30.2 miles
Distance
2,644 ft
Climb
-2,638 ft
Descent
165 ft
High Point

This route combines all of Bacon Ridge and Waterworks into one epic ride consisting mostly of singletrack, with a pavement connection between both trail systems. Plenty of climbing, especially in Waterworks, but nothing too technical. We will continue to add to the this route as more trail is built in Anne Arundel County.

Bring plenty of water as there are limited opportunities to fill up along the way. Park at the Northern Bacon Ridge trailhead or the Housley Road Waterworks trailhead.

Detailed Description
Anne Arundel County Epic is a 30 mile popular intermediate route located near Annapolis Maryland. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 2,644 ft with a max elevation of 165 ft then descends -2,638 ft.
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8 Reviews & Comments

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Tavenator (Oct 22, 2022 at 17:47)
Not black at all. Not even a little. I'm not sure it's much "tougher" than phase 1 or 2. Intermediate at worst.

I've only been mountain biking a few months and this was not a challenge.
I've only been mountain biking for a few months
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Rezenate (Jul 24, 2021 at 14:38)
Not a black imo. No features, not the most off camber trail I've ridden (not even close). This is a blue...
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thart1216 (Apr 6, 2021 at 17:44)
Great riding and clockwise is a winner. Several steep woopdidos got my attention - will make a better attempt next time. With Waterworks it’s a 5.5 mile trail that I equate to the same effort I make on 9 mile rides in Crested Butte, CO. The difference is here it’s up- down, up- down whereas in CO it’s usually ups lasting several miles or half miles and then you flow down plateaus for many miles.
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Turdferguson980 (Jul 16, 2020 at 17:34)
Really great trail! Smooth in some places roots and rocks in others to keep it fun. A few decent climbs and downhills as well. All around great trail.
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lyophilization (Jun 15, 2020 at 4:01)
For sure ride it counterclockwise unless you hate yourself and want a serious climbing challenge.
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roberson988 (Aug 30, 2019 at 14:29)
Trail Fox
Very easy to mistakenly get on Phase 2 if you start trail heading clockwise.
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subgdubb MORE-MC (Jul 27, 2019 at 17:58)
Best ridden clockwise
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JJBreezy (Nov 11, 2018 at 11:54)
Trail Fox
Very muddy In spots
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    30
More Stats for Anne Arundel County Epic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    12 ft
  • Altitude start
    56 ft
  • Altitude end
    62 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.7%
  • Grade min
    32.8%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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