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Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase 1

 23 votes


2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers



130' 39 m


-153' -47 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (7°)

135' 41 m


66' 20 m



All Clear 3 days ago
Mostly Dry - Just a few slick spots. Overall is pretty dry and smooth. History

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Narrow, winding, flowy, smooth, and fun singletrack.

Michael Klasmeier


Hunting is allowed the Friday after Thanksgiving for 10 days, followed by the second weekend in January ONLY. Please avoid the area on these dates if at all possible to allow the hunters to do their thing.
Family Friendly: Great beginner trail for kids and adults.
Dogs: Off-leash


The first natural surface singletrack in Anne Arundel County, this initial 2.5 miles of trail is ready to ride. This trail system is twisty and fun with no rocks and only a few roots. Due to the lack of obstacles, this is a great family friendly, beginner friendly, route. Since the trails were hand-built by experienced trail builders, this area has been optimized for riding fun. Currently, parking is available on Hawkins Rd on the shoulder, as there isn't an official parking lot yet.

Phase 2 begins March 2016 with the addition of 5 miles of trails.

This trail was built with support from AACo, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, MORE, MET, TrailWerks Cyclery,and Family Bike Shop. Major donors include Specialized Bicycle Company, Quality Bicycle Products, SRLT, Family Bike Shop, TrailWerks Cyclery, SC Logic, and Family Vet Clinic.


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Mar 14, 2018
Ann Raiho
Fun! Smooth and got to see some big beech trees
Mar 11, 2018
Justin Figel
Mar 4, 2018
Ian Damon
Feb 28, 2018
Hewi Films
Trails were in great condition and clean of debris 5.8mi
Feb 2, 2018
Mark Glaeser
If you want a workout more than a flowy ride it's ok. Trail is still in rough condition too 4mi
Dec 29, 2017
Brian Geiman
Frozen and Fast!!!! 8.2mi
Nov 10, 2017
Chris G
Great flow, perfect for a quick lunch or after work ride!
Oct 25, 2017
Jared F

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I just moved back into the area and heard about this new trail. It's great. Did the phase 1 and 2 loop, 6.3 miles at moderate pace which took me about an hour. There is one parking area and what looks like 3 entrances, take the middle one. To do the complete loop I kept staying to the right and it brought me all the way around. It's well posted and not really a way you can get lost. Enjoy May 10, 2017
This place is wonderful and convenient! I may not be a cyclist (yet) but love to walk and hike. So great to be able to drive less than 10 minutes and enjoy a leisurely walk taking in nature. So far, I've seen an heard an owl hooting away, chipmunks, and box turtles (care needed as I see they try to cross the paths). Can't wait until Fall to see nature in all her blazing colorful glory! Aug 28, 2017
Hi! What a great trail! Love coming here with my dog and biking. Unfortunately, today I had my purse stolen out of my car while I was on the trail:(. Reminder to everyone to keep your doors locked. I always lock my doors, but of course the one time I forgot, the worst happens. Be safe and have fun rides. Jan 27, 2018

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