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greenBlue Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase 1

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2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 130' 39 m
Descent: -153' -47 m
High: 135' 41 m
Low: 66' 20 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)


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

Michael Klasmeier

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Family Friendly Great beginner trail for kids and adults.

Hunting is allowed the Monday after Thanksgiving until the last day of January. Please avoid the area on these dates if at all possible to allow the hunters to do their thing.


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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Apr 19, 2019
Andrew Kirchen
Trail nice and dry
Feb 18, 2019
L Slvr
Wet and muddy :)
Dec 30, 2018
Mike Stanberry
Nov 13, 2018
Michael Mingus
Oct 6, 2018
Peter Lee
Sep 19, 2018
Michael Davidowski
The trail is fun but poorly marked so find someone who knows the trail before you start 2mi
Sep 8, 2018
L Slvr
Aug 4, 2018
Kyle Beebe

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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
Great trail, but a group of 8 riders today were totally ignorant of mountain biker etiquette, downhill bikers yield to uphill bikers. What do you expect from Baltimorons? Another group of five was equally ignorant. There was just one quality rider and several hikers who were humble enough to recognize the nature of mountain biking, including a couple with a Notre Dame daughter. Being a Hoosier, I appreciate the good and abhor the pushy selfishness that defines the Mid-Atlantic coast culture. Apr 1, 2018

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