13.6 miles
2,759 ft
-2,792 ft
3,337 ft
High Point

This route is my personal favorite way to ride Hoop Hole. I like this route instead of the normal snowman route from the other side of the hill for a few reasons:
- less driving
- the climb is easier. You avoid neddles and downed trees
- you get to session the most fun part (Rich Patch Enduro) before riding it top to bottom
- you have 3 options to extend/end the ride. At the bottom of Rich Patch Enduro you can choose to go back up it, do Lower Hoop Hole, or go down the Iron Ore trial back to the car
- you end your ride at a beautiful waterfall trail/picnic area

Park at the roaring run falls trail, go up the Iron Ore trail to the Rich Patch Enduro/Upper Hoop Hole trail. From there it's a push up, but there's plenty of fun spots to session on the way up. Once you're at the top go all the way down the Rich Patch Enduro section and nothing will take you by surprise since you just sessioned From there you could do another lap of the Upper Hoop Hole section, go down the Iron Ore trail to the car, or take a right and do the whole lower Hoop Hole section. The Lower Hoop Hole section is fun, but doesn't have anything that's crucial to see/do, so a 2nd lap of the upper would be my preference. Once you're done, load the bike up and walk a short ways up the roaring run falls trail to enjoy a post ride beverage at a beautiful waterfall trail.

Detailed Description
Best way to ride Hoop Hole is a 14 mile popular intermediate route located near Fincastle Virginia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 2,759 ft with a max elevation of 3,337 ft then descends -2,792 ft.
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More Stats for Best way to ride Hoop Hole mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -33 ft
  • Altitude min
    960 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,167 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,135 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile


  1. Walk north on Hoop Hole.
  2. Continue for 200 meters.
  3. Walk southwest on Hoop Hole.
  4. Continue for 800 meters.
  5. Walk south on Hoop Hole.
  6. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  7. Walk east on Hoop Hole.
  8. Continue for 700 meters.
  9. Walk east on Hoop Hole.
  10. Continue for 900 meters.
  11. Walk east on Hoop Hole.
  12. Continue for 600 meters.
  13. Walk northeast on Hoop Hole.
  14. Continue for 500 meters.
  15. Walk east on Hoop Hole.
  16. Continue for 200 meters.
  17. Walk south on Hoop Hole.
  18. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  19. Walk southwest on Hoop Hole.
  20. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  21. Walk south on Hoop Hole.
  22. Continue for 80 meters.
  23. Walk southwest on Hoop Hole.
  24. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  25. Walk east on Hoop Hole.
  26. Continue for 100 meters.
  27. Walk east on Hoop Hole Start.
  28. Continue for 80 meters.
  29. Turn left onto Craig Creek Road.
  30. Continue for 60 meters.
  31. Walk northeast on Craig Creek Road.
  32. Continue for 300 meters.
  33. Walk east on Craig Creek Road.
  34. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  35. Walk north on Craig Creek Road.
  36. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  37. Turn left onto Roaring Run Road.
  38. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
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Lower Hoop Hole
Nov 5, 2022 @ 5:57am
Nov 5, 2022
Upper Hoop Hole has thick leaf clutter, difficult to stay on trail, loose conditions, poor traction lots of hike a bike on the steep uphills.
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