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      For current trail conditions, visit waterworkstrail.com. Know before you go!

      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
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: City of Annapolis
      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 Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 6, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,923 ft
      Total Vertical
      158 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      160 ft
      Reports
      195
      Photos
      83
      Ridden Counter
      2,976

      Photos of Annapolis Waterworks Trail Mountain Bike

      22 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 5:14am
      Apr 16, 2022
      50 |
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 7:22pm
      Jul 2, 2021
      69 |
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 7:03am
      Jun 8, 2021
      46 |
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 3:21pm
      Nov 21, 2020
      93 |
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      74 |
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 5:22am
      Nov 22, 2019
      137 |
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 7:33pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      141 |
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:48pm
      Aug 4, 2019

      Videos of Annapolis Waterworks Trail Mountain Bike

      Honeysuckle Loop 1
      2:07 | 161 | May 10, 2021 , Annapolis
      Honeysuckle Loop 2
      3:11 | 84 | May 10, 2021 , Annapolis
      Snake's Revenge
      1:25 | 141 | May 10, 2021 , Annapolis
      Duke of Gloucester
      5:12 | 91 | May 10, 2021 , Annapolis
      Honeysuckle Through Route
      89 | May 8, 2021 , Annapolis
      Honeysuckle Loop 3
      3:04 | 94 | May 6, 2021 , Annapolis
      Coheed and Camber Trail
      0:27 | 78 | May 6, 2021 , Annapolis
      Silopanna Loop Trail
      7:28 | 109 | May 6, 2021 , Annapolis

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Solar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 9:19pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      Variabledb-11 There's a large widowmaker hanging over...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1058657tony-m-13wishlistrouteTour de Annapolis Waterworks
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 8:36pm
      Aug 11, 2022
      user #2985562db-11difficultyvotetrailWoodland Trail Loop
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 12:29am
      Aug 8, 2022
      user #3133977svenusawishlistrouteTour de Annapolis Waterworks
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 3:00pm
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #2985562db-11commenttrailPine Line Skills Trail
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 9:27pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      user #2985562db-11addreportHousley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) and 4 more
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      Aug 5, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2985562db-11trailPine Line Skills TrailIn pretty sad shape, would be a great little...
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 9:27pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      user #2985562db-11trailWoodland Trail LoopNot a black trail IMO, just a blue trail with...
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 3:55pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      user #2152461DADventureTVtrailWoodland Trail LoopNo black features. It’s rated black because...
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 6:57am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #121189subgdubbtrailWoodland Trail LoopThart1216 doesn’t know what he/she is...
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 3:56am
      Jun 6, 2021
      user #2501061thart1216trailSilopanna Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail)Great riding and clockwise is a winner....
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Bacon Ridge 11 23 32.9 km
      Quietwaters Park 8 25.7 km
      Kent Island 213.5 km
      North Point State Park16.8 km
      Greenbelt Park 117.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1914 miles1,923 ft5 miles157 ft
      #1,549#8418219521,532
      Hike1714 miles1,890 ft5 miles157 ft
      #1,187#7391194103
      Trail Running1714 miles1,890 ft5 miles157 ft
      #1,195#73919458
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