1.1 miles
Distance
580 ft
Climb
-9 ft
Descent
00:20:25
Avg time

The Trough Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Carvin's Cove
    Roanoke, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #6578 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13139 in E-Biking
    • #84601 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Roanoke City

The easy way to the top from the East side of the ridge and the East parking area. Also a good time going down with many option jumps but it is a quick down.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Trough mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    571 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,366 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,937 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,366 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,937 ft
  • Grade
    10.079%
  • Grade max
    -6.258%
  • Grade min
    27.437%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    137 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:18
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Status:
on Feb 19, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (16 votes)
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      The Trough Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 214 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,762 rides
      • Last: Aug 15, 2022

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      18 |
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 8:57am
      Jun 8, 2022
      63 |
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 5:06am
      Oct 1, 2020
      41 |
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 5:06am
      Oct 1, 2020
      40 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 6:40pm
      Sep 19, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Riding the Cove27 miles
      Carvins Cove Over and Back v1.012 miles
      Creature From Carvins Cove XXC (XC Marathon) 2021 race featured43 miles
      Out-N-About17 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      riderpat (May 22, 2021 at 19:10)
      Not the best one for downhill due to the climber. Can be a big challenge for few rider don't like or not good on climbing trail. Fire road is easier on top .
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      PatMAE (Aug 31, 2020 at 12:13)
      When climbed, this trail starts out as meandering singletrack, and turns into an unrelenting straight shot up the mountain. A considerable challenge for confident climbers, and a long hike-a-bike for everyone else. However, the trails at the top of the climb make the effort entirely worth it. Several worn-down lips and landings still exist along the edges of the trail, but with the amount of loose rock, and the uphill traffic, this may not be the optimal descending trail.
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      Trough DH
      2:16 | 169 | Jul 24, 2020 , Roanoke
      Run down Trough (Roanoke VA)
      1:49 | 410 | Apr 12, 2017 , Roanoke
      Run down Trough (Roanoke VA)
      1:49 | | Mar 31, 2017 , Roanoke
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      1:16 | 486 | May 4, 2015 , Roanoke
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