9 miles
Distance
1,191 ft
Climb
-1,190 ft
Descent
01:11:05
Avg time
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Perimeter Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Rosaryville State Park
    Waldorf, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21054 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a real fun flowy trail that can be ridden in both directions.
There are two "moderate'ish" climbs, that are either a little steep for a green trail, or have a lot of roots.
Over all the trail is pretty easy and good for anyone that feels comfortable on rolling and twisty singletrack.

From the back left of the parking lot, head on the trail and in about 60 feet, choose either left or right.
I hear most people go right, so when you hit the inner loop you can add that on in the right direction.

This is a shared use trail with lots of hikers, runners and equestrians, so don't be a dick and keep it under 100mph.
The trail isn't hard to follow, just keep on the well traveled route, however the trail markings leave a bit to be desired.

Parking costs $3 for MD residents and $4 for out of state. Unless you have some sort of state park pass, but I don't know if that's a thing.

Access Info

Follow signs to the Perimeter Trail head. The trail is at the back left of the lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Perimeter Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    83 ft
  • Altitude max
    239 ft
  • Altitude start
    145 ft
  • Altitude end
    146 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -35.353%
  • Grade min
    31.381%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:11:05
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Status:
on Dec 25, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Perimeter Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 25, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      Major erosion (roots exposed due to erosion). Relative to early December, a couple of small muddy spots. Over the last 4 years, though, many roots...
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 8:44am
      Nov 18, 2018
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 10:21am
      Oct 7, 2018
      Hard packed dirt, dry
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 8:00pm
      Oct 6, 2018
      Smooth and easy 9 miles with a moderate technical portion in inner loop to included drops, jumps, and log obstacles
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 135 rides
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      Perimeter Trail, My City
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      Sep 7, 2018 @ 11:55am
      Sep 7, 2018
      Perimeter Trail, My City

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Bennnnnn (Jun 14, 2018 at 19:24)
       Honestly, this is a pretty good trail. It makes good use of the terrain, with some short but fun and flowy descents. The climbs are never gut busting, which is nice. It just seems to need some drainage improvements. However, I have only been on this trail once and it could have just been uncharacteristically wet.
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