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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Come see why Roanoke and Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the Mountain Bike Capital of the East. The Blue Ridge Mountains have produced the best mountain biking trails in the East Coast. Whether you are into single speed, downhill, or cross country you will be spent after a day on these trails.

      The region is home to multiple trail systems — Mill Mountain Park, Explore Park, Douthat State Park, and Carvins Cove to name a few — that include multiple ride options that can give you a short half-hour ride or occupy you all day long. Add each of these areas to your bucket list, check them off one at a time, and be prepared to come back again and again.

      And we’re not ashamed to say the region is home to a few stand-alone epic trails as well. These are classic Roanoke mountain bike rides and not for the faint at heart. Some are one-way rides, so consider a shuttle and plan in advance. These adventures include the Patterson Creek Trail System, Arcadia Up and Over, Dragon’s Back and Dody Ridge.
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      Region Details
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      • 123
      • 61
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of 8 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      311
      Trails Mountain Bike
      318
      Trails E-Bike
      124
      Trails Hike
      393
      Trails Trail Running
      393
      Trails Horse
      13
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      604 miles
      Total Descent
      125,271 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,562 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,363 ft
      Reports
      709
      Photos
      588
      Ridden Counter
      9,255

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Poverty Creek 23 10 8
      Douthat State Park 7 18 7
      Carvin's Cove 7 13 8 2
      Spec Mines - Dody Ridge 5 5 4
      Waid Park 4 13 2
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      Popular Blue Ridge Mountain Biking Trails

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      4 Gorge
      Carvin's Cove
      The Gauntlet
      Carvin's Cove
      The Trough
      Carvin's Cove
      Horse Pen
      Carvin's Cove
      4 Gorge Extension
      Carvin's Cove
      Hi-Dee-Ho
      Carvin's Cove
      Hotel
      Carvin's Cove
      Songbird
      Carvin's Cove
      Lower Comet
      Carvin's Cove
      OG Jump Line
      Carvin's Cove
      Lakeside Trail
      Carvin's Cove
      Enchanted Forest
      Carvin's Cove
      Buck
      Carvin's Cove
      Schoolhouse
      Carvin's Cove
      Tuck-A-Way
      Roanoke

      Blue Ridge Mountain Bike Routes

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      Riding the Cove
      Roanoke
      27 miles
      Arcadia Pine Ridge loop
      Arcadia
      12 miles
      VT MTB Enduro Race Route
      Poverty Creek
      15 miles
      Middle Mountain Momma Youth
      Douthat State Park
      4 miles
      Carvin's Sampler
      Roanoke
      13 miles
      Out-N-About
      Carvin's Cove
      17 miles
      EC Loop
      Roanoke
      8 miles
      Cove/Little Cove.
      Arcadia
      10 miles
      Craig County Special- Fenwick Mines
      Fenwick Mines
      8 miles
      Arcadia Loop - Pine Ridge/Cove/Little Cove
      Arcadia
      21 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 16 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 9 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 138 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Blue Ridge Mountain Bike

      trail: Royalty
      7 |
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 7:50am
      Jul 27, 2020
      trail: Royalty
      11 |
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 7:50am
      Jul 27, 2020
      trail: White Rock
      148 |
      Dec 27, 2014 @ 1:45pm
      Dec 27, 2014
      trail: White Rock
      152 |
      Dec 27, 2014 @ 1:45pm
      Dec 27, 2014

      Videos of Blue Ridge Mountain Bike

      trail: Royalty
      0:11 | | Jul 27, 2020
      Douthat State Park - Blue Suck Falls Trail crash
      0:13 | 101 | May 11, 2020
      0:08 | 15 | Nov 23, 2019
      0:13 | 112 | Jul 12, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Intermediate Jump Line
      Falling Creek Park
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      DryMTBXterraOver grown and doesn't look maintained....
      Beginner DH
      Falling Creek Park
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      DryMTBXterraOver grown and doesn't look maintained....

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #736796williedaddreport4 Gorge and 3 more
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      3 hours
      user #613588KylnmanaddtrailBald Mountain East
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 12:46pm
      10 hours
      user #1990484granteeeeastriddentrailIndian Pipe and 2 more
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 2:57pm
      1 days
      user #1975970KennymcwishlisttrailMatthews State Forest MTB Trail
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #2334426JrslateriddentrailPoverty Creek and 10 more
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:51pm
      Aug 2, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2054143D91marttrailThe GauntletDescription is wrong it’s a double black...
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 2:36pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #892597UtahJohntrailBuckIs this area dog friendly or not?
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:57am
      Jul 20, 2020
      user #2147183ja-liutrailHammond HollowBeautiful smooth singletrack. No technical...
      May 28, 2020 @ 2:12pm
      May 28, 2020
      user #2032454PatMAEtrailRoyaltyReally awesome trail to get a taste of...
      May 20, 2020 @ 10:03pm
      May 20, 2020
      user #2032454PatMAEtrailOG Jump LineIncredible trail. Just loose enough in...
      May 20, 2020 @ 9:53pm
      May 20, 2020

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