Washington, DC: Schaeffer Farms Loop
Spin your wheels on twisty singletrack that whizzes over hills and across streams on this action-packed 3.1-mile loop through the renowned Schaeffer Farms.
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- Distance: 5.2
Location: 39.1428031921387, -77.3101806640625
Left onto white-blazed trail following a snaky path through woods, old farm field, and seasonal creek.
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Left over seasonal creek in small gully
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Left heading uphill back into woods
Location: 39.1345863342285, -77.3086700439453
Small field to right leads to quick downhill near Great Seneca Creek; cross creek while darting in-and-out of groves of white pine and cedar; path drops steeply and the fun begins.
Location: 39.1287994384766, -77.3103408813476
Stay left and hop through ledges of small hollow
Location: 39.1301803588867, -77.3138732910156
Right as trail plateaus in huge oaks; looping back around, descend through a clearing before crossing two small streams
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Take left and crank over rise; shift down for steep uphill ahead upon reentering the woods
Location: 39.1350936889648, -77.3135833740234
L @ T, continue climb
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Keep right to close quick loop over undulating terrain; Finish with some mellow up-and-downs over small knobs.
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