3 miles
1,837 ft
-137 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Blue Suck Falls Trail


  • Riding Area
    Douthat State Park
    Clifton Forge, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
    #25893 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

This trail is fun in either direction. There is a short section (200') which is very rocky and slick which will require most folks to get off and walk in either directions. At the top of the trail there is a waterfall which only seems to have a good flow of water during wet times.
It is blazed in Blue

The Blue Suck Falls Trail is a 3 mile moderate to difficult multi-use trail that connects several of the trails in the northwest region of the park to the trail head near the Visitor Center. The falls, and hence the trail, get their unusual name from the Appalachian term for a whirlpool or a 'suck', which may be found at the base of the falls. At higher elevations the trail traverses the ridge top, often along a narrow path, and connects to the George Washington National Forest trail network. The trail features several east facing overlooks of the Alleghenies such as Lookout Rock. A highlight of the trail are the views of Blue Suck Falls. This rocky trail is actually steeper and more difficult at lower elevations.

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Access Info

From the park road, off Tuscarora Overlook Trail and Middle Mountain trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Suck Falls Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,701 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,391 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,099 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,398 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,099 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1,251 ft
  • Distance flat
    782 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 10, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to blue-suck-falls-trail trailhead (37.901163, -79.804593)
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Blue Suck Falls... Trail Reports

Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:51am
Nov 10, 2017
Lots of leaves and some fallen trees. Nonetheless, it was a blast.
Jun 6, 2017 @ 3:42pm
Jun 6, 2017
Jul 21, 2016 @ 12:53pm
Jul 21, 2016
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag antikid (Jul 21, 2016 at 13:01)
 This trail is challenging when it is hot out, and you aren't used to riding steep uphills. Straight out of the car you climb, climb, climb. Going up it is mostly all rideable for normal people, and all rideable for a certain few with some trials skills. 1800' in 3 miles with no breaks is rough!

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