Accident - Trail, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Accident - Trail, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

DESCRIPTION

Excellent tight single track with lots of fast rocky sections as well as moderate amounts of climbing. The trail builders did a great job of designing and building these trails. The trails clover leaf from the parking area which gives a nice variety of ways to hook loops up. You could bring Tinker or your girlfriend here and they both would have fun.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 28, 2008]
cdouble
Cross Country Rider

Single track designed by bikers for bikers. Good flow, well marked, lots of elevation changes, some nice log piles. I rode on a single speed hard tail, next time I will use my geared dual suspension due to the elevation changes and the awesome root/rock sections.

Trails were built (and still being extended) by the guys at High Mountain Sports in Deep Creek (about 10 miles from Accident). Josh at HMS was super helpful, gave me directions to the trail head and detailed advice on best way to ride the various trails. There are lots of single track loops that run off the network of cinder roads criss-crossing the property.

Customer Service

Directions to trail head - from Rt 219 in Accident, head east on Accident-Bittenger road for about 1 mile, turn left on Fratz Rd and follow until you come to an open field (cinder road for last few hundred feet).

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4
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3
[Jun 18, 2007]
Lahoman
Weekend Warrior

If you are visiting the Deep Creek Lake area this is your best bet for good single track. 8-10 miles of Moderately challenging well maintained cloverleaf set of trails. The folks at High Mountain Sports have good maps and advice on getting there and which way to ride. It is a 10 minute drive from DCL.

Customer Service

Talk to the people at High Mountain Sports.

Similar Products Used:

Big Bear 30 minute drive from the Lake. For easier ride the Swallow Falls to Herrington Manor has about 15 miles of trails.

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4
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3
[Dec 02, 2000]
Steve Green

This trail is actually the result of a lot of hard working people. GAMBO - Garrett Association of Mountain Bike Operators has done most of the work in conjunction with the staff of Savage River State Forest. Trail days are held generally twice a year to maintain and construct new sections. Two new sections of single track have been tenatively approved to finish up this approx 9 mile single track. This part of Savage River State Forest contains a large natural underground gas storage so the area has gravel roads running thru the area to the different gas pump heads. The trails wind in and out of this area. There are no amenities. This is some great riding and helps replace terrain lost when the Wisp Ski Area closed their great singletrack.

Recommended for in shape singletrack riders. The moderate climbs will wind you. If you are at risk of heart attack don't go. Would not recommend for entry level riders. This area is not overly technical so if you are comfortable in single track go for it.

Call High Mountain Sports at 301-387-4199 for more info. Ask for Steve or Jason. You can talk to Brian but just hope he is not grouchy.

Customer Service

Should be mapped and blazed by late Spring 2001

Similar Products Used:

Negro Mt, Swallow Falls to Herrington Manor, Deep Creek Lake State Park

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5
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[May 08, 2001]
Todd

We had the time of our lives. Very fast and the trail were well thought out. although not overly technical this place rocks. Next we will take someone who knows the system or hopefully it will be marked by our next visit to Deep Creek.

Customer Service

We parked in grassy field at a four way dirt road intersection. We found trail head in the back of that field but are not really sure we hit everything.

Similar Products Used:

Wisp trails are still there and alot of fun although I am not sure legal

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5
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[May 28, 2001]
sam

super fast,not that tech,have fun,i used to ride this trail everyday and i miss it,doesn't compare to riding here,but it is still my favorite trail

Customer Service

park at the grassy area at the entrance.go to the back corner of the grassy area(100 yds or so)and there you will find the beginning of the trail.it cuts to the right and winds its' way up the hill.you will come to a fire road,go left here and down around the corner and look for the trail on the right.again, go up the hill until you come to another fire road and again go left.follow this until it flattens out for a 1/4 mile or so and then be on the lookout for the trail to pick up on your left again and follow it down the hill.you will come to an open area w/ a nice view which can be better appreciated from up the hill to the left.just follow the trail to the fire road across the way(it drops into the woods on the left hand side of the gravel road) and follow for a short distance.the trail picks up on the right and goes up the hill.we always called this the mile climb for obvious reasons.this is one of my favorite parts of the trail as it winds through a stand of large pine trees.you will come to a gravel road once again,just cross at a 45 deg angle and you will pick up the trail once again.ride this section fast until you come to yet another gravel road.go right for 1/2 a mile or so,look to your left.when you find the trail,wait for your friends to catch up,then go as fast as you can on this section.when it flattens out go to your left and down the hill,there are some log crossings here so watch it.after the log crossings, the trail splits and you can go either to the right or left.i'll leave that up to you.the left is the more technical of the two,but the ride flows better if you go to the right.the right hand route is actually more lie a 180deg turn.keep your eyes open as it is easy to miss if you're not looking.go up the hill and straight across the gravel road.follow this to the next gravel road(from here on the gr).at this point go straight at the t intersection)towards the west.the trail is on the left.follow for a little ways looking to your left.the trail sort of splits here but go left up the hill.cross the gr and go to the east.this goes through a meadow and is a nice connector.when you come to the dirt road,go right and follow for 1/2 mile to the next gr.go left and look to your right.ride this trail and look out for the big log crossing.go straight across the gr and down the hill.this section is fun.there is a nice rock garden,don't scrub any speed and you will cruise right through it.after this you are on your own.you can go either direction to get back to your car.the right hand route is good.go to the gr and go right up the hill.follow gr right back to your car.there are other fun things to be found,so please explore.there are sections that only a few know of,if you find them,be careful and have fun.

Similar Products Used:

go to high mtn sports,they should point you in the right direction.

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5
VALUE
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[Aug 01, 2002]

Me and some friends started riding this trail by accident really. The trail has some good overall everything you look for ia a trail. you start with some single track through out the hole entire trail.There really isn't that many good rock gardens to go through but i really like the trail. Then you get to the pine forest part of the trail now thats real nice,because all you have is roots and turns. This part of the trail will see how good you are if you ride it wet(fun and challenging).Overall i really like the trail because i'm used to more techenical stuff and it give me a chance to improve on a less harder trail.So i would strongly recommend this trail for any level of rider.One last thing as i gave on my route when you get to the second (T) in the trail if you go straight rather then turn you better be on your best. So if the first time up there just take a little walk up that way and you will see what i'm talking about and enjoy...

Customer Service

start by making a left after you leave the parking lot(you will start riding through some grass for about 15 yards) Then continue straight then after about 2 or so miles you will come to a (t) in the trail keep on going straight. You will stay on the trail by following the marked trees in white,they are marked a lot better then the last time i was up there. After about 7 or 8 miles you will come to another (t) in the trail, turn right and then a quick left.Then you will follow the same part of the trail you did when you first started riding the trail. We follow this path ever time we ride it because it adds about 4.5 miles to your ride(total of about 12 or 13 miles).One more thing sometimes you come to a gravel road just start riding the road and keep looking out for the path but its all fun.

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4
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[Oct 23, 2002]
nike greaser

sup

Customer Service

what ever u want.

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5
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