Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase 1

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2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


130' 39 m


-153' -47 m


135' 41 m


66' 20 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (7°)

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

Michael Klasmeier


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


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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I walked part of this today but ran out of time. Very nice and flowy with some punchy climbs and fun features. I can't wait until the whole thing is completed! Great work MORE! Mar 17, 2016

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

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