Hone Quarry

Briery Branch, Virginia

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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 hemlock trees. The ride back is all downhill. Highlights: Easy grade, lake, stream crossings, springs, pond, gated road, large trees
Off The Beaten Track Volume V: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Northern Virginia

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

by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)

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 hemlock trees. The ride back is all downhill. Highlights: Easy grade, lake, stream crossings, springs, pond, gated road, large trees

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Briery Branch
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 hour - intermediate level
Trailhead Elevation: 1,240 feet
Top Elevation: 2,240 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Hone Quarry

Recent Trail Reviews

12/29/2006
0

On this trail you pass beautiful scenery and the view on top is great. However, it is almost straight uphill for a few miles. But the ride down is great.


10/30/2006
0

A trip along the trail beside the stream feeding Hone Quarry Lake is easy backpacking back to the pond, only 3.6 miles in. You can go furhter. The camp sites are good and water abundant. Occasionally a truck taking out dead fall for firewood is there but does not detract from the experience. You can skirt the stream crossing if you go slightly east of the stream to a low ridge which follows the wash out line from the stream. Come off this ridge and drop into the camping area at the confluence of two or three streams. You need to keep looking over the edge of the wash out cliff to find this point. Do not go more than 0.3 miles on this line. Not fording the two stream crossings in cool weatehr is a good idea.


9/10/2005
0

I ride this about once per year. The road has not been gated for many years and is a popular four-wheel-drive road up to the top of the mountain. The surface has gotten rocky and gravelly over the years, but this is still a nice ride.



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