Virginia Mountain Biking Opportunities: Meadowood Trail
The Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area is located approximately 20 miles south of the Nation’s capital in Lorton, VA. It offers nearly 7 miles of biking trails open year round to the public, from sunrise to sunset. The South Branch Loop Trail is a beginner trail that totals 4.7 miles of mixed use hiking and biking and is one of only a few natural surface trails open to mountain bikes on public land in the greater Washington, D.C. area. There are three intermediate trails that were constructed solely dedicated to mountain biking. The "Boss" and "Stinger" trails combine to provide 1.5 miles of trail with a great deal of technical variety. They boast a 300 foot Progressive Bike Ramp, multiple table tops, wooden skinnies, and large fast wooden berms. The "Yard Sale" is a fun, fast, free flowing trail that totals .67 miles. The trails were constructed in partnership with; the Mid-Atlantic off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), the Trail Solutions (TS) Team from the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), and the American Hiking Society (AHS). In the event of inclement weather, please call 703-339-3462.
One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Meadowood Grand Tour was developed between IMBA and the Lower Potomac Field Office of the BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.