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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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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      449
      Trails Mountain Bike
      325
      Trails E-Bike
      154
      Trails Horse
      22
      Trails Hike
      433
      Trails Trail Running
      431
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      4
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      6
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      852 miles
      Total Descent
      176,410 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,769 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,431 ft
      Reports
      1,426
      Photos
      874
      Ridden Counter
      22,600

      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
      The Gauntlet
      Carvin's Cove
      4 Gorge
      Carvin's Cove
      Horse Pen
      Carvin's Cove
      4 Gorge Extension
      Carvin's Cove
      Hi-Dee-Ho
      Carvin's Cove
      Hotel
      Carvin's Cove
      OG Jump Line
      Carvin's Cove
      Lower Comet
      Carvin's Cove
      Enchanted Forest
      Carvin's Cove
      Lakeside Trail
      Carvin's Cove
      Songbird
      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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      Panduro Loop
      Poverty Creek
      14 miles
      Carvins Boil Loop
      Roanoke
      8 miles
      Riding the Cove
      Roanoke
      27 miles
      Arcadia Pine Ridge loop
      Arcadia Trail System @ George Washington & Jefferson National Forest
      12 miles
      Horse Trail + Day Creek Loop
      Spec Mines - Dody Ridge
      19 miles
      Carvins Cove Over and Back v1.0
      Carvin's Cove
      12 miles
      Mill Mountain Full Pull
      Mill Mountain
      13 miles
      Nice Intermediate Route
      Carvin's Cove
      13 miles
      Carvins Cove Sampler
      Carvin's Cove
      16 miles
      Lucrative Tomfoolery
      Carvin's Cove
      9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 67 rides

      Photos of Blue Ridge Region VA Mountain Bike

      trail: Skullcap
      5 |
      Nov 24, 2022 @ 8:07am
      Nov 24, 2022
      trail: Voyager Trail
      16 |
      Jul 7, 2022 @ 6:36pm
      Jul 7, 2022
      trail: Deer Trail
      8 |
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 12:59pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      trail: Deer Trail
      4 |
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 12:59pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      trail: Hi-Dee-Ho
      84 |
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 6:57am
      Nov 1, 2020
      596 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Oct 29, 2018
      trail: Buck
      153 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:27am
      Oct 29, 2018
      trail: Royalty
      637 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:27am
      Oct 29, 2018

      Videos of Blue Ridge Region VA Mountain Bike

      Crash
      36 | Jul 29, 2022
      Rock N Roll Rock Drop
      65 | Feb 18, 2022
      Rock N Roll
      120 | Feb 18, 2022
      'Tree Gap' Jump
      87 | Oct 18, 2021
      Eject!!
      139 | Apr 7, 2021
      trail: Royalty
      0:11 | | Jul 27, 2020
      0:13 | 292 | Jul 12, 2019
      Carvins Cove- Lower OG Line
      0:44 | 558 | Jun 1, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Hemlock Tunnel
      Carvin's Cove
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 2:20pm
      2 days
      Wetappalachianmtbr Tree down across trail. About 300-500yds...
      Kerncliff Trail
      Carvin's Cove
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 2:18pm
      2 days
      Wetappalachianmtbr Large tree down around 1.7 miles in,...
      Red White and Blue
      Massanutten
      Jan 16, 2023 @ 9:24pm
      Jan 16, 2023
      Freeze/thaw Cyclemtnbiker429 CAMBOTrail was very muddy and soft from...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2785049Robert4TNy21wishlisttrailThe Gauntlet and 1 more
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 7:52pm
      2 days
      user #2785049Robert4TNy21wishlisttrailChestnut Loop
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 7:11pm
      2 days
      user #2785049Robert4TNy21wishlisttrailDry Pine Trail
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 7:00pm
      2 days
      user #1508559appalachianmtbraddreportKerncliff Trail and 1 more
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 2:18pm
      2 days
      user #1508559appalachianmtbrriddentrailAraminta
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 2:14pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1508559appalachianmtbrtrailMineshaftFun ride. Nice quiet singletrack. If you're...
      Jan 5, 2023 @ 6:35pm
      Jan 5, 2023
      user #530290dberry759trailCatawba Valley TrailThe trail is only 2.5 miles, not 13 miles.
      Dec 30, 2022 @ 5:19am
      Dec 30, 2022
      user #979963cabundistrailOG Jump LineThe jumps look nice but the trail is made with...
      Dec 11, 2022 @ 4:28am
      Dec 11, 2022
      user #530290dberry759trailChestnut LoopSign at the trail head says no wheeled vehicles.
      Dec 6, 2022 @ 9:58am
      Dec 6, 2022
      user #3250815UzhM8trailThe TroughQuicker but steeper than the FS road on the...
      Nov 24, 2022 @ 8:45am
      Nov 24, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike325658 miles132,556 ft319 miles3,835 ft
      7701,4264930,373
      E-Bike154283 miles54,144 ft135 miles3,012 ft
      1,23510677
      Horse2254 miles6,995 ft22 miles4,127 ft
      3561
      Hike433846 miles174,505 ft415 miles4,770 ft
      481,41511,445
      Trail Running431844 miles174,281 ft414 miles4,770 ft
      581,4141391
      Dirtbike/Moto414 miles2,211 ft5 miles2,146 ft
      33912
      ATV/ORV/OHV619 miles2,687 ft7 miles2,146 ft
      33811
      Snowmobile12 miles1,329 ft2 miles1,329 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski11,509 ft112 ft
      211
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