3.3 miles
Distance
623 ft
Climb
-1,199 ft
Descent
00:40:13
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #43922 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #54894 in Hiking
  • 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.

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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
    00:40:13
  • Avg reverse time
    01:43:47
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Brushy Hollow Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Sep 5, 2021
      One tree that has been down for awhile early in the DH. Easy to cross.
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 6:46am
      Jun 20, 2021
      Some tall weeds and a tree down
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 7:18am
      Jun 19, 2021
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 7:11pm
      Jun 14, 2021
      super brushy and a tree down on a fast section
      May 2, 2021 @ 8:59am
      May 2, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 172 rides
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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

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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
      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
      elduder (Mar 3, 2020 at 12:18)
       Love coming down from Mountain Top. Very fun ride down.
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