272 miles
51,027 ft
-51,403 ft
4,384 ft
High Point

RockStar VA is a 270 mile bikepacking route from Rocktown (Harrisonburg) to the Star City (Roanoke). There are both RockStar TRAIL and GRAVEL route options. This Trail Forks route details the RockStar TRAIL Route.

[In addition to Trail Forks both the TRAIL and GRAVEL routes are detailed on numerous other platforms]
RockStar TRAIL Route
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/12124095
Ride with GPS:

RockStar GRAVEL Route

RockStar Google Map (Both Routes + Lodging & POIs):

GPX Files: tinyurl.com/rockstargpx

The route is an amazing, super-premier east coast mountain bike dream ride. 70% singletrack, arguably some of the world's best, RockStar is already being regarded as a legendary challenge ride. RockStar does not exhaustively explore all trail areas it touches BUT it will give folks a good taste of each ride destination the route encounters to hopefully fuel their interest in coming back again and again. Make no mistake, this is a rider's course. it's *not* a get you from A to B on dirt as directly as possible. It's a route that will thrill and delight. you'll be bursting with excitement at Black Sheep Coffee Harrisonburg​ and when you arrive at the Texas Tavern​ in Roanoke you will have done something incredibly epic, amazing and very possibly life changing.

RockStar VA Shuttle Service by Roanoke Mountain Adventures​
(540) 525-8295 RMA will shuttle RockStar riders year-round! Just call to pre-arrange a shuttle!
Leave a car in Harrisonburg and RMA will bring you back when your RockStar VA adventure is complete, or, ahead of the event leave a car in Roanoke and have RMA bring you to Harrisonburg for the event start!
3 people - $108/person
4 people - $90/person
5 people - $75/person
6 people - $65/person
7 people - $58/person
8 people - $52/person
9 people - $48/person

Local Trail Association
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (svbcoalition.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for RockStar TRAIL Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -376 ft
  • Altitude min
    909 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,318 ft
  • Altitude end
    942 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    131 miles
  • Distance down
    131 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Riding OG to The Gauntlet @ Carvin's Cove
Riding OG to The Gauntlet @ Carvin's Cove
1:04 | 9 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 11, 2018
4:18 | 49 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 9, 2018
2013 Shenandoah Mountain 100
2013 Shenandoah Mountain 100
4:26 | 37 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 9, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Road Hollow
Sep 21, 2018 @ 11:11am
Sep 21, 2018
Timber Ridge Trail
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:23am
Jul 15, 2018
great trails with lots of features. Trail is overgrown with brush in some of the area in this section.
Tillman West
Jun 26, 2018 @ 3:33pm
Jun 26, 2018
In the middle there are some prevalent wet spots before and after some of the jumps and turns. When wet can cause some pretty funky situations. Towards the very end there are sections holding water, but these are over sandy soil and isn't an issue riding.
Tower Trail
Jun 26, 2018 @ 3:33pm
Jun 26, 2018
Unknown Trail
Jun 26, 2018 @ 7:43am
Jun 26, 2018
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