2.7 miles
Distance
525 ft
Climb
-1,188 ft
Descent
00:19:32
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Sandy Gap Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Douthat State Park
    Clifton Forge, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #145979 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forestry Service

This is a fun trail with some challenging rock sections that descends from Bald Knob to Smith Creek Road and then cliombs straight up to Middle Mountain. Depending on how recently it's received trail work, riders can expect some section of overgrown brush and should be on the lookout for fallen trees. The descent from Bald Knob is on old CCC trail - stop to admire the rock retaining walls if you can - and is fun when clear.

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More Stats for Sandy Gap Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -664 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,654 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,763 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,763 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,099 ft
  • Grade
    -4.6%
  • Grade max
    -46.358%
  • Grade min
    29.678%
  • Distance climb
    3,497 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    528 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:32
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:15
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on Jul 13, 2021
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      Sandy Gap Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 13, 2021 @ 7:09pm
      Jul 13, 2021
      Two or three blow-downs on the trail. Very overgrown at the top.
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 8:51am
      Apr 10, 2021
      reporter
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 11:23am
      Nov 3, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 131 miles avg distance
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      • 34 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      t-rick (Sep 8, 2019 at 19:06)
       Rode with a group in mid September. Awesome trail! Last 2 out of 4 in group did get stung by yellow jackets. Please equip yourself properly if you're allergic!
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