Hidden Valley

Warm Springs, Virginia

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This ride's general location is 5 miles west of Warm Springs. Scenery includes world-class lodging, trout fishing, and a restored antebellum mansion. The loop through Hidden Valley in the far reaches of Bath County was one of those pleasant surprises. Starting with an easy flat stretch along and through the Jackson River, you'll ride on double-track and forest roads that circle Little Mountain before you return to the start on a 2.5-mile downhill. Some ups and downs will get your heart and lungs working, but it's nothing that even novice riders with a moderate level of fitness can't handle. The appeal of this locale is long-standing-in fact, ongoing archeological excavations at Hidden Valley have traced a Native American presence back 9,000 years.
Mountain Bike! Virginia

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Mountain Bike! Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is 5 miles west of Warm Springs. Scenery includes world-class lodging, trout fishing, and a restored antebellum mansion. The loop through Hidden Valley in the far reaches of Bath County was one of those pleasant surprises. Starting with an easy flat stretch along and through the Jackson River, you'll ride on double-track and forest roads that circle Little Mountain before you return to the start on a 2.5-mile downhill.

Some ups and downs will get your heart and lungs working, but it's nothing that even novice riders with a moderate level of fitness can't handle. The appeal of this locale is long-standing-in fact, ongoing archeological excavations at Hidden Valley have traced a Native American presence back 9,000 years.

©  Randy Porter/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Warm Springs
Distance: 12
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Spring through fall is best. Use caution during hunting season.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,750 feet
Top Elevation: 2,400 feet
Local Contacts: Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington National Forest 540-839-2521
Local Maps: George Washington National Forest Map of the Warm Springs Ranger District; USGS Sunrise and Warm Springs
Driving Directions: Directions to Hidden Valley

Recent Trail Reviews

5/1/2008
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This place is beautiful! Great place to camp and fish as well as bike. It is not technically difficult. The river was up a little so it was a challenge for my then 13 year old son to cross. On the downhill coming back we were moving pretty fast and encountered an area of very loose gravel that upped the pucker until we could get slowed down enough. Had lunch at a great little place in Hot Springs on the way out.



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