2 miles
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-1,024 ft
Descent
00:11:32
Avg time

The Gauntlet Details

  • Riding Area
    Carvin's Cove
    Roanoke, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9814 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Gauntlet bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -998 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,183 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,205 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,181 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,183 ft
  • Grade
    -9.159%
  • Grade max
    -45.82%
  • Grade min
    30.485%
  • Distance climb
    553 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    395 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:32
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Status:
on Mar 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-gauntlet trailhead (37.376830, -79.994960)
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      The Gauntlet Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 15, 2019 @ 3:16pm
      Mar 15, 2019
      Still one tree down near the end. Route around isn't bad though. You can run full speed through it.
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 5:58am
      Jan 27, 2019
      Tree down on trail
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 6:24am
      Nov 3, 2018
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 6:01am
      Oct 6, 2018
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 9:02am
      Oct 31, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 62 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 231 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      48 |
      Sep 3, 2017 @ 4:53pm
      Sep 3, 2017
      The Gauntlet, Charlotte
      429 |
      Nov 29, 2016 @ 6:44am
      Nov 29, 2016
      The Gauntlet, Roanoke
      232 |
      Nov 29, 2016 @ 6:43am
      Nov 29, 2016
      The Gauntlet, Roanoke
      1,050 |
      Jul 15, 2014 @ 9:36am
      Jul 15, 2014
      | 1 comments The Gauntlet, Roanoke

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag XTREME86 (May 18, 2017 at 15:28)
       Drive
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Mskransz NTN (Jan 8, 2019 at 4:38)
       Such a rad section of singletrack, I highly recommend! Wheels will leave the ground.
      [Reply]

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      Riding OG to The Gauntlet @ Carvin's Cove
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