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Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase 1

 18 votes

2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

130' 39 m

Ascent

-153' -47 m

Descent

135' 41 m

High

66' 20 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

70 days agoUpdate

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

Michael Klasmeier

Overview

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

Description

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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Nov 10, 2017
Chris G
Great flow, perfect for a quick lunch or after work ride!
Oct 25, 2017
Jared F
Oct 4, 2017
Austin Grieve
Some parts are pretty leafy
Sep 30, 2017
Jared F
Sep 16, 2017
Peter Barry
Great trail
Sep 9, 2017
Jared F
Aug 12, 2017
Chris Kobett Sr.
3mi
Jul 9, 2017
Jacob Stage
Great beginner run. Got stung by something on left bicep 7.5mi

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  4.7 from 18 votes

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All Clear 70 days ago
Dry - Some parts are pretty leafy
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The trails are nice flowing and fun. There has been about 3.5 miles added since this with phase 2. The next phase is about 13 miles. This place will be awesome! There are some good climbs and descents, just a fun place to ride. Good job Trailwerks for spearheading this project. Apr 6, 2017
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

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