Wincopin (Savage) Trail

3.86 out of 5
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↑ 500 ft
↓ 400 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
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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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

September 17, 2016
Review: Not bad if you live relatively close. I think the entire loop (including white/yellow) can be made in less than an hour. A lot of the trail is wide, but if you continue to the yellow/white, it transitions to singletrack, some of it through sand. If you're a beginner with hardtail (like me), follow the directions, otherwise, you'll probably need to dismount for two downhill sections over rocks which may be outside your comfort zone. I also dismounted for the yellow trail dh. By comparison, I ride Schaeffer Farms/Hoyles Mill; nothing there is as steep dh/uphill.

However, most of this is very rideable, even for beginners.


January 4, 2016
Review: very nice system. generally wide trails, well built. Some of the elevation changes are steep techy descents and crazy technical climbs. good work out.

Granny Gear

May 5, 2014
Jlenoach Granny Gear  
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.


October 21, 2013
willeye Gramcounter  
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...


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

Similar Trail: Patapsco Avalon

Granny Gear

October 25, 2012
moc9697 Granny Gear  
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


July 7, 2012
maburner Gramcounter  
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


May 20, 2012
maburner Gramcounter  
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


November 5, 2011
maburner Gramcounter  
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


October 27, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
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.

Wincopin (Savage) Trail MTB Trail 3.86 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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