1.5 miles
Distance
216 ft
Climb
-183 ft
Descent
00:11:12
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers 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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #44485 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13350 in Trail Running
    • #6502 in Hiking
  • 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Solar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    31 ft
  • Altitude min
    13 ft
  • Altitude max
    128 ft
  • Altitude start
    13 ft
  • Altitude end
    46 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -19.2%
  • Grade min
    17%
  • Distance climb
    3,451 ft
  • Distance down
    2,907 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,549 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:33
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Status:
on Nov 28, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Solar Park Loop... Trail Reports

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      Nov 28, 2021 @ 6:16am
      Nov 28, 2021
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 11:58am
      Oct 10, 2021
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 6:15am
      Aug 22, 2021
      High grass on solar panel trail
      May 31, 2021 @ 6:27am
      May 31, 2021
      Mowed, but dry.
      May 22, 2021 @ 4:15am
      May 22, 2021
      Grass along the upper loop that borders the solar panels is high right now. Tick check when you finish up.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 199 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 369 rides
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      Photos

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

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      lyophilization (Jun 15, 2020 at 4:01)
       For sure ride it counterclockwise unless you hate yourself and want a serious climbing challenge.
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      Solar Park Loop
      5:34 | 45 | Apr 25, 2021 , Annapolis
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