2 miles
Distance
360 ft
Climb
-552 ft
Descent
00:06:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Horton's Loop Trail
  • Liberty University

Horton's Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Liberty Mountain
    Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #72715 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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.

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More Stats for Horton's Loop bike 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
    00:06:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:10
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Horton's Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 20, 2018 @ 4:23am
      Nov 20, 2018
      reporter
      Trees cleared, leaves blown, some slight benching work - this trail needs a lot more work up top, but it's clear.
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 4:11am
      Oct 26, 2018
      A new, large tree is down across the trail in the valley below the Monogram.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 17 rides
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