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Beginner / Intermediate Ride at Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill has several interconnected loops, ranging from paved to gravel to open fields to wooded hills. Most trails are relatively smooth (although very narrow in places), with some rooty sections and a few uphill switchbacks that will get you puffing. Total ride will be about 8 miles.

Host:  Gunner / Bill.  I am a beginner / intermediate rider, so some of you may very well want to go faster than I do.  If so we can split up.  I have ridden here a few times, but am still learning all he trails, so if you come please understand there may be some trying out of routes and trails I haven't ridden.  We will be skipping the most difficult loops.

If it rains a little the trails should still be fine, as Laurel Hill tends to drain pretty quickly.


Meet up in the parking lot near the playground at 8:30.

I strongly suggest bug repellant, glasses, gloves and plenty of water.

The Meetup site is down for maintenance on Sunday morning.  If for some reason this is cancelled (e.g., weather), I will post on the DC Area Craigs List under "Events."

There has been a "chance of rain" forecast for the last 3 days and into next week.  Unless it's actually raining, or about to, I plan on going.

 

 

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  • Cathy A.

    Bill - thanks again for a fun ride!

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anyone take pictures?

    June 30, 2013

    • Gunner

      Not as far as I know.

      June 30, 2013

  • Dan L.

    Gunner,
    Thanks for organizing the ride. DAn

    June 30, 2013

  • Dan L.

    Very nice ride.

    June 30, 2013

  • Gunner

    Thanks to all who came out. Cesar, sorry we missed you. With the Meetup site down I had to assume those who weren't there at 8:30 had cancelled. Next time I'll give out my cell #.
    I had a good time, and am glad the ticks were at a minimum.

    June 30, 2013

  • fred

    Plans changed for today. Enjoy your ride.

    June 30, 2013

  • Dan L.

    Looking forward to the ride.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Family scheduled an event. I can't make it.

    June 29, 2013

  • Ian B

    Its tick season down there, have fun pulling them off haha

    June 29, 2013

  • Kem C.

    The times I have gone, I have always parked in front of the prison

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's because you are a troublemaker.

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Lol

      June 28, 2013

  • fred

    I'm gonna guess that it is the lot close to the Cross County Trail.
    I think that there is a Frizbe golf range nearby.

    June 28, 2013

    • fred

      See u tomorrow God willin' and the creek don't rise

      June 28, 2013

    • Gunner

      The ride is Sunday, not tomorrow.

      June 28, 2013

  • Vin L.

    You're all correct. From 95 take the exit for Lorton and go west. In about 1/4 mile Laurel Hill will be on the right. Once in the park continue to the parking lot on the left and across from the old prison. The playground, frisbee golf course and cc trail are all off the parking lot.

    June 28, 2013

  • Gunner

    Sorry about all the location changes. It turns out there are a lot fo mapquest entries for Laurel Hill, and it took me a few tries to find one that was spot-on.

    June 28, 2013

  • Gunner­ changed the location from Giles Run Trail to Laurel Hill MTB Trails

    June 27, 2013

  • Gunner­ changed the location from Giles Run (Laurel Hills) to Giles Run Trail

    June 27, 2013

  • June 27, 2013

  • Gunner­ changed the location from Laurel Hill Park to Giles Run Meadow Park

    June 27, 2013

  • fred

    I'm attending & bringing DEET.

    June 25, 2013

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