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
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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)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
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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
  • ?
Activity Type
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 | 41 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 11, 2018
4:18 | 71 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 9, 2018
2013 Shenandoah Mountain 100
2013 Shenandoah Mountain 100
4:26 | 49 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 9, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Nov 7, 2018 @ 3:53pm
Nov 7, 2018
large tree down near the top of trail - re-route is marked and becoming established reporter
Nov 7, 2018 @ 3:53pm
Nov 7, 2018
large tree down near the top. folks are high-line riding around it but this one should be cut our reporter
The Gauntlet
Nov 3, 2018 @ 6:24am
Nov 3, 2018
Horse Pen
Nov 3, 2018 @ 6:24am
Nov 3, 2018
Oct 23, 2018 @ 6:24am
Oct 23, 2018
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