17.7 miles
Distance
2,860 ft
Climb
-2,854 ft
Descent
2,191 ft
High Point
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Day of Chip Pickup and Race Parking is at Sherwood Archery Inc 2720 Timberview Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019

Chip timed with no start order. Hangout with your buddies and transfer at your own pace. The average rider will finish in about 4 hours.

Come race enduro in the USA's second largest municipal park with over 60 miles of trails.

Detailed Description
Creature from Carvins Cove Enduro 2019 Junior, Beginner, Women 40+, and Men 50+ is a 18 mile expert race route located near Roanoke Virginia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 2,860 ft with a max elevation of 2,191 ft then descends -2,854 ft.
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36 Reviews & Comments

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mudko3 (Aug 27, 2022 at 17:54)
Trail Royalty
Fast. Old school tech. Forearm pump was real
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mudko3 (Aug 27, 2022 at 17:54)
Trail Royalty
Fast. Old school tech. Forearm pump was real
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adamstraus (Aug 13, 2022 at 21:53)
Trail The Gauntlet
Trailforks calls this blue, signpost calls it double black, I’d call it a solid single black. Trailforks description is wrong - it’s describing OG jump line. This trail is fast and chunky, and easily in the top 5 most fun trails I’ve ever ridden.
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adamstraus (Aug 13, 2022 at 21:53)
Trail The Gauntlet
Trailforks calls this blue, signpost calls it double black, I’d call it a solid single black. Trailforks description is wrong - it’s describing OG jump line. This trail is fast and chunky, and easily in the top 5 most fun trails I’ve ever ridden.
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Ivy-likes-trees (Apr 17, 2022 at 10:55)
Trail The Gauntlet
Don't ride this after eating only a few Krispy Kreme donuts.
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Ivy-likes-trees (Apr 17, 2022 at 10:55)
Trail The Gauntlet
Don't ride this after eating only a few Krispy Kreme donuts.
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DolanBike (Feb 20, 2022 at 9:00)
Trail Buck
Very fun trail but definitely NOT A BLUE TRAIL! This trail is FAST and on the edge! BLACK DIAMOND FOR SURE!!
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normalrat (Nov 6, 2021 at 15:22)
Trail Buck
One of my favorite trails at Carvin's. Fast with some tight turns and chunky drops and roots to keep you on your toes.
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riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:15)
Trail Hi-Dee-Ho
Strong not recommended to climb it due to the very fast downhill. So fast and fun downhill !!!!
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riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:15)
Trail Hi-Dee-Ho
Strong not recommended to climb it due to the very fast downhill. So fast and fun downhill !!!!
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riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:10)
Trail The Trough
Not the best one for downhill due to the climber. Can be a big challenge for few rider don't like or not good on climbing trail. Fire road is easier on top .
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riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:10)
Trail The Trough
Not the best one for downhill due to the climber. Can be a big challenge for few rider don't like or not good on climbing trail. Fire road is easier on top .
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riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:06)
Trail Royalty
Very fun, old school style but very well made !!good job.
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riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:06)
Trail Royalty
Very fun, old school style but very well made !!good job.
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Kahlibf (Jan 8, 2021 at 13:54)
Trail Hi-Dee-Ho
Look, I'm a knuckle head and overlooked the obvious graph showing the direction of the elevation on Hi-Dee-Ho, but on the other hand, Trail Forks most certainly has the arrows pointing the WRONG direction on the map. So imagine being a guy that apparently can't read a topographical map, and only looking at the arrow. That poor sap had to walk his bike up the Hi-Dee-Ho trail for about 90% of the time.
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Kahlibf (Jan 8, 2021 at 13:54)
Trail Hi-Dee-Ho
Look, I'm a knuckle head and overlooked the obvious graph showing the direction of the elevation on Hi-Dee-Ho, but on the other hand, Trail Forks most certainly has the arrows pointing the WRONG direction on the map. So imagine being a guy that apparently can't read a topographical map, and only looking at the arrow. That poor sap had to walk his bike up the Hi-Dee-Ho trail for about 90% of the time.
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eangel1023 (Mar 17, 2021 at 19:47)
Trail Hi-Dee-Ho
A lot of riders use Hi-de-ho to get up to the top rather than use the fire road.
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eangel1023 (Mar 17, 2021 at 19:47)
Trail Hi-Dee-Ho
A lot of riders use Hi-de-ho to get up to the top rather than use the fire road.
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MrkTrussell (Jan 5, 2021 at 10:59)
Trail The Gauntlet
Love this one.
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MrkTrussell (Jan 5, 2021 at 10:59)
Trail The Gauntlet
Love this one.
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PatMAE (Aug 31, 2020 at 12:13)
Trail The Trough
