1 mile
Distance
580 ft
Climb
-9 ft
Descent
00:19:49
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
  • Global Ranking
    #2189 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
More Stats for The Trough mountain bike 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
    00:19:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:56
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (14 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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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      The Trough Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 231 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,016 rides
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      Photos

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      11 |
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 5:06am
      Oct 1, 2020
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      Oct 1, 2020 @ 5:06am
      Oct 1, 2020
      10 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 6:40pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      12 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 6:39pm
      Sep 19, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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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