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      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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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      476
      Trails Mountain Bike
      292
      Trails E-Bike
      165
      Trails Horse
      40
      Trails Hike
      461
      Trails Trail Running
      407
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      4
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      15
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      809 miles
      Total Descent
      160,179 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,975 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,637 ft
      Reports
      1,649
      Photos
      943
      Ridden Counter
      30,274

      Outside Logo Articles

      Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Virginia's Blue Ridge
      Jan 3, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Everything you need to know about mountain biking in Virginia.

      Popular Blue Ridge Region VA Mountain Biking Trails

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

      Blue Ridge Region VA Mountain Bike Routes

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      Gateway to Trillium
      Stone-cutters Hollow
      13 miles
      Carvins Boil Loop
      Roanoke
      8 miles
      Riding the Cove
      Roanoke
      27 miles
      Panduro Loop
      Poverty Creek
      14 miles
      Arcadia Pine Ridge loop
      Arcadia Trail System @ George Washington & Jefferson National Forest
      12 miles
      Carvin's Sampler
      Carvin's Cove
      13 miles
      Horse Trail + Day Creek Loop
      Spec Mines - Dody Ridge
      19 miles
      Carvins Cove Over and Back v1.0
      Carvin's Cove
      12 miles
      Virginia Tech Enduro (2023)
      Poverty Creek
      13 miles
      Best way to ride Hoop Hole
      Hoop Hole
      14 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 31 rides
      Past Week
      • 177 rides

      Photos of Blue Ridge Region VA Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 15, 2024
      trail: Voyager Trail
      60 |
      Jul 7, 2022 @ 6:36pm
      Jul 7, 2022
      trail: Deer Trail
      25 |
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 12:59pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      trail: Deer Trail
      13 |
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 12:59pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      trail: Hi-Dee-Ho
      144 |
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 6:57am
      Nov 1, 2020
      712 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Oct 29, 2018
      trail: Buck
      246 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:27am
      Oct 29, 2018
      trail: Royalty
      797 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:27am
      Oct 29, 2018

      Videos of Blue Ridge Region VA Mountain Bike

      rock punch
      | May 1, 2024
      trail: Wavelength
      | May 25, 2023
      Crash
      97 | Jul 29, 2022
      Rock N Roll Rock Drop
      106 | Feb 18, 2022
      Rock N Roll
      148 | Feb 18, 2022
      'Tree Gap' Jump
      153 | Oct 18, 2021
      Eject!!
      171 | Apr 7, 2021
      trail: Royalty
      0:11 | | Jul 27, 2020

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      Recent Comments

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      dakodajacII2trailReservoir Hollow TrailBlack climb for sure. Really fun and...
      Jul 11, 2024 @ 2:58pm
      3 days
      slmullertrailOnion MountainNot much tech but a fun, loose high speed...
      Jul 9, 2024 @ 6:43am
      Jul 9, 2024
      EllenWpNvaNtrailThe TroughNot to bad a climb. Mostly easy single track,...
      Jun 20, 2024 @ 4:56am
      Jun 20, 2024
      scrubaduckytrailThe GauntletAbsolutely do not need 160mm travel. 140mm...
      Apr 27, 2024 @ 7:29am
      Apr 27, 2024
      JTP96trailThe GauntletListed as a blue, definitely a black. Fast and...
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 8:49pm
      Apr 23, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike292501 miles94,058 ft240 miles3,835 ft
      7801,6485041,828
      E-Bike165277 miles48,396 ft128 miles3,012 ft
      1,439131,805
      Horse4043 miles5,732 ft18 miles2,352 ft
      3221
      Hike461802 miles157,907 ft382 miles3,976 ft
      1031,63222,107
      Trail Running407732 miles148,953 ft352 miles3,976 ft
      581,63021,022
      Dirtbike/Moto46 miles49 ft2,572 ft1,381 ft
      28612
      ATV/ORV/OHV1521 miles482 ft5 miles2,238 ft
      28511
      Snowmobile12 miles1,329 ft2 miles1,329 ft
      11
      Nordic Ski11,509 ft112 ft
      210
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