This is pure Arcadia goodness. Creekside scenery, gravel climbs, fast downhills, and fire road traverses. Arcadia is a special place, and this loop shows off what it's got in all its glory.
You'll warm up on the road from your car, climb several miles of gravel, traverse a fast rolling grassy fire road to Pine Ridge Trail #15 - a fast and furious downhill that will leave you with a grin on your face. Chill out by the creek for a minute (make sure to see the old iron smelt!) before beginning the step-on-your-neck Cove Mountain climb.
Top out, then scoot along the off-camber sidecut section of the Glenwood Horse Trail to get to the next fire road traverse before bombing down Little Cove back to your car.
Local Trail AssociationBlue Ridge Off-Road Cyclists (www.roanokeimba.org)
More Stats for Arcadia Loop - Pine Ridge/Cove/Little Cove mountain bike route
Altitude change-2 ft
Altitude min813 ft
Altitude start1,007 ft
Altitude end1,006 ft
Distance climb11 miles
Distance down10 miles
Distance flat3,526 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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