269.2 miles
34,822 ft
-35,203 ft
4,377 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

Detailed Description
RockStar TRAIL Route is a 269 mile popular expert route located near Harrisonburg Virginia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 34,822 ft with a max elevation of 4,377 ft then descends -35,203 ft.
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Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (svbcoalition.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Avg time
    41 hr 40 min
  • Altitude change
    -380 ft
  • Altitude min
    914 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,314 ft
  • Altitude end
    935 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    126 miles
  • Distance down
    126 miles
  • Distance flat
    17 miles
Avg: 4 (3 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lookout Mountain Trail
Jun 15, 2024 @ 3:05am
1 day
Lots of climbing, lots of rocks but an awesome downhill, trail is all clear.
Tillman West
May 22, 2024 @ 3:17am
May 22, 2024
Very wet and a bit slick. Also, note that Tillman road is closed so you can’t access the Dog Graveyard trail unless you do some bushwhacking
Tower Trail
May 22, 2024 @ 3:17am
May 22, 2024
Trail is still muddy from last nights rain.
Feb 6, 2024 @ 8:33am
Feb 6, 2024
The Gauntlet
Feb 4, 2024 @ 4:43am
Feb 4, 2024
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