6.9 miles
Distance
2,285 ft
Climb
-664 ft
Descent
02:09:08
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Little Mare Trail 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
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #78496 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This route is traveling south from the trailhead.

Start at the well marked trailhead on Blue Grass Hollow Road. This trail continually climbs for about 4.5miles up Little Mare mountain. The trail is relatively well marked with blue blazes but is not a frequently traveled route. There are several extremely steep grades near the top of the climb and rock gardens.

The trail ends with a steep descent to the Little Mare Creek and the start of the Brushy Ridge Trail. At the top of this decent there is a trail that splits off to the right...stay left.

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More Stats for Little Mare Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,621 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,673 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,551 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,713 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,333 ft
  • Grade
    4.459%
  • Grade max
    -27.352%
  • Grade min
    27.497%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    751 ft
  • Avg time
    02:09:08
  • Avg reverse time
    02:46:59
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Status:
on Apr 7, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Little Mare Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 7, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Apr 7, 2021
      reporter Cleared by Allegheny Highlands Trail Club
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 8:29am
      Oct 27, 2019
      Rideable, but lots of deadfall to include multiple large trees. Significant overgrowth of vegetation. Wear sleeves and long socks or you'll get...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 20 rides
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      Oct 27, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 27, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Achilles75 AMBC (Oct 27, 2019 at 9:50)
       It says both directions, but I can't imagine what sort of sadist would enjoy the climb starting on Blue Grass Hollow Road and working up toward Little Mare Mtn. Consider starting at Brushy Ridge and riding toward Blue Grass Hollow Road. Once you get to the ridge line at the top of Litte Mare, which will take some work, it's a fairly pleasant (but somewhat technical) downhill for about five (5) miles.
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      • + 0
      Haromtb116 (Apr 8, 2021 at 4:48)
       Trail work was just done by the Alleghaby Highlands Trail group, so get out there and enjoy and be sure to thank them! Thanks guys!
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