“Every inch is a battle!” The most technical MTB ride at the Watershed – Just Ride Ep. 13

When you think of mountain biking at the Watershed in Frederick MD, I doubt endless rock gardens and boulder fields are the first things to pop into your head.  Well that is exactly what we rode, and it was amazing! 

We started our ride from the Sand Flats parking lot and took Skink to Salamander Trail, which was the perfect warm up for what was about to come, lol.  From there we grabbed a short segment of Viper in order to link to New Berg. 

The highlight of this ride was a tiny spur at the end of New Berg called Capitol Hill.  This is a double black tech trail that had us high fiving the entire time.  From there we took Iceberg for a 2 mile slug fest through multiple rock gardens and boulder fields before finishing on Skink.

Although we absolutely loved this ride, it is definitely an acquired taste.  The route ended up being 13 miles and 1400 ft, but don’t let the numbers fool you, it took us over 3 hours to complete! If you are an advanced level rider and enjoy slow speed tech, I would highly recommend this ride.  If you are interested in the route we took, check out my Strava or Trailfork links below.

Trail Details & Additional Info

Sand Flats Parking Lot
12000 Gambrill Park Rd, Frederick, MD 21702

Strava activity:

Trailforks ride log:

To learn more about places to ride in Maryland, including Frederick, check out the MORE’s website:

Featured riders: Dan @the_ride_abides

If you like what you see, or have some feedback/questions, let me know in the comments below. If you enjoyed the video and you want to see more content like this feel free to check out my other videos on Trail Sage.

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