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Sugarland Run Trail: Seneca Ridge to Algonkian Parkway

Intermediate
 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Quiet yet recently cleared trail along the northern section of Sugarland Run Creek.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

100%

Runnable

225' 69 m

High

201' 61 m

Low

63' 19 m

Up

63' 19 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

Rocky in spots with a few short steep climbs and descents. Singletrack trail that follows the Sugarland Run Creek about a mile south of where is enters the Potomac River. Relatively unknown, yet some recent trail work and a new foot bridge.

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Description

Starting from the end of a paved trail in the Sugarland Run neighborhood where the Algonkian Pkwy runs over the Sugarland Run Creek, heads up-creek (south) on a mostly dirt singletrack. There are a few rocky spots, and the trail has been overgrown before (though recent trail work has cleared the first half and established a new foot bridge over a small spillway).

After a steep but short climb and descent, the trail follows the creek upstream in a quiet "valley" between two neighborhoods. About 2/3 of the way up, it opens into a 4x4 road, then back into singletrack, before ending at the Seneca Ridge Middle School. A few short trails lead onto the neighboring subdivisions paved trail system.

Great run with a dog as there are rarely other people out, and the trail is largely contained between the creek and high ground.

Flora & Fauna

Deer and foxes. Once a year, there are rumors of a bear traveling from its winter campsite towards the Potomac River.

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Adam Erickson

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Pups on singletrack
Apr 1, 2020 near Sugarla…, VA
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Apr 1, 2020 near Sugarla…, VA

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