1.8 miles
Distance
360 ft
Climb
-552 ft
Descent
00:17:21
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Horton's Loop Trail
  • Liberty University
    Sponsor

Horton's Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Liberty Mountain
    Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #77919 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Liberty University

From the dirt road up to the Monogram, Horton's Loop drops in on the left. It's not well marked, so you just have to look for the trail. It's a very difficult, off-camber, steep descent with tight switchbacks and lots of roots and rocks. Once you get to the bottom, this section of Horton's is an easy, valley bottom section of singletrack. Continuing in this direction, you're faced with a difficult climb with rocks and roots. The trail continues across a ridge and then down the other side with bench cut trail and a couple of switchbacks. Finally, it climbs out of the valley to Five Points up a moderate grade double track.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Horton's Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -192 ft
  • Altitude min
    902 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,236 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,236 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,044 ft
  • Grade
    -2.061%
  • Grade max
    -44.672%
  • Grade min
    25.606%
  • Distance climb
    4,138 ft
  • Distance down
    4,879 ft
  • Distance flat
    295 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:05
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Status:
on Nov 28, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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  • Icy
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      Horton's Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 28, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Nov 28, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 11:02am
      Mar 24, 2020
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 5:11am
      Sep 5, 2019
      reporter 1 tree down still
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 4:17am
      Aug 17, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 8:28am
      Aug 14, 2019
      Downhill from idiots run completely leaf covered and slick. Looks like the trail hasn’t been ridden in months and months.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 32 rides
      • Last: Aug 31, 2022

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      2019 GLOCduro full route race6 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      savesthejade (Mar 21, 2022 at 17:15)
      This trail is very sad. The descent isn't interesting and the climb back out is unrelentingly steep and covered with slippery leaves.
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