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Bacon Ridge Trail: Phase I

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 99' 30 m
Descent: -127' -39 m
High: 134' 41 m
Low: 71' 22 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Ted Hirakawa

A smooth and winding singletrack in Anne Arundel County. Parking is limited.

Ted Hirakawa

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Hunting is allowed the Friday after Thanksgiving for 10 days, followed by the second weekend in January ONLY. Please avoid the area on these dates if at all possible to allow the hunters to do their thing.

Description

Parking is available at the trailhead on Hawkins Rd. Phase II is to begin pending county approval. This trail was built with support from AACo, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, MORE, MET, TrailWerks Cyclery, and Family Bike Shop. Major donors include Specialized Bicycle Company, Quality Bicycle Products, SRLT, Family Bike Shop, TrailWerks Cyclery, SC Logic, and Family Vet Clinic.

Parking is limited to around 10 cars at the entrance of the trailhead. The complete loop takes you back to the parking area. This trail is popular for mountain bikers to use but hikers who are looking for a short hike will also enjoy it. There is some traffic noise from Rt 97 toward the end of the hike.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna

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Sep 15, 2018
Warren Tignor
Took shortest loop. Trail expandable to 7+ miles depending on route selected. Brown markers indicate return to parking loop. 2.4mi — 0h 59m
Aug 23, 2018
Jack Hilton
2mi
Apr 1, 2018
Brandi B
Nice trail. Mostly dry, just a couple of muddy patches. Trees just starting to bud. 2mi

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Trails are easy to follow in Bacon Ridge Natural Area.
Apr 20, 2017 near Crownsv…, MD
Moderate elevation gain up a ridgeline brings a pleasant view overlooking a winding brook.
Apr 20, 2017 near Crownsv…, MD
The trailhead is marked by this informative kiosk.
Apr 20, 2017 near Crownsv…, MD

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