Breezy Loop

Breezy Loop, Montgomery County, MD, USA

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Overview

In Short:Equine Partners EPIC / 240.338.0072 / 6 mi. / natural
Summary:The EPIC Breezy Trails system consists of multiple connected loops with a single trail head at the Potomac Pony Club field and parking lot at 19301 Bucklodge Road. The entire system can be ridden in 2-3 hours depending on your route and pace. The EPIC Breezy Trails system consists of multiple connected loops with a single trail head at the Potomac Pony Club field and parking lot at 19301 Bucklodge Road. The entire system can be ridden in 2-3 hours depending on your route and pace. All EPIC trails are posted with numbered sign patches to help riders stay on course and to reference if calling for help in an emergency. There are stream crossings, spectacular views of Sugarloaf Mountain and beautiful vistas of Montgomery County's largest historic barn on Old Bucklodge Road. The Turtle Trail is so named because of its proximity to the site of a box turtle habitat relocation effort by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and landowner (and EPIC co-founder) Mike Rubin. Part of the environmental mitigation program related to the Intercounty Connector (ICC) was the relocation and study of box turtles. As their habitat along the path of the ICC is being destroyed, the HSUS was tasked with capturing and moving as many of these creatures as possible. The plan was to move the population to a new, safe locale and then sequester them for a period of time, then release. Two large pens were constructed, turtles placed therein, and two years later they were released with GPS locators implanted. Please be careful not to step on a turtle as you ride through. (Box turtles like to rest in the middle of trails!)
Activities:horseback riding, walking
Location:19301 Bucklodge Rd, Boyds, MD 20841
Length:

This ride covered a distance of 8.81 miles in 3 hours, 0 minutes -- about 2.9 mph.

Bumps and Lumps:

Distance between highest and lowest altitudes on this trail is 43 feet. The average slope on this trail is 10.5%.

Trail Characteristics:Single track. The terrain is gently rolling with a few hills and stream crossings and many scenic views of the stream and agricultural fields. Portions of this route traverse private property. Please obtain permission before crossing, respect all crops, and obey signage. Much of this property is owned by Mike Rubin. The property is shared with the Sugarloaf Mountain Polocrosse Club and the Pony Club.
Drinking Water:no
Water for Horses:no
Restroom:outhouse at parking lot.
Access and Parking:Plenty of trailer parking in the informal lot off Buck Lodge Road
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Elevations



Distance between highest and lowest altitudes on this trail is 43 feet. The average slope on this trail is 10.5%.

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Download GPX file.A GPX file is a GPS exchange format file in the format of an XML file. You can upload it to fitness tracking and mapping sites such as Strava, Gaia GPS or Endomondo, then use the matching app to load it into your smartphone and take it with you on your ride.
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Download PDF file.A PDF file might be useful if you want to print a hard copy of the route here, to take with you. The PDF is a rendering of the Google map at the top of this page.


Created by David Stang and his trusty partner Freckles, using GPS Tracks - http://www.dmsoftwaresolutions.com. Map recorded: October 14, 2017. Page last updated: April 11, 2018.