4,321 ft
Distance
115 ft
Climb
-190 ft
Descent
00:13:34
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Prickly Pear Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Prickly Pear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Poverty Creek
    Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5128 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

A technical trail with numerous rock gardens, punchy climbs, and even a boulder

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Prickly Pear mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -74 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,312 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,480 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,386 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,313 ft
  • Grade
    -1.7%
  • Grade max
    -16.1%
  • Grade min
    31.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,224 ft
  • Distance down
    2,946 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:45
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Status:
on May 27, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Prickly Pear Trail Reports

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      May 27, 2021 @ 10:20am
      May 27, 2021
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 5:22am
      Mar 28, 2021
      It was like riding a creek bed on every trail. Extremely fun, but dirty!
      Mar 1, 2021 @ 12:01am
      Mar 1, 2021
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 10:49am
      Oct 26, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 52 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 391 rides
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      Photos

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      May 23, 2019 @ 4:53am
      May 23, 2019
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      May 23, 2019 @ 4:53am
      May 23, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      5 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Hgh623 GLOC (May 7, 2017 at 18:26)
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      • + 1
      AvidTrailRider (Dec 15, 2020 at 20:11)
       Seriously underrated, flowy rock gardens, and the boulder is friggin cool.
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