Wincopin (Savage) Trail

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6
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
278
elevation (ft)
5.4
avg mph
24
ridden
24
wishlist
0:29
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.92 out of 5
About This Trail
added by maburner Gramcounter on September 2, 2011
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Staying in the Main Wincopin Trail system via the main parking area it is about a 4.5 mile intermediate ride or add the Yellow and White Trails for an extra 2.0 Miles up and back of advanced stream crossings, log rolls, and rock gardens, all makable.



The recommended route from the Main Trail Head: There is some doubling back but it maximizes the distance while minimizing overlap in the same direction and makeability:







Start: Main Parking Lot->Stait on Red Trail, this is the main (wide) trail through the park)-> Left on Green Trail->The Green trail merges with the Blue Trail, stay on it all the way to down to almost river level (This portion of the trail is not on many maps)->Make a Left on to the Green Trail (The Middle Patuxent River is in front of you), make a hard Left and follow a wide section of trail that runs along the Little Patuxent River, past the ruins of an old bridge, make a hard Left and up a “long” hill-> Merge back with the Blue trail-> Make a Left and stay on the Blue trail (don’t go straight on the Green Trail), make a Left back on the Green trail and down some stairs (Line: Left on the first section, it turns Right and cross the stairs, then ride down the right of the stairs), make a left and ride along the Little Patuxent River->Make a Left on the Blue tail and back up the hill->Trail merges with the Green (Yes you have been here before)->Make a Left and stay on the Blue trail (don’t go straight on the Green Trail)->Make a Right (don’t go Left this time) and the trail merges with the Green trail->Make a Left on the Green trail (don't go straight on the Blue trail), cross a small bridge->Left on the Red trail->Quick Left again on the Red trail and go down the stairs, and ride along the Middle Patuxent River, this loops around, [Advanced option: Make hard Left on the Yellow this is a short loop and comes back around to almost the same spot. It has a quick drop and back up a rock garden. If you want more, follow the White trail along the Middle Patuxent under the I-95 for about a mile until you get to Vollmerhaussen Rd. almost at Murray Hill Rd. The Trail ends here and you have to go back the way you came. The White trail is by far the most challenging option with log rolls, stream crossings, and rock gardens…all makeable at times (Rains affect the trails). A mile up and a mile back.]-> Make a Left on the Red Trail, go straight at the next fork->Make a Right on the Green Trail->Left on the Blue trail->Right on the Red Trail->Back to the parking lot.
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Jlenoach on May 5, 2014
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Review: A great trail that's meticulously maintained. The recent rain/flooding has damaged much of the lower river-side trails but I'm sure this will be cleaned up soon. You can spend a least a few hours exploring single track and some semi-technical drops. If you live in the area check it out ..not the most technical ride you'll ever experience, but a beautiful river-flanked ride with some neat ruins.

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willeye on October 21, 2013
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Review: I've ridden from Savage Mill to Lake Elkhorn in Columbia... Haven't had much time to discover the wooded trails due to work & lack of day light... But I will let you know as I discover more trails... The paved trail is good for exercise and I've been hitting it at night with a head light and bike light..... Safe, clear and partial paved... Some fun lips to smack on the sides of the trail... Looking to discover more... Its close to home for me...

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maburner on February 9, 2013
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Review: All the trails are in good condition and clear. Everything is makable and fun.

Similar Trail: Patapsco Avalon

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moc9697 on October 25, 2012
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Review: Good stuff could use a trail map at parking lot to explain all different trails but it was fun wish I had more time to try them all

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maburner on July 7, 2012
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Review: The storm of Friday June 29th blew over numerous trees. As of today all is clear. At this time there are three extra log rolls in the main park, including one technical one on the Yellow trail. At the East end of the White Trail there is now a double log roll. All is clear and makeable.

Similar Trail: Like a small Avalon/Patapsco

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maburner on May 20, 2012
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Review: If you are a local you have got to try this trail. I ride Patapsco, Gambrill, and Fountain Head…which are within an hour of this trail and favorites of mine…and though it isn’t one of these it is respectable. Since my last review, locals have done a lot of work on the trails. I just rode the trail today and my bike barely got mud on it. There is a “boggy” area just west of I-95 that has a new trail around it; it runs closer to the Middle Patuxent. There are also a few new obstacles including a log you can ride the length of that is near where the Blue and Green Trails split.

Similar Trail: A Little Patapsco

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maburner on November 5, 2011
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Review: Rode last night. All trails are clear, including the Yellow. Leaves covering the White Trail, but you can make out the trail. Whole network is makeable again. Enjoy!* Review edited 11/10/2011

* Review edited 11/10/2011

Similar Trail: Mini-Patapsco

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jfigel76 on October 27, 2011
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Review: These trails are close to my house and I ride here often. Trails are well maintained and see a lot of hikers and dog walkers there. No dabs or dismounts. There are a few step sections that can be cleaned, but more difficult if going uphill. Some good views of the rivers nearby. Can be linked up with a rail trail that goes to Lake Elkhorn or to Savage Mill Trail to add more mileage or scenery.

Similar Trail: PVSP, Rosaryville, Schaffer Farm.

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jfigel76 on October 27, 2011
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Review: Portions of the Wincopin Trail (Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) are marked with colored blazes on trees. These trails total 3.73 miles. Initially, all trails follow the paved Red Trail south out of the parking lot. Other trails branch from this main stem; the intersections are marked by square wooden signposts. Some trail segments are level and relatively easy riding; many portions are rocky; all contain steep slopes—some more than others. The trails are heavily used by joggers and dog walkers.

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jfigel76 on October 25, 2011
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Review: Rode back here Geocaching a few times. Trail is linear and connects with Savage Mill Trails on the south end. Nice views of river and I-95 bridge. Can be better maintained and overgrown in the summer. Some technical spots as well as deep sand in places. Can be wet as it is a valley.

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maburner on October 8, 2011
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Review: Trails have been cleaned up. Only the Yellow Trail has a tree down that requires a hike a bike.

Similar Trail: Patapsco Avalon...just short and sweet

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Jkizz on October 4, 2011
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Review: Great single track to be had here. Can't recommend the white blazed trail enough, as it is fast and full of technical rocky sections. I was able to get in 6.5 miles by riding the trails at random. There was some doubling back, but the signs are very clearly placed and it seems hard to get lost (I rode back during twilight my first time and had no problems navigating). I saw some erosion damage from the storms this summer. However, it is nothing a good bunny hop or quick hike n bike can't fix. I recommend this for locals in Columbia who don't feel like getting on 95 to Patapsco or enthusiasts who just want a change of scenery. - Side note: There is a big yellow speed limit sign for bikers at the trail head (10 mph).

Similar Trail: Similar, but on a much smaller scale, to Avalon trails at Patapsco.

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maburner on September 12, 2011
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Review: Hurricane Irene blew down a few trees creating a hike a bike situation. Furthermore a little erosion form the storms caused a few placed to be unmake able for me....

Similar Trail: It has many aspects of Avalon in a smaller area...plus the stairs are fun.

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