Scenic Rivers Land Trust is adapting and expanding our signature annual community event in order to adjust to the unusual circumstances of 2020.

This year we’re celebrating Walk & Ride for the Woods!

This reimagined community event and fundraiser will take place throughout the month of October 2020 and will be a combination of virtual and self-guided hikes and opportunities to fundraise via our walking, running, and biking challenge.

Join the Walk & Ride for the Woods Challenge! 

Scenic Rivers is challenging the Anne Arundel County community to get out and enjoy the natural and scenic spaces of our beautiful county—by walking, running, or biking—during the month of October.

Set a goal, tell your friends and family, and raise some funds to protect our community’s natural, open places!

Maybe you want to walk or bike 20 miles for 2020. Or maybe your goal will be to hike every trail in Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Or cycle 100 miles throughout south county…or 400 miles! Or, maybe it will be to mountain bike in Bacon Ridge every day (that the trails are dry) for a month. Or complete each of the Scenic Rivers self-guided hikes of Bacon Ridge with your family. Or maybe a combination of all of the above?

You decide. We’ll be here to cheer you on.

Learn how to join in the challenge at

Self-Guided Hikes

To honor the spirit of our traditional Walk for the Woods event, which has always celebrated families enjoying and learning about the outdoors through the beauty and serenity of the 1,000+ acre Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville, Scenic Rivers staff are preparing a series of self-guided hikes within Bacon Ridge, similar in format to the successful self-guided history hike we offered in June. Hike topics include: Tree and Invasive Species Identification; Birds of Bacon Ridge; and History.

These hikes will be supported with digital trail guides, short videos, and temporary trail signs. Hikes will range from 1 to 4 miles. Online materials will be available at and temporary trail signs will be posted beginning October 1.