The wife and I bought mountain bikes a few summers back, and have yet to really use them for their intended purpose (instead, we end up riding the C&O Towpath, W&OD trail, etc). We'd like to try actual, honest-to-goodness, non-paved mountain-style biking, but don't know where to start. Given that our technical skills will be lacking, the Frederick County Watershed is probably over our heads, and looking at the singletrack site, it seems like Laurel Hill may be a good place to start for an easy but un-boring ride.
Anyone here ever ridden there? Is it worth driving from Leesburg to Lorton?
We've ridden the "2 creeks" thing off the W&OD, which is far too short and far too uninteresting. We also went to some place off route 29 that was OK, and rode in Reston once, where it was pretty crowded.
Any better suggestions for this weekend?