3 miles
Distance
623 ft
Climb
-1,199 ft
Descent
00:46:17
Avg time

Brushy Hollow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Douthat State Park
    Clifton Forge, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36643 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Brushy Hollow is a highlight at Douthat. It's best to ride from the intersection with Mountain Top and Beard's Gap to enjoy and long and exciting downhill.
It is blazed in Orange

From Mountain Top you'll climb gradually over a short distance. Stop to enjoy the viewpoint looking east into George Washington National Forest. From there finish the climb and get ready for an awesome downhill.

The trail is fast and fun but has many switchbacks. Be aware of your speed going into turns. Nearing the bottom of the valley, you’ll encounter eight rock-armored wet crossings before reaching the swing bridge over Wilson Creek. Bounce your way across the bridge or take your chances through the creek and then roll out to Douthat Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Brushy Hollow mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -576 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,297 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,369 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,911 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,335 ft
  • Grade max
    -57.066%
  • Grade min
    40.066%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    120 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:17
  • Avg reverse time
    01:43:47
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Status:
on Dec 29, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (6 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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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Brushy Hollow Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 7:45am
      Dec 29, 2020
      Slight freeze thaw but really good Overall
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 5:41pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      Tree down
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 1:52pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      reporter Overgrown in spots
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 11:54am
      Oct 5, 2019
      reporter
      May 24, 2019 @ 8:20am
      May 24, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 172 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 3, 2020 @ 12:18pm
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      Apr 26, 2019 @ 6:38pm
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      Apr 26, 2019 @ 6:38pm
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      Apr 26, 2019 @ 6:38pm
      Apr 26, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Middle Mountain Momma XXC/XC Marathon race
      37 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag antikid (Jul 21, 2016 at 13:06)
       I rode up this to go down Beards Gap. Just a boring ass climb session with some decent views and some tight switchbacks.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag danpeterson1 (Jul 12, 2017 at 15:29)
       Up Beards Gap, down Brushy Hollow. Overgrown weeds in places, hence the Brushy I guess. Nice hard ride, 92*, 36* humidity dry trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag elduder (Mar 3, 2020 at 12:18)
       Love coming down from Mountain Top. Very fun ride down.
      [Reply]

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