Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia Guide Book

by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
Off The Beaten Track Volume V A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia  by Jim Parham

71pp/maps
ISBN: 0963186175

The George Washington National Forest is home to all 26 rides in this guide, where the terrain ranges from smooth, twisting single track to technical boulder fields. Just hours from Washingon, DC and other mid-Atlantic metro areas, this scenic and challenging mountain biking destination is out of the way but not out of reach. Routes range from the delightfully easy, 7-mile "Blue Suck Run" ride to the stone staircase and craggy pinnacle of the challenging 16-mile "North Mountain" ride. Each route description includes a detailed map, directions to the starting point, mileage, estimated riding time, trail highlights, and elevation profile.

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Trails from the "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 26.
... Preview: This is a delightful ride that starts out easy and ends with a bang. The route takes you through Mud Hole Gap (which has more stream crossings than mud holes), beside the remote Strasburg Reservoir, ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Elizabeth Furnace, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: A tough but short ride that packs a lot of punch. The first part of the trail sees less use and you'll find yourself having to portage a few boulder fields as you climb Hone Quarry Ridge. Once atop ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Briery Branch, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This delightfully easy ride starts with a gentle forest road climb before coasting down to a hidden, little used trail along Blue Suck Run. You will cross and recross the run a number of times. It m ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Longdale Furnace, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This ride starts out smooth before gradually climbing up through rocky Duncan Hollow. The trail smooths again after riding over Middle Mountain, at Scothorn Gap. Finally you'll descend a real teeth- ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Kings Crossing, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: This route along the state line is both technical and remote. It starts with a steep, somewhat washed out downhill, continues along a forest road and then climbs steadily up the side of Great North M ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Edinburg, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: After a quick descent, you'll gradually climb up to the Wild Oak National Scenic Trail. Once on this trail, a steep climb puts you on the spine of Grindstone Mountain. A series of waterbars leads yo ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Sangerville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: With only a few steep pitches, this ride up and along the top of Hankey Mountain is very satisfying. The trail is smooth and the scenery is great as you spin along through the oak forests. Numerous ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Sangerville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: A scenic out-and-back ride that very gradually climbs up to a small spring-fed pond. Along the way you'll pass Hone Quarry Lake and, as you near the pond, you'll travel through a forest of really big ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Briery Branch, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: A lightly used paved road takes you all the way to the top of Shenandoah Mountain and the state line before depositing you on Hone Quarry Ridge. On top, you'll find downhill double track through high ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Briery Branch, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.4
... Preview: Expect rolling hills, nice views of the surrounding mountains and all forest road riding on this scenic loop. For several miles the road parallels the upper reaches of the North River, with its moss ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Sangerville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Persistence is the name of the game on this short ride up Little River. It's also a good place to see firsthand the effects of flash flooding. The trail crosses and recrosses the stream and sometime ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Sangerville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Most of the climbing on this ride is done on a forest road, which leaves almost five miles of fun, rolling, ridgetop single track for your cycling pleasure. From the top you'll view valley farmland ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Sangerville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: This forest road ride starts with a good climb before rolling along the contour lines. Spotty views of Fort Valley and possible encounters with deer, turkey or grouse await the observant rider. Seve ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Elizabeth Furnace, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: This incredible ride starts out as a real calf-burner. You'll probably cuss this book, your bike and yourself as you ride / scramble up the rocky trail for the first 2.5 miles. Once atop the ridge, ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Briery Branch, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: It's a long climb to the top of North Mountain, but the ridgetop single track trail that awaits is well worth it. Get ready for awesome clifftop views and a sometimes technical but mostly smooth trai ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Longdale Furnace, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: Plan to get your legs wet, as this ride crosses the river 11 times. You'll find the trail to be level and smooth as you travel through this beautiful gorge. To avoid being swept away, bypass this ri ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Sangerville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: This ride takes you to the highest point in this book. After soaking up the spectacular 360 degree view from atop the knob, strap up your trail shoes. First, you'll ride the roller coaster ridgetop of ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Briery Branch, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Tighten your fillings - this one's a real teeth-knocker. Starting with a steep, expert-humbling climb and followed by 3 1/2 more miles of steady climbing, you'll find a big reward waiting at the top: ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Rawley Springs, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: This ride is extremely technical and also pretty hard. Expect to portage your bike across a number of clifftop boulder fields. The fabulous views and exceptional trail riding in between make it all ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Fort Valley, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: Strasburg Reservoir, a small mountain lake, is snugly nestled in the wooded Little Fort Valley between Green and Three Top Mountains. This easy ride rolls gently on a gated forest road out to the l ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia"
Elizabeth Furnace, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5

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