4 miles
Distance
990 ft
Climb
-1,781 ft
Descent
01:12:07
Avg time
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Bear Wallow Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Luray
    , Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8908 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Bear Wallow trail as shown here includes an extremely rocky hike-a-bike uphill prior to the lengthy downhill. The downhill portion is sometimes called the "31 Flavors Descent." The descent is also accessible by following the Signal Knob Trail to the Meneka Peak Trail. The downhill begins with a number of significant rock features and remains relatively rocky for the upper portion of the descent before smoothing out on the lower portion.

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More Stats for Bear Wallow Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -791 ft
  • Altitude min
    781 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,116 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,571 ft
  • Altitude end
    781 ft
  • Grade
    -3.351%
  • Grade max
    -39.6%
  • Grade min
    35.215%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,026 ft
  • Avg time
    01:12:07
  • Avg reverse time
    01:28:09
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Status:
on Jun 29, 2019
Wet
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bear Wallow Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 29, 2019 @ 6:07am
      Jun 29, 2019
      Trail was in good shape with no debris. Starting at the 'top' (jeep trail) it's a crazy steep, technical climb. Very long. Be ready. The DH...
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 7:11am
      Mar 3, 2019
      Rode on March 2, trail was fairly wet with a bit of snow/ice at the top. Overall still rideable, no sticky mud, more puddles than anything.
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 5:19am
      Aug 26, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12 rides
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      Jun 16, 2019 @ 8:19am
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      Jun 16, 2019 @ 8:17am
      Jun 16, 2019

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