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STOP! READ! It was brought to our attention that the bridge crossing on Scout Trail needed some serious evaluation after the last few severe rainstorms we have encountered. To protect the recreational trail users well being we have closed this section off and will revert accessing the trails to parking outside Sunshine Ball Field and entering the trail system through Wicklow Dr. We will be working with the city to create a quick but safe and long lasting solution for this extremely eroded creek crossing. Please do not hesitate to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   if you have any questions or concerns.





Monday, 31st 2015

Motts Run Mtb Trails And Fredericksburg Quarry Trails Are Open

Trails are in great condition. Thanks and happy riding.


If you have any questions or concerns please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Also, a friendly reminder that Motts Run closes at 7pm when open (April-October; closed Tues/Wed).


Park users may park outside the gate if they think they may not make it back by closing time. However there is limited space so please carpool if possible. Periodically Motts Run may close early due to inclement weather,  so please keep this in mind.


Thanks for your cooperation.


If you have an update or if this trail status seems incorrect please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


To learn more about the trail status indicator sign on the trailhead kiosk click "read more..." below.

Last Updated (Monday, 31 August 2015 07:37)

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August 2015 Calendar

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Sunshine Ball Field off of Fall Hill Ave. at 9am. Water and snacks provided. Bring gloves. We have the tools. Please RSVP with Andy by Saturday morning at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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We are extremely pleased to announce the City of Fredericksburg has approved our proposal to build an approximate twelve mile, stacked-loop, mountain bike specific, trail system on the land around the Motts Run Reservoir! We have begun construction and we will be starting on the second Saturday of every month to hold a larger trail workday/event for any volunteers that want to come. We will have food, drinks, music provided :) For any other trail work days of course see the event calendar below.










We were contacted in early September by an engineering firm who is working with VDOT to conduct an environmental assessment of potential impacts to social and environmental factors that may occur as a result of proposed improvements to the Interstate 95 corridor in the Fredericksburg area.  See the following map and letter for background.  Hopefully by letting VDOT know where our trails are and how much we value them, the trails will be spared during future construction/expansion of roadways. Thanks to Rob Maple for helping send these folks trail location data.

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Grading work and storm water run-off control work on the old quarry road is now complete.  We offer a huge thank you to the City's Public Works department for taking care of this!  The improvements they made should eliminate the large volume of fast-flowing water down the road which was eating away at the upstream end of Scout trail.  Past damage is significant in that area but we're hopeful it stays in the past.  You may also notice that many of the orange clay mud-slick puddles under the 95 overpass area are vastly improved from this project.  Thanks again Public Works!


Andrew Thorpe created this detailed "Courtland Trails" Booklet. So if you run, bike walk the trails near Courtland or just a little curious about it please check it out.  Courtland Booklet


1. Maintain the integrity of existing trails.

2. Identify areas for improvement on existing trails and execute sound practices to reduce impact on surrounding environment.

3. Design and construct trails to minimize both risk of user harm and environmental impact from all reasonably anticipated trail use for life of trail.

4. Solicit guidance from local historians to design, construct and/or modify trails that provide low impact access to cultural and historical features and landmarks.

5. Repair trail damage resulting from severe weather events, fallen trees, debris and improper trail use (ex. muddy surface riding, unauthorized re-routes, etc.).

6. Educate trail users, especially cyclists, on proper trail use etiquette.

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