The Emmitsburg Trails feature 13 miles of professionally designed natural surface trails. The trails network, situated on Town owned property near Rainbow Lake, is comprised of 3 challenging loops suitable for mountain biking, hiking and trail running. An additional trail crosses the heavily wooded College Mountain, connecting with Annandale Road.
Our International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) style stacked loop system offers varied terrain with rolling hills, slick rocks, and rock gardens. All trails are professionally built, designed, and constructed by mountain bikers. They also feature optional challenge lines to enhance riding skills. Don't let the mileage fool you! The challenging, steep terrain packs more challenge into half the mileage of trail systems further east.
All trails are multi-directional and multi-use, so please be alert, courteous, and follow the rules. Parking is limited at Rainbow Lake, so it is suggested to carpool whenever possible.
After a day riding, make an early evening visit to the Emmitsburg Community Pool, visit the walking trails in Community Park, or take a stroll down Main Street.
Not home in time for dinner? Emmitsburg provides a variety of dining options with bike safe parking so you can finish the day at one of our local restaurants or pubs before heading home.
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