When climbed, this trail starts out as meandering singletrack, and turns into an unrelenting straight shot up the mountain. A considerable challenge for confident climbers, and a long hike-a-bike for everyone else. However, the trails at the top of the climb make the effort entirely worth it. Several worn-down lips and landings still exist along the edges of the trail, but with the amount of loose rock, and the uphill traffic, this may not be the optimal descending trail.
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PatMAE (Aug 31, 2020 at 12:13)
Trail The Trough
When climbed, this trail starts out as meandering singletrack, and turns into an unrelenting straight shot up the mountain. A considerable challenge for confident climbers, and a long hike-a-bike for everyone else. However, the trails at the top of the climb make the effort entirely worth it. Several worn-down lips and landings still exist along the edges of the trail, but with the amount of loose rock, and the uphill traffic, this may not be the optimal descending trail.
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D91mart (Aug 2, 2020 at 14:36)
Trail The Gauntlet
Description is wrong it’s a double black enduro downhill trail. This is not a machine built jump trail The Trail OG is the machine built jump trail. That being said this trail is awesome it’s super fast and long one of my favorite trails
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D91mart (Aug 2, 2020 at 14:36)
Trail The Gauntlet
Description is wrong it’s a double black enduro downhill trail. This is not a machine built jump trail The Trail OG is the machine built jump trail. That being said this trail is awesome it’s super fast and long one of my favorite trails
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MrkTrussell (Jan 5, 2021 at 11:01)
Trail The Gauntlet
It's not a "double black enduro downhill trail". The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System puts it at a blue square
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MrkTrussell (Jan 5, 2021 at 11:01)
Trail The Gauntlet
It's not a "double black enduro downhill trail". The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System puts it at a blue square
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eangel1023 (Jan 19, 2021 at 17:11)
Trail The Gauntlet
Always thought it was a single black. It might have been a blue in the 90s but erosion has made the trail a lot more gnarly with more exposed roots.
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eangel1023 (Jan 19, 2021 at 17:11)
Trail The Gauntlet
Always thought it was a single black. It might have been a blue in the 90s but erosion has made the trail a lot more gnarly with more exposed roots.
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Jul 20, 2020 at 11:57)
Trail Buck
Is this area dog friendly or not?
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PatMAE (May 20, 2020 at 22:03)
Trail Royalty
Really awesome trail to get a taste of multiple riding styles. Starts off steep and twisty with the occasional drop or jump made more technical by tricky approaches. Then opens up more, slightly less steep, but faster and flowier. A seriously fun run and the easiest get to from the Timberview Parking Lot.
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PatMAE (May 20, 2020 at 22:03)
Trail Royalty
Really awesome trail to get a taste of multiple riding styles. Starts off steep and twisty with the occasional drop or jump made more technical by tricky approaches. Then opens up more, slightly less steep, but faster and flowier. A seriously fun run and the easiest get to from the Timberview Parking Lot.
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Mskransz NTN (Jan 8, 2019 at 4:38)
Trail The Gauntlet
Such a rad section of singletrack, I highly recommend! Wheels will leave the ground.
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Mskransz NTN (Jan 8, 2019 at 4:38)
Trail The Gauntlet
Such a rad section of singletrack, I highly recommend! Wheels will leave the ground.
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GDodds (Jul 3, 2018 at 5:15)
Trail Horse Pen
Both n You JuJ
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XTREME86 (May 18, 2017 at 15:28)
Trail The Gauntlet
Drive
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XTREME86 (May 18, 2017 at 15:28)
Trail The Gauntlet
Drive
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1 Buck.
  • 4,436 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -431 ft descent
2 Stage 2 The Gauntlet
  • 2 miles distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -990 ft descent
3 Stage 3 Royalty
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -791 ft descent

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  • Featured
  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday October 19, 2019 at 09:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for Creature from Carvins Cove Enduro 2019 Junior, Beginner, Women 40+, and Men 50+ mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,188 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,258 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,263 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.5%
  • Grade min
    53.7%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
The Gauntlet
Aug 17, 2022 @ 8:50am
Aug 17, 2022
A fair amount of erasion and loose rocks/gravel
Hi-Dee-Ho
Aug 17, 2022 @ 8:50am
Aug 17, 2022
Hotel
Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:37am
Aug 13, 2022
Royalty
Feb 20, 2022 @ 1:07pm
Feb 20, 2022
Loose on steep sections, otherwise running great
Buck
Feb 19, 2022 @ 10:11am
Feb 19, 2022
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