Fairland Recreational Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Fairland Recreational Trail is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Burtonsville, Maryland. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

mountain biking
3 months ago

Short MTB trails. Good for a couple of hours of fun. Early afternoons are best. Lots of wildlife and trails are well marked.

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

I run the dirt trails here a couple times a week, at night in the summer (with a headlamp), including the part that's labeled "MTB Trail" off to the north--it's really just a new part of the trail (but a there-and-back, not a loop; most of the rest you can do as a loop). There's a fifty foot segment at the SW end that crosses a stream on Greencastle Rd, but you can now avoid this by a new trail + footbridge that doesn't show on any maps yet; if you're coming from the SE, look for a path off to your right just after you cross the paved path. I've also XC-skied parts in the winter (golf course can also be skied). Lots of deer at dusk, occasional fox, owls. Lots of side paths for change of scene--any of the black dashed paths, not just the red path (which is someone's GPS, I guess).

hiking
5 months ago

This is a good hike for anyone who is a beginner and more advanced. We saw lots of wildlife, bikers and dogs. I took my older and very over weight hiking buddy Max and he did just fine.

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Didn't do the whole thing, but really enjoyed what I did do. At 7:15 there weren't too many people on the trail either.

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Nice trail. I found it very easy. It has a steam where the dog can go in to cool off. Noticed a lot of dirt paths off the trail also.

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's a very easy trail. I liked it because it's close to home and I could go there any time to do easy mountain biking.

As other people mentioned it is easy level. Not moderate.

But the trails are well marked. There's a paved trail that is an option, and the trail is good to bring people who are new to mountain biking.

mountain biking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Beginner to intermediate difficulty, good exercise trail with constant rolling hills, but no long climbs. Start from northern most parking lot( closest to rate 29)mix of single track loops and out & back trails

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

So disappointed. Dirt trail just switchback around paved trail and golf course. Never get away from civilization at all. I don't know who rated it moderate because it is very easy.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

recorded fun!

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

mountain biking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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