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Pandapa's Pond will close next month to make some improvements. READ MORE

Virginia Creeper Trail and Shot Tower State Park offer wonderful chances to take it off road while staying on track.  If you want more of a mountain bike experience there are numerous trails throughout the Blue Ridge Highlands.  Take a look below.

Huckleberry Trail | Christianburg

The Huckleberry Trail is 5.75 mile paved trail that runs from the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library in Blacksburg to the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.

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Bisset ParkBisset Park | Radford

Bisset is Radford’s largest city park and is located on 57 acres of riverfront land in the central part of the city. The park offers walking trails, athletic fields, picnic shelters, children’s playground, a sand volleyball area and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Virginia Creeper TrailVirginia Creeper Trail | Damascus

The 35-mile Virginia Creeper Trail distinguishes itself for its beauty and contrasts with the more difficult loops. It was once a railroad bed and part of the national "Rails to Trails" program. The trail begins in Abingdon and meanders over more than 100 trestles and bridges, providing scenic views of gorges and mountain streams.

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New River State PArkNew River Trail State Park | Foster Falls

The New River Trail State Park follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way that parallels the New River for 39 miles. This unique park features 57 miles of continuous trail, all of which is accessible by bike. The park's Foster Falls Canoe Livery rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, bikes and safety equipment. It also offers shuttle service, snacks and drinks. Another Rails to Trail Program, the park goes through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties with plenty of Native American history, railroad and mining history.

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Hungry Mother State ParkHungry Mother State Park | Marion

Long a family favorite and known for its beautiful woodlands and placid 108-acre lake in the heart of the mountains, Hungry Mother has a sandy beach with bathhouse, boats and boat launch, universally accessible fishing pier, campgrounds, cabins, a fantastic restaurant, a gift shop, a visitor center, a five-bedroom lodge that sleeps 16, and hiking and biking trails.

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Grayson Highlands State ParkGrayson Highlands State Park | Mouth of Wilson

In Grayson County bordered on the north by Jefferson National Forest, Grayson Highlands State Park is near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain on Route 58. These mountains are the highest in the state at about 5,700 feet.

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Fairy Stone State ParkFairy Stone State Park | Stuart

Home of the lucky fairy stones, Fairy Stone is well known for its 168-acre lake adjoining Philpott Reservoir just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Mill Mountain Mill Mountain Park | Roanoke

Less than 5 minutes from downtown Roanoke, Mill Mountain Park offers incredible mountain biking within 5 minutes of downtown Roanoke. The trails encompass Roanoke's highest point - the summit of Mill Mountain (1703 ft.) and the Roanoke Star. This area offers 900 acres of parkland atop Mill Mountain, picnic areas, two overlooks that provide 20-60 mile vistas, access to additional hiking trails, the Mill Mountain Zoo and the Mill Mountain Discovery Center.

Download a Mill Mountain Park Map | Mapped ride at Mill Mountain Park


Wald REcreation ParkWaid Recreation Park | Rocky Mount

Waid Recreation Park is located in Rocky Mount. The park offers a variety of biking and hiking trails, along with a playground and picnic shelter. The Park is nestled near the Pigg River which is home of the "Mighty Pigg River Ramble." Over 400 acres of rolling terrain and creek crossings make this area great for beginners and the more experienced.

Download a Waid Recreation Park Map


Fairy Stone ParkFairy Stone State Park

Nine of the park's 14 miles of trails, which are open year-round, are multi-use. That section is open to hiking, bicycling (mountain bikes only) and horseback riding. The remainder is hiking only.

 

Catawba RoadCatawba Road | Blacksburg

A portion of the Catawba Road is designated a scenic byway. This road passes through pastoral landscapes, including historic buildings, mills, a tanyard, a brick kiln, 19th century churches and an early 20th century school. The Catawba Road is also part of the TransAmerica Bikeway.

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Blue Ridge ParkwayBlue Ridge Parkway | Virginia

Bicycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular activity that provides 469 miles of picturesque vistas through Virginia and North Carolina. Ranging in elevation from 600 to 6,000 feet, the road encompasses a variety of ever-changing weather conditions, regardless of the season.

