1 miles
Distance
389 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
130 ft
High Point
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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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

More Stats for Solar Park Loop (Annapolis Waterworks Trail) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    84 ft
  • Altitude min
    11 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
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Solar Park Loop... Trail Reports

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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 11:29am
      Jul 21, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 14, 2019 @ 10:37am
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      Aug 15, 2019 @ 7:33pm
      Aug 15, 2019

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