3.6 miles
361 ft
-1,817 ft
Avg time
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Brushy Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Douthat State Park
    Clifton Forge, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #166983 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail starts at the end of the Little Mare Trail and goes straight up Brushy Mountain for short but very steep hike a bike section. Follow the blue blazes. Once at the top, it's all downhill The trail opens up into an old forest fire area that is now covered in blueberry bushes. Stop for a sweet treat when in season.

The trail is fast and flowing as it weaves down the mountain and eventually pops out on a fire road. Take the road to the right to continue the downward track. The singletrack trail will then be on the right and dive back down into the trees with Blue and yellow blazes. The singletrack will come to an over grown doubletrack road, stay left on the yellow blaze. The trail will come to an opening with wood gates/fence on the right and a less traveled trail bearing left. Take a right turn to pop out on the Smith Creek road.

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More Stats for Brushy Ridge Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,456 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,876 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,576 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,332 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,876 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,636 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    272 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Brushy Ridge Trail Trail Reports

      Jun 18, 2018 @ 5:00am
      Jun 18, 2018
      The trail is slightly overgrown but, otherwise, in good condition. It is a brutal climb, so the downhill direction is recommended.
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