2.1 miles
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-999 ft
Descent
00:15:13
Avg time

The Gauntlet Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Carvin's Cove
    Roanoke, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #4609 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19329 in E-Biking
    • #84600 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Roanoke City

A must-ride, partially machine-built trail. Fast and loose with some banked turns. Take a stroll through before you send it.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Gauntlet mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -991 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,198 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,196 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,189 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,198 ft
  • Grade
    -9.1%
  • Grade max
    -60.2%
  • Grade min
    2.5%
  • Distance climb
    289 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    72 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:49
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (19 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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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      The Gauntlet Trail Reports

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      Oct 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      2 days
      Dry and loose but still fun.
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 3:21pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 11:22am
      Aug 21, 2021
      A few muddy spots, not much. Downed tree.
      Jul 12, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Jul 12, 2021
      Tree down on gauntlet, about a half mile from the bottom. Could probably be cut out with hand saws, as there are just branches across the trail.
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Jun 19, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 191 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 698 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 24, 2020 @ 5:16am
      Nov 24, 2020
      102 |
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Jun 2, 2019
      80 |
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:14am
      Jun 2, 2019
      147 |
      Sep 3, 2017 @ 4:53pm
      Sep 3, 2017

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      XTREME86 (May 18, 2017 at 15:28)
       Drive
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Mskransz NTN (Jan 8, 2019 at 4:38)
       Such a rad section of singletrack, I highly recommend! Wheels will leave the ground.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      D91mart (Aug 2, 2020 at 14:36)
       Description is wrong it’s a double black enduro downhill trail. This is not a machine built jump trail The Trail OG is the machine built jump trail. That being said this trail is awesome it’s super fast and long one of my favorite trails
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MrkTrussell (Jan 5, 2021 at 11:01)
       It's not a "double black enduro downhill trail". The IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System puts it at a blue square
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      eangel1023 (Jan 19, 2021 at 17:11)
       Always thought it was a single black. It might have been a blue in the 90s but erosion has made the trail a lot more gnarly with more exposed roots.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MrkTrussell (Jan 5, 2021 at 10:59)
       Love this one.
      [Reply]

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