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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 Jul 2, 2020
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      1,911 ft
      Total Vertical
      158 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      160 ft
      Reports
      36
      Photos
      61
      Ridden Counter
      874

      Photos of Annapolis Waterworks Trail Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:43pm
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      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      6 |
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      11 |
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Jun 6, 2020

      Videos of Annapolis Waterworks Trail Mountain Bike

      Waterworks First Ride
      10:23 | 111 | Feb 11, 2020
      WaterWorks MTB Trail AKA (HillWorks) First...
      69 | Feb 11, 2020
      Waterworks Trail in Annapolis,Md with the...
      98 | Feb 11, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2193588RitchievailwishlisttrailDuke of Gloucester
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 12:41pm
      10 hours
      user #2179872Turdferguson980addreportSolar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 8:36pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      user #2179872Turdferguson980riddentrailSolar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 8:35pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      user #121189subgdubbaddphoto in Annapolis, Maryland, United States and 1 more
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      user #1238475sna-mockcheckintrailHousley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) and 9 more
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 11:48am
      Jun 29, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1027077lyophilizationtrailSolar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)For sure ride it counterclockwise unless you...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 4:01am
      Jun 15, 2020
      user #1027077lyophilizationtrailHousley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)I would suggest riding this counter clockwise....
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 3:54am
      Jun 15, 2020
      user #2179872Turdferguson980trailHousley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)Awesome trails! Very fun
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 5:18pm
      Jun 10, 2020
      user #121189subgdubbtrailSilopanna Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)Best ridden clockwise
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      Jul 27, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Bacon Ridge 11 11 12.9 km
      Quietwaters Park5.7 km
      North Point State Park16.8 km
      Greenbelt Park 117.6 km
      Patuxent River Park 3 217.9 km
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