12 miles
Distance
3,049 ft
Climb
-3,049 ft
Descent
2,286 ft
High Point

This is an over-and-back at Carvins Cove starting from the Bennett Springs parking lot. Buck and Hi-Dee-Ho can be swapped around but The Gauntlet is best ridden downhill and The Trough, uphill.

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Trails in Route

Hotel1 miles
Buck1 miles
Bushy Mountain Fire Road2 miles
The Gauntlet2 miles
Horse Pen1,660 ft
The Trough1 miles
Hi-Dee-Ho2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for Carvins Cove Over and Back v1.0 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,220 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,290 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.153%
  • Grade min
    39.229%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,699 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      1,552 | 3 comments | 7 faves
      174 | 1 faves
      Riding OG to The Gauntlet @ Carvin's Cove
      Riding OG to The Gauntlet @ Carvin's Cove
      1:04 | 91 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 11, 2018
      Carvins Cove - Hi-Dee-Ho
      Carvins Cove - Hi-Dee-Ho
      trail: Hi-Dee-Ho
      4:25 | 262 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
      May 31, 2017
      Riding hi-dee-ho at carvins cove with some local shredders.
      Run down Trough (Roanoke VA)
      Run down Trough (Roanoke VA)
      trail: The Trough
      1:49 | 203 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Apr 12, 2017
      Uncut run of Trough trail

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Buck
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 8:47am
      Dec 26, 2018
      The Trough
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 8:47am
      Dec 26, 2018
      Hotel
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 8:47am
      Dec 26, 2018
      The Gauntlet
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 6:24am
      Nov 3, 2018
      Horse Pen
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 6:24am
      Nov 3, 2018
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