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Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase 1



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

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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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.

Need to Know

This course is shaded by trees so do not wear sunglasses to ride it. Roots in singletrack are numerous which is another component of being in the shade.


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 (room for 6 vehicles) is available on Hawkins Rd at the following address: 1701 Hawkins Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

There is a Porta-Potty in the parking lot.

Phase 2 began March 2016 with the addition of 5 miles of trails. There are some lung busting climbs, and bugs in your teeth down hills. Like Phase 1, the trails are winding, and flow very well. Both Phase 1 and 2 trails drain very quickly after a rain storm.

If you use the MTB Project mobile app, your GPS should track your every move. But if you get lost, look for the "P" for parking signs. They give you directions at trail intersection points, and guide you back to the parking lot.

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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May 3, 2020
Jason Hovey
Mar 14, 2020
L Slvr
Feb 16, 2020
Jean Marie McD
Jan 29, 2020
Wade Williams
Went for my first time, great trail system. I love the steep cliffs that are close to the trail — 1h 00m
Sep 25, 2019
Chapin Cofod
2mi — 3h 11m
Aug 14, 2019
Michael Wallace
did pase 1 and 2 8mi
Aug 10, 2019
two laps
Jul 30, 2019
Cory ODell

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Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the trail at Bacon Ridge
Dec 28, 2016 near Crownsv…, MD
Gliding Through the Woods at Bacon Ridge in Crownsville, Maryland
Nov 19, 2019 near Crownsv…, MD
Leaving for a ride from the trailhead off of phase 1.
Mar 11, 2018 near Crownsv…, MD
Another fun feature on Bacon Ridge Phase 1.
Nov 1, 2017 near Crownsv…, MD

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