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Pandapas PondPandapas Pond | Blacksburg

"Pandapas Pond", "Brush Mountain", and "Poverty Creek" are often used interchangeably to describe an extensive trail system just outside the town limits of Blacksburg in the Jefferson National Forest. Pandapas Pond encompasses 500 acres on the north side of Brush Mountain, a 2,843-foot peak that overlooks downtown Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.

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Deertrail parkDeertrail Park | Wytheville

Located in the heart of Southwest Virginia, Deer Trail Park & Campground offers you taste of the mountains with lots of peace and quiet. A real restful gettaway for a total retreat experience.

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Mountain Lake Mountain BikingGiles CountyMountain Lake Trail System | Pembroke

The Mountain Lake Conservancy manages 2,600 acres of mountainous terrain that encompasses a very unique ecosystem due to an average elevation of over 4,000'. More than twenty miles of fern-lined trails on the property are now open to the public for biking year-round.

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Tract Fork Trail Tract Fork and Polecat Trails | Pulaski

This ride's general location is 8 miles northwest of Pulaski. Scenery includes dense woods with creekside and mountain views. These trails are in good shape and are among some of the best single-track riding in western Virginia.

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Beartree Bushwacker Loop Beartree/Bushwacker Bike Route | Damascus

Moderate to difficult 10.3 mile bike route. Mostly single-track and passes through the Feathercamp and Beartree areas. This challenging route is utilized each spring for a mountain bike race.

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Carvins CoveCarvins Cove | Roanoke

Carvins Cove is the second largest municipal park in the nation and a mountain biking paradise. With more than 40 miles of trails, Carvins Cove is chock full of both relatively flat, low-lying trails and steep climbs with awesome descents. If you don't like single-track, there's a seven-mile fire road around it.

Trail Map | Mapped ride at Carvins Cove


Explore ParkExplore Park | Roanoke

Explore Park Trail System, located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a 1,100-acre preserve, situated along the Roanoke River Gorge, offering both IMBA certified mountain bike trails and access to hundreds of miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mountain bike trail options (6+) ranging from <0.5 miles to >10 miles. Many of the trails are loop trails, and are easy to moderately difficult.

Download an Explore Park Map


Dragons backNorth Mountain Trail - Dragon's Back

Dragon's Back is the sister trail to Dragon's Tooth. This spiny ridge trail is very technical and often requires some hiking with your bike, but the rewards are well worth your effort. It is an 11-mile single-track loop with technical climbs and descents. Did we mention it is rocky? Start/Finish off FS Road 224 - 11-mile loop

Map of Dragon's Back


Potts Mountain Jeep RoadPott's Mountain Jeep Road

Great spot to combine mountain biking with camping, trout fishing, and hiking. Potts Mountain Jeep Road is near The Pines Campground, Barbours Creek, and Lipes Branch Trail. Consider having someone drop you off at the top of FS 176 to avoid a long and arduous forest service road climb. The loop uses paved road, gravel Forest Service Roads, and a rough jeep road that takes you along a gorgeous ridge line. Well worth the journey. Start/Finish at The Pines Campground- 17-mile loop

Map of Potts Mountain Jeep Road

Feathercamp and Motorcycle Trails | Mount Rogers Receation Area

South Pedlar ATV Trail System | Natural Bridge Station
Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest. Approximately 25 miles of trails designed for the recreational all-terain vehicle rider. Rider will find challenges in the narrow and twisting trails, while others will find trails tht are wide and inviting.

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Bike Events...

September 24 | Tour De Wolf Creek Cycling Event
12:00 noon. This is a fun ride for the entire family and is an awesone autumn adventure along Wolf Creek starting and finishing in Narrows, VA.Take your pick of approximately a 20 mile, 30 mile or a 53 mile round trip ride, or you can ride as much of the course that you want.Enjoy the fall foilage and the serene ride along Wolf Creek nestled in the Alleghany Mountains.

Biking - Bisset Park

Roanoke Outside

Autumn

Races and Rides...

Trails in Giles...

Bike, Hike and Blueway Trails
Proposed - pdf and Existing - pdf

Bike Rentals and Shops...

 

 

 

 

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