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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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.
  • most popular
  • 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
  • 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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      • 55
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      267
      Trails Mountain Bike
      271
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      272
      Trails Trail Running
      272
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      524 miles
      Total Descent
      115,323 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,562 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,363 ft
      Reports
      591
      Photos
      307
      Ridden Counter
      5,677

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Poverty Creek 23 10 8
      Douthat State Park 6 18 7
      Carvin's Cove 7 14 8 2
      Round Mountain 12 4
      Falling Creek Park 5 7 4
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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
      Hi-Dee-Ho
      Carvin's Cove
      4 Gorge Extension
      Carvin's Cove
      Hotel
      Carvin's Cove
      Lower Comet
      Carvin's Cove
      Enchanted Forest
      Carvin's Cove
      Songbird
      Carvin's Cove
      OG Jump Line
      Carvin's Cove
      Little Bell
      Carvin's Cove
      Lakeside Trail
      Carvin's Cove
      Schoolhouse
      Carvin's Cove
      Buck
      Carvin's Cove

      Blue Ridge Mountain Bike Routes

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      Arcadia Pine Ridge loop
      Arcadia
      12 miles
      VT MTB Enduro Race Route
      Poverty Creek
      15 miles
      Carvin's Sampler
      Roanoke
      13 miles
      EC Loop
      Roanoke
      8 miles
      Arcadia Loop - Pine Ridge/Cove/Little Cove
      Arcadia
      21 miles
      Cove/Little Cove.
      Arcadia
      10 miles
      Spec Mine Dody Ridge Route
      Montvale
      16 miles
      Craig County Special- Fenwick Mines
      Fenwick Mines
      8 miles
      Spec Mines / Dody Ridge
      Roanoke
      16 miles
      Creature From Carvins Cove XCM race
      Carvin's Cove
      43 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 1 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 103 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Blue Ridge Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 2:03pm
      19 hours
      0 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 2:03pm
      19 hours
      trail: White Rock
      135 |
      Dec 27, 2014 @ 1:45pm
      Dec 27, 2014
      trail: White Rock
      142 |
      Dec 27, 2014 @ 1:45pm
      Dec 27, 2014

      Videos of Blue Ridge Mountain Bike

      0:13 | 41 | Jul 12, 2019
      Carvins Cove- Lower OG Line
      0:44 | 308 | Jun 1, 2017
      Carvins Cove - Hi-Dee-Ho
      trail: Hi-Dee-Ho
      4:25 | 376 | May 31, 2017
      Run down Trough (Roanoke VA)
      trail: The Trough
      1:49 | 266 | Apr 12, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Salt Stump
      Douthat State Park
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 9:30pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      DrymtplanetBig tree down

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1251136AvidTrailRidervotetrailPrickly Pear
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:28am
      2 hours
      user #1963394Haromtb116addphoto in My City and 4 more
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 2:03pm
      19 hours
      user #1251136AvidTrailRideraddreportSnakeroot and 2 more
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 4:17pm
      2 days
      user #979902SaclydesdaleaddtrailBackaway Hollow
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 9:47pm
      2 days
      user #979902SaclydesdaleaddtrailBackaway Hollow
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 6:33am
      Oct 20, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1570193mtplanetreportSalt StumpStill down
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:39pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #297080GoDownFasttrailElevator ShaftHead up all. You need the land Access pass for...
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 3:55pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1091798mpowerstrailWilson Creek TrailCame from the Ross Camp trail, three trees...
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      user #1091798mpowerstrailWilson Creek TrailCame from the Ross Camp
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      user #537604t-ricktrailSandy Gap TrailRode with a group in mid September. Awesome...
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 7:06pm
      Sep 8, 2019

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