Argyl / Ferry Farm - TRAIL

Argyl / Ferry Farm - Trail, Frederiksburg, Virginia

This trail has more than one section taking you through winding pine woods, down towards two nice creek crossings, and back up with a trail called log heaven. If you want a long ride, there are a bunch of 4-wheeler trails on the other side of the creek that lead to bike trails if you don't get lost. And of course what trail wouldn't be complete without some technical trails with roots and log crossings. Bring a friend, you could be in there a while. Two great things about this trail. There is a new trail from the creek back up to the top. And it stays relatively dry. Most of this summer it was dry the day after it rained.

User Reviews (7)

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Gman   Weekend Warrior [Nov 04, 2013]

This trail is easy to ride good place to get up some speed but plan on getting lost, there are NO markings and they keep adding loops that cross over each other so plan on spending some time there. ( if you do get twisted up and can't find your way out ) keep riding till you see houses then ride out into the neighborhood and get directions, it happens to the best of us but it worth it, there is fun to be had..

Similar Products Used: In the Fredericksburg area Hollywood trails, and the Quarry
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3
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2
schultzboy   Weekend Warrior [Sep 05, 2010]

Rode this trail for the first time today. Definitely not the most challenging trail out there but fun in that enjoying getting lost in the woods way. The trail is not too hard to follow if you are paying attention but as the others have said there are very many branches at any given point and it's pretty easy to get turned around. Overall I think this could be a pretty fun (if easy) trail if it cleaned up just a little and marked better. But if you are up for a mindless exploration ride through the woods then this is for you.

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3
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2
rudy1337   Weekend Warrior [Jul 20, 2008]

Trail is a great beginners trail. It gives the beginning rider a chance to experience many aspects of singletrack without having to push the bike. Some decent hills, some decent descents, plenty of opportunities to do log crossings, some roots and ruts here and there.

There are so many different trails running in every which direction, it is very easy to get turned around. Unfortunately the trails are not marked very clearly so plan on spending a little time trying to get back out.

Customer Service

Any...just ride and have fun

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3
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2
greasy_spot_on_the_trail   Weekend Warrior [Oct 17, 2004]

This is trail isn't very technical at all. I thought that this trail system was very easy. Unless you call tight turns and small roots technical, you must not go anywhere else to ride. Trails are poorly marked which doesn't make it fun when it is getting late in the afternoon. My recommendation is go to Hollywood Farms for a descent ride. If want some good riding go to Shaffer Farms, Patapsco State Park in Maryland.

Customer Service

Coming from Fredericksburg, take Rt 3 east out of town towards King George. Take a left at Ferry Farm Road (3rd light after the bridge out of town). Take a right on Pendleton Rd, you will see signs for Ferry Farm Elemetary School. Take a Right into the parking lot and park anywhere. It gets a little tricky here. On you bike: stay to the left side of the school and ride up the grass towards the playground. Behind the playground you will see an opening back to the community. This is Bell Rd. When it comes to a T turn left onto Lakeshore drive and the first right onto Hampton Drive. It's a good little warmup. It ends about .5 miles with a basketball hoop on the left and the trail head on the right. Stay to the left when entering the trail.

Similar Products Used: Hollywood Farms, Shaffer Farms (MD), Patapsco State Park (MD)
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2
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2
nvrsummr01   Cross Country Rider [Aug 09, 2004]

Great trail system. I ride here very often and I'm not bored yet. Huge variety of terrain with some real single track and a few intense downhills. It may lack a bit in terms of good climbs but if your daring you could try to climb the hill which drops out into the neighborhood road by the pond. Once you cross the creek its almost as if you crossed into an entirely new trail system.

Customer Service

Park at Elementary School ride across Baseball field into Argyle Heights subdivision. Trail starts at the end of a culdasack within the neighborhood immediately with a real nice downhill. From there get creative and try not to get lost. I've ended up 10 miles down route 3 before so be careful.

Similar Products Used: Lodai Farm, The Quary Trail
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4
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3
tiberiusva   Weekend Warrior [May 15, 2004]

I will agree with the previous review of this trail. it is a good ride and the trails are very well maintained. In fact there was a guy with an axe out doing maintence when I was there. However the previous review describes this ride as technical. I ask you are lots of turns and small roots technical. This is a beginers ride at best and while there are a few trees setup across the trail they are really not trees as much as small branches for the most part. There is not much in the way of elivation changes to challenge someone on a hardtail or light full suspension rig. i enjoyed the trail for what it was which was good exercise and lots of options. one final comment is that the directions to the park are poor unless you know the area. The starting point is old town Freddicksburg. If you are coming from 95 get off at rt 3 going east. when you get to Business rt 3 after crossing the river go west and make the first right onto Ferry road. Follow the directions from there to the school.

Customer Service

if you can make heads or tails of the trail markings then you are doing better then I did. I brought a GPS with me hoping to make a map but soon got turned around anyway and had to use the GPS to get out of the park when i finally wanted to leave. A map wouldn't really do much good without better trail markings since there are jsut too many turns so you would have to have the map out all the time.

Similar Products Used: For more difficult try Fountain Head or Elizabeth's Furnance they are worth the ride.
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4
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2
Nick   Cross Country Rider [Oct 08, 2003]

The summary above explains the trail in perfect detail. The trail has some amazing log hopping and technical setup. If you looking to develop your technical skills this is an excellent trail for you. Even though the trail is excellent, I do have a few problems with it. First off, the only parking to get there is at the Ferry Farm Elementary school. This great when school is out, but when school is in you cant park on school property. Second, the trail is poorly marked and you can get extremely lost. So if this is your first time going expect to be lost from 30 minutes to an hour. I really hope they develop a map or make this area a park. Fredericksburg really lacks in the parks for off road trails. I hope this will change eventually. Anyway, If your looking to be out in the wilderness and get lost this is it. Got to take a chili away for the markings.

Similar Products Used: Hollywood Farm (Extensive and you will get Lost)
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4
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3
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