1 mile
Distance
389 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
00:11:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Solar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks ) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Annapolis Waterworks Trail
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    City of Annapolis

Very unique loop best ridden counter clockwise. The low side of the loop includes awesome progressive benched trail dipping down near the water of the old Annapolis reservoir. The upper side of the loop follows the fence of the largest solar project located on a landfill in the United States, which offers dramatic views of the topography below.

Access Info

To enter the loop from the Defense Highway parking lot, look for the stepping stone crossing across the creek that runs from the spillway of the reservoir dam, about 100 feet down the creek from the dam. DO NOT PARK IN THE DEFENSE HIGHWAY PARKING LOT TO ACCES THE TRAIL. PLEASE PARK AT THE HOUSLEY ROAD TRAILHEAD AND ENTER FROM THERE.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Solar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    84 ft
  • Altitude min
    11 ft
  • Altitude max
    130 ft
  • Altitude start
    11 ft
  • Altitude end
    95 ft
  • Grade
    1.176%
  • Grade max
    -53.204%
  • Grade min
    60.644%
  • Distance climb
    3,749 ft
  • Distance down
    2,486 ft
  • Distance flat
    908 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:33
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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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      Solar Park Loop... Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2020 @ 10:04am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Plenty of Leaves on the trails
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 7:56am
      Oct 28, 2020
      Trail is running well except for all the leaves that make it very difficult to see the trail at all times.
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 1:23pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 6:11am
      Sep 3, 2020
      “Upper Part bear Solar Panels is completely overgrown!
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Jul 11, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 215 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 369 rides
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      Photos

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      41 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      40 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      41 |
      Apr 30, 2020 @ 3:56am
      Apr 30, 2020
      32 |
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 9:50am
      Dec 14, 2019

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      Tour de Annapolis Waterworks
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag lyophilization (Jun 15, 2020 at 4:01)
       For sure ride it counterclockwise unless you hate yourself and want a serious climbing challenge.
      [Reply]

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