14.7 miles
1,643 ft
-1,620 ft
2,428 ft
High Point

A nice Figure 8 that includes the revamped Narrowback Trail and the Tilman West trail.

Start from the Wolf Ridge Trail parking lot and cross the gravel road to access Narrowback Trail. If you cross a stream pretty quickly you are on the correct trail. There are some steeper sections but otherwise a relatively moderate climb. It features really nice berms and some well laid rock for drainage.

Once you reach the top of the ridge, follow the signs for the Festival trail. You should make a left from Narrowback onto Festival.

Festival is in good shape but it is a more old school trail with some jank to plow through. There are a few spots to test your technical skills. Then, there is a fun decent to another gravel road. Stay right and continue to follow the gravel road for a little less than a mile. Keep an eye out for an unmarked trail on your right. This is Narrowback East Trail and there is no trail prior to it.

Take Narrowback East Trail to the ridge. It is a difficult climb. It is steep, with some challenging technical sections but it is short. Once you are on the ridge you should be at the previous intersection of Narrowback and Festival. Turn left and take the other trail which at this intersection is unmarked. Travel a short distance to the T intersection.

Turn left onto Tower Trail. This little bit of trail is surprisingly fun. It yo-yo's up along the ridge with some technical sections and large rocks that can catch you out. Follow this trail until you arrive at the Tilman West intersection.

Stay to the right and descend Tilman West. This revamped trail has flowing berms, side hits, several jump lines and a few tech sections. Overall, it is a great time and you get about 2 miles of it.

Tilman West intersects with the gravel road. Turn right and ride for 2 miles back to your car. You have a slow 1 mile incline and an easy 1 mile decline. Boring for sure but it is a nice cool down ride.

Detailed Description
15 MILE FIGURE 8 FEAT. TILMAN W. is a 15 mile popular expert route located near Stokesville Virginia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 1,643 ft with a max elevation of 2,428 ft then descends -1,620 ft.
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