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Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase 1

 4.6 (33)

2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


130' 39 m


-153' -47 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (7°)

135' 41 m


66' 20 m


Shared By Michael Klasmeier


All Clear 71 days ago
Mostly Dry - I rode this today at 8a. In good shape with mud just in the lower lying areas. History

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

Michael Klasmeier

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Great beginner trail for kids and adults.

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.


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 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
May 6, 2018
Christian Campbell
Apr 28, 2018
L Slvr
Apr 28, 2018
Thomas Kearney
Phase II counter-clockwise loop. Everyone was polite today. — 1h 30m

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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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