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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      This is a multi-use trail over diverse and unique terrain in Anne Arundel County on land owned by the City of Annapolis, all built and maintained by MORE volunteers. The southern trailhead is on Housley Road. The northern trailhead is on Honeysuckle Lane and is about 1.5 miles by road from the southern Bacon Ridge trailhead, allowing riders to combine both trail systems into an epic 30 mile plus adventure. The trail is located entirely outside of Waterworks Park, which is permit only.

      This is a narrow single track style trail with a natural dirt surface, many turns, and elevation changes, similar to Bacon Ridge. It is not a paved path like the B&A Trail or other asphalt bike paths in Anne Arundel County.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Waterworks North Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Please park at the Housley Loop trailhead on Housley Road to access the southern trailhead. To access the northern trailhead, please park at the Generals Highway Corridor Park and ride in, or ride from Bacon Ridge. Do not park in the Defense Highway Parking Lot, which is reserved for permit holders using the fenced Waterworks Park, or on Honeysuckle Lane, which is narrow and does not have room for parking. Finally, do not park on Gomoljak Lane off Honeysuckle Lane. Gomoljak Lane is a private road and all cars parked there will be towed at the owner's expense.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 19, 2020
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      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      1,935 ft
      Total Vertical
      158 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      160 ft
      Reports
      51
      Photos
      70
      Ridden Counter
      1,268

      Photos of Annapolis Waterworks Trail Mountain Bike

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      Oct 10, 2020 @ 11:01am
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      Oct 4, 2020 @ 7:42am
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      Aug 9, 2020 @ 2:20pm
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      Aug 9, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Aug 9, 2020

      Videos of Annapolis Waterworks Trail Mountain Bike

      Waterworks First Ride

      10:23 | 202 | Feb 11, 2020
      WaterWorks MTB Trail AKA (HillWorks) First...

      111 | Feb 11, 2020
      Waterworks Trail in Annapolis,Md with the...

      184 | Feb 11, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1692026BigRoseywishlisttrailHousley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) and 7 more
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 4:29am
      9 hours
      user #121189subgdubbcommenttrailSnake's Revenge
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 6:33pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #2462526dalewegneraddreportHousley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 4:46pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1917239Markh14addreportSolar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      user #1587496dirtbermsvotetrailDuke of Gloucester and 9 more
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 11:54am
      Oct 10, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #121189subgdubbtrailSnake's RevengeWood for the drop has been purchased and will...
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 6:33pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1662302JJBreezytrailSnake's RevengeI rode this trail with my friend on 8/27/2020....
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 9:44am
      Aug 22, 2020
      user #1662302JJBreezytrailHoneysuckle Loop 3 (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)last time i rode this, (mid june 2020) there...
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 8:23am
      Jul 19, 2020
      user #2179872Turdferguson980trailHoneysuckle Through Route (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)Really great trail! Smooth in some places...
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 5:34pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      user #1027077lyophilizationtrailSolar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)For sure ride it counterclockwise unless you...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 4:01am
      Jun 15, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Bacon Ridge 11 11 12.9 km
      Quietwaters Park 6 15.7 km
      North Point State Park16.8 km
      Greenbelt Park 117.6 km
      Patuxent River Park 3 217.9 km
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