Rosaryville State Park

4.34 out of 5
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↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
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Trail Description
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Trail Description: Rosaryville is an excellent mountain biking and equestrian destination with a main perimeter trail 8 miles in length. It consists of a lot of tight twisty singletrack with some short steep hills built and designed in cooperation with IMBA's trail building guru and former trail crew member Rich Edwards. There are beautiful overlooks, awesome flora and fauna, large open fields. The trails offer something for all levels, but tend toward moderate speed singletrack, with moderate climbs, and most of the trail is under the cool canopy of mature hardwoods. Some technical sections will require beginners to dismount, but intermediate riders should find most sections rideable and challenging. Trails are not crowded, but keep a close eye out for the occasional equestrian rider or hiker.

Cost for park access is $3 per Md. car and $4 per out of state vehicle. Ride in access is free so park at the nearby shopping center and ride in! Trail maps are available at the Mt. Airy mansion on the other side of the park off Rosaryville Rd. 8-4 weekdays or at the Cedarville Park complex or on the DNR web site at
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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A: No

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Reviews (109)

Granny Gear

September 8, 2019
Floto Granny Gear  
Review: Great Singletrack with nice hills and downhills. Good areas to jump and do tricks. Definitely going back


June 17, 2019
Ken Harris Doubletrack  
Review: These trails could be fabulous with a little bit of work. Sadly, there are many mud pits, ruts and puddles along the way which slow down an otherwise very fast ride. Some of the puddles are deep with soft mud at the bottom, some of the bridges look dangerous and some are missing completely. The trails themselves are fun to ride with lots of flow, and only some technical spots. It would be a very easy ride for beginners if they were repaired.

Granny Gear

May 29, 2019
Review: This trail is in need of some love, I'd be more than happy to donate my time to maintain/ repair some spots on this trail, I feel like every time I ride here I come across a new problem spot that wasn't there a few rides ago, the inner loop was great at one time but now it's starting to need some attention. I wish this trail would get the love and maintenance that some other trails get like fountainhead or patapsco. I hope to hear about a trail work day in the future , I'll be there!


August 14, 2018
Review: I gave it a 4 only because the trails were not bad but not great due to all this rain we been having for the past several weeks.

Granny Gear

July 27, 2018
Primo_tito Granny Gear  
Review: almost no signage. There is a small inner loop, its almost impossible to find. sometimes there is an orange road cone marking it


May 2, 2018
Review: Ive already done review on Perimeter Trail you can find below. This is a review of the Inner Loop. So it is billed as more technical for those seeking that. It lives up to its billing. Lots of log piles, some trail whoops you can jump, and some drops in the 1-2 foot height range. All except for a few log piles are rideable around if you dont want to do it. I would categorize it as intermediate. This year is my 2nd year back riding since a long layoff after 90s and is the year to get into jumps and drops. This was a perfect trail to start with. Nothing epic but if you are a decent rider just starting to do jumps and drops, these will test your metal while being doable. I did every feature there on a hardtail, although some I had to session a few times to get (especially the big log piles going uphill). The drops just commit to and you can do them first time. If you dont have a dropper post drop your saddle before you start. Imo trail is designed to be ridden in the direction of the drops as it is more fun this way, although it can be ridden other direction and is def not boring. I was getting a little bored with Perimeter Trail as it is just not challenging to me anymore. If you feel the same, hit the Inner Loop.

Similar Trail: Parts of Schaeffer Farms


March 7, 2018
Review: Check out my review of trail after wind storms on Youtube at DADventureTV.

Granny Gear

March 4, 2018
jcmiller1 Granny Gear  
Review: Ok, so I always say I'm going to write a review but I never do. Well, not today! This trail is exactly as advertised. Fast and flowy with short, punchy climbs (nothing long or sustained and you're quickly rewarded with a modest but fun descent). You'll need to be mindful of the occasional horse apple as this is an equestrian-friendly trail as well. I only encountered a few other riders and hikers and you can come up on them quite unexpectedly, so be mindful and keep yourself in check. The trails could do with a bit of maintenance because of a few fallen trees and some debris scattered about, but this was to be expected after 2 horrendously windy days last week. All in all this was nice trail clocking in at around 9ish miles. If you haven't given it a go yet, do so. I know I'll be back.


October 12, 2017
rmap01 Doubletrack  
Review: Rosaryville is mostly about flow. The perimeter (outer) loop (~9 miles) has plenty of opportunity for riding at speed. If you ride clockwise, there's really only one noteworthy climb - right after a bridge crossing - which is very doable for those with decent cardio fitness. There's also a two mile "inner loop" about midway through the perimeter trail which adds variety in the form of obstacles, very narrow trails and several ledges where you can air it out. At the end of the inner loop you reconnect with the perimeter trail. Because this is a bit of a hike for me I like to do 2 or 3 laps. Just be careful of riders coming from the opposite direction especially around the blind curves. On a final note be forewarned that these trail do not drain well and should not be ridden a day or two after any meaningful rain or especially after the spring thaw.

Granny Gear

October 7, 2017
Webbsa Granny Gear  
Review: Nice trail. Plenty of fast flow riding.

Rosaryville State Park MTB Trail 4.34 out of 5 based on 109 ratings. 109 user reviews.
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