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.