3 miles
Distance
525 ft
Climb
-1,188 ft
Descent
00:34:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sandy Gap Trail

Sandy Gap Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Douthat State Park
    Clifton Forge, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #93014 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 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
    00:34:35
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:15
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Sandy Gap Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 3, 2020 @ 11:23am
      Nov 3, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 61 miles avg distance
      All
      • 34 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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