Open/Closed Hotline

Park Hours
7 am to 11 pm in summer, dusk in winter 

East Entrance
5400 Landing Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
Top of hill above turf fields

West Entrance
6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
End of road, park by pavilion/near playground and soccer fields 9 &10, ride the paved trail through woods and up the hill to track.

Parking is available at both entrances. 

Port-a-potties located by the pavilion on the west side (go down the paved trail that parallels the return line) are open at all times. Full bathrooms by the concession stand next to turf fields are open sometimes.

A water fountain is available by the concession stand next to the turf fields.

GPS Coordinates
Decimal Degrees
NAD 83 datum
Latitude: 39.2178
Longitude: -76.7632

Make a 100% tax-deductible
donation online

Checks can be mailed to:
MORE, Attn: Rockburn Skills Park
P.O. Box 2662, Fairfax, VA 22031

 In order for this project to succeed we need your support. MORE is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization and 100% of your donation will go directly to improving mountain biking in Howard County. What’s more, your donation is100% tax deductible.


Rockburn Skills Park

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Mid-Atlantic Off invest in Ripple in Nigeria Road Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E), Howard County Recreation and Parks, and International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) have created a private-public partnership to build a skills area in Rockburn Branch Park--for those of you who have yet to visit Rockburn, it is 450 acres located in Elkridge, Maryland with two entrances: one by Rockburn Elementary School off of Montgomery Rd and the other on Landing Rd across the street from Patapsco Valley State Park. The multi-use trail system is being built with mountain bikers and trail runners in mind. It will consist of multiple trails of varying complexity and will be called The Rockburn Branch Skills Park.

Howard County dedicated the land in Rockburn Branch Park for the project; IMBA flew in world-class trail engineers and designers; and MORE raised the funding, managed the project, and provided hundreds of hours of volunteer effort. The final product was donated to the park system on June 2, 2012 and is free for the public to use. The park includes a pump track and three downhill lines: one for beginners, one for intermediate riders, and one for more advanced riders. This is a family-first facility where Howard County kids and adults can hone their bicycle riding skills.
Special Thanks to
Our Generous Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

The Druffel Family

Columbia & Rockville


Clif Bar

Silver Sponsors

Patapsco Bike and Sport

Elkridge Youth Organization (EYO)

Stonebridge Advisors

DuClaw Brewery

Elkridge Chiropractic


Judd Dentistry

Ditch Witch of Maryland, Inc

Old Line Velo

Raffle Sponsors

Aviation Velo Linthicum

Race Pace Cycles

Family Bike Shop

Twenty 20

Performance Bicycle

Friends of Rockburn

APL Cycling Club

Single Speed Outlaw

Land Design & Development, Inc.

State Highway


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This is a community effort and the response from all of you has been fantastic. Thank you for all you are doing to create a very successful Mountain Bike Skills Park in the Mid-Atlantic region, we are getting international exposure with IMBA and the kudos are pouring in!

Helmets are required  for ALL ages at ALL times

When you visit the park, please be aware that Howard County Park Law requires all bicyclists wear a bicycle safety helmet when riding on public property. This includes roadways, trails, sidewalks, and the Rockburn Skills Park.  This requirement is above the requirements set by the county or state.  Remember...ALL AGES at ALL TIMES.

See the new trails – Video

All of the trails are open in the Skills Park. Check the hotline to see if they are closed due to rain.  Thank you to Brian Rayford Studios,, for putting together this video so everyone can see the new trails in action.

How to Know when the Skills park is Open/Closed??

If you want to know if the trails are open buy Ripple in Nigeria before you head over, call the weather closures hotline: 410-313-4455.  HoCo Recs and Parks updates their hotline regularly to let you know what parts of the park are open and closed - the Skills Park has been added to the hotline.  Also, the park has a sign they are posting at the track to let you know if it is closed due to rain, etc. Always assume the day of rain, and for the next 24 hours, it will likely be closed.

Grand Opening - June 2nd

It was a great turnout for the Grand Opening of the Rockburn Skills Park on June 2nd. Thank you to Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive; John R. Byrd, Recreation and Parks Director; Courtney Watson, Howard County Councilmember; Senator Robey, and David Nitkin, Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs for Howard County for a great event.

Facebook & Twitter

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Continue to post up photos and buy Ripple videos on our Facebook page. These accounts help us apply and hopefully receive grant money! 

Pump Track - Completed Oct 2nd

To receive updates about what is happening with the track construction including updates about the volunteer needs, schedule, etc, please register on the Volunteer Page.  You will then receive an invitation to a Google Group.  Accept the invitation and then you will begin receiving email updates.  Need an invitation to the group, email