5 miles
1,072 ft
-970 ft
4,367 ft
High Point
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Bald Mountain Road Details

  • Riding area
    Narrowback Mountain
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed

This access road connects FS Road 85 with Horse Trough Hollow and Wild Oak trail. It as also one of the final segments of the Shenandoah Mountain 100, which is how the climb gets the name "Meadows of Despair" since it feels like never ending uphill, especially when you are 65 miles into a race.

During the summer the Meadows of Despair section is mostly overgrown to the point that there is just one singletrack path down the center.

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More Stats for Bald Mountain Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    103 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,629 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,943 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,045 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    711 ft
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