1 mile
Distance
252 ft
Climb
-232 ft
Descent
00:11:25
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Housley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks ) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Annapolis Waterworks Trail
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    City of Annapolis

This is the most accessible loop in the Annapolis Waterworks Trail and provides public access and parking from Housley Road. Fast and flowy single track.

Access Info

Park on Housley Road on the shoulder near the Stone Point Apartments. Look for the trailhead to your right in the woods on the left side of the stormwater drain.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Housley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    21 ft
  • Altitude min
    35 ft
  • Altitude max
    123 ft
  • Altitude start
    69 ft
  • Altitude end
    90 ft
  • Grade
    0.323%
  • Grade max
    -24.349%
  • Grade min
    27.439%
  • Distance climb
    2,950 ft
  • Distance down
    2,779 ft
  • Distance flat
    661 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:35
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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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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  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Housley Loop... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 197 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 350 rides
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      Photos

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      May 23, 2020 @ 11:19am
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      Apr 4, 2020 @ 3:26pm
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      Apr 4, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Apr 4, 2020
      32 |
      Apr 4, 2020 @ 3:25pm
      Apr 4, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Turdferguson980 (Jun 10, 2020 at 17:18)
       Awesome trails! Very fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag lyophilization (Jun 15, 2020 at 3:54)
       I would suggest riding this counter clockwise. A few more fun features that way.
      [Reply]

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