1.2 miles
Distance
175 ft
Climb
-153 ft
Descent
00:10:18
Avg time
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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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #48329 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10756 in Trail Running
    • #5968 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Housley Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    23 ft
  • Altitude min
    43 ft
  • Altitude max
    120 ft
  • Altitude start
    68 ft
  • Altitude end
    92 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -21.1%
  • Grade min
    18.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,028 ft
  • Distance down
    2,720 ft
  • Distance flat
    679 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:43
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)
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      Housley Loop... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 76 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 696 rides
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      May 12, 2021 @ 7:02pm
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      May 23, 2020 @ 11:19am
      May 23, 2020
      97 |
      Apr 4, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Apr 4, 2020
      55 |
      Apr 4, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Apr 4, 2020

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Turdferguson980 (Jun 10, 2020 at 17:18)
       Awesome trails! Very fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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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      Housley Loop Trail
      7:06 | 81 | Apr 23, 2021 , Annapolis
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