Schaeffer Farm: Yellow Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Schaeffer Farm: Yellow Trail is a 10.4 mile loop trail located near Boyds, Maryland and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1105 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

Popular multi-use trail near Germantown, MD Schaeffer Farm is a popular hiker/biker/equestrian trail complex near the South Germantown Recreational Area and Soccerplex. The yellow trail is the longest of five color-coded trails. Using multiple trails, many variants are available. The trail can also be combined with the Hoyle's Mill Trail for a long trek. Trails are well-marked. A map is displayed at every trail junction with an arrow pointing to the parking lot. Schaeffer Farm is a joint project of the Maryland DNR and the Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE). The trail is populated primarily by bicycles. In the interest of courtesy and safety, hikers should be prepared to step off the trail at the approach of bikers. They can get going pretty fast down the hills. Get there early - the parking lot, although relatively large, can fill up quickly.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
17 days ago

A bit awkward sharing the trail as it seemed like mountain bikers were the main users of the trail, but I don't mind. I loved the change of scenery on this trail. One minute, you're in the woods, next a cropfield, next a river. I don't mind views, but some might not be overly impressed.

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

horseback riding
9 months ago

Been riding this trails for 10 years and they never get old! Plenty of parking for cars and horse trailers and easy to read maps

9 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

mountain biking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, November 09, 2013

hiking
Sunday, November 03, 2013

mountain biking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Fun but hard mountain bike series of trails. Very well marked with inter winding trails thru out. The orange offshoot to the yellow trails has a series of switch backs which were really tough, but fun. Used but never too crowded. Nice you can ride both directions.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

hiking
Saturday, July 20, 2013

First part of the yellow trail is a nice walk in the woods. I has fortunate to see a coyote!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

hiking
Saturday, November 17, 2012