28 miles
Distance
4,775 ft
Climb
-4,766 ft
Descent
172 ft
High Point

This epic ride combines all of Bacon Ridge and Waterworks into one epic ride consisting mostly of singletrack, with a pavent 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.

Route Supporters
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Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (www.more-mtb.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Anne Arundel County Epic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    12 ft
  • Altitude start
    58 ft
  • Altitude end
    67 ft
  • Grade
    0.006%
  • Grade max
    -33.879%
  • Grade min
    40.869%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
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