1 miles
162 ft
-192 ft
344 ft
High Point

The Rocks Details

  • Riding area
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

Going under 20 starts with a lot of tough rock gardens along the creek with a couple opportunities to accidentally go swimming. About halfway through turns into more mellow singletrack that is typical of the RTF loop. The trail ends under the trail bridge where you can use a large downed tree to walk across the creek and head towards Riverside Park.

With the rocks it is one of the most challenging sections of the loop, and this section gets less traffic than others. Depending on the day there can be a strong smell in this section. Because of the challenge, it is one of the most rewarding sections of the RTF but it also is heavily affected by wet conditions.

The more commonly traveled alternative to this section is taking Linden->Nassau->Franklin->Broadway on the road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Rocks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -30 ft
  • Altitude min
    304 ft
  • Altitude start
    340 ft
  • Altitude end
    310 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,990 ft
  • Distance down
    3,518 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,298 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to the-rocks-123797 trailhead (38.013330, -78.475160)
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