 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: BabyBlackBear , from Woods

Summary:
This trail not recommended for humans on bikes. I was napping under a tree one day when some freak on a bicycle tried to hug me (or maybe he was trying to mount me!)Luckily my Mom was nearby in the Potomac river taking a dump. She heard my screams and ran to my aid....smashing his helmet with her mighty paw and taking a good size bite out his crappy Schwinn.

Recommended Route:
I live here

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stay on the W&OD, humans. The Deer won't hurt you.



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Review Date
April 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: stimpstalker , from VA

Summary:
I ran into the same bear while night stalking.

Recommended Route:
none



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Review Date
April 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: buford , from falls church va

Summary:
this trail is very nice. i did run into a problem though. while riding my bike through a steep incline, a baby black bear was sleeping under a tree. i went to go hug it when the mother bear came out of no where and ripped half my grill off. so be careful on the trail between riverbend and greatfalls, cause i know that bitch is still around.



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