Carvins Cove Reservoir

Roanoke, Virginia

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This ride's general location is just outside the city of Roanoke in Botetourt County. Scenery includes dense woods with a lakeside picnic area. The only section of Carvins Cove on which it is legal to ride bicycles is the 7.3-mile out-and-back Carvins Cove Trail, a well-maintained gravel service road that runs from the boat dock past the picnic area and meets hard-surface Carvins Cove Road at the Bennett Springs entrance. Pack a lunch and eat at the waterfront picnic area located about two-thirds of the way from the boat dock to the end of Carvins Cove Trails. You can even stop there and this would be a good family ride.
Mountain Bike! Virginia

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Bike! Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is just outside the city of Roanoke in Botetourt County. Scenery includes dense woods with a lakeside picnic area. The only section of Carvins Cove on which it is legal to ride bicycles is the 7.3-mile out-and-back Carvins Cove Trail, a well-maintained gravel service road that runs from the boat dock past the picnic area and meets hard-surface Carvins Cove Road at the Bennett Springs entrance.

Pack a lunch and eat at the waterfront picnic area located about two-thirds of the way from the boat dock to the end of Carvins Cove Trails. You can even stop there and this would be a good family ride.

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

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Roanoke
Distance: 14.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Year-round, except when there is snow and ice.
Local Contacts: East Coasters Cycling and Fitness 540-774-7933
Driving Directions: Directions to Carvins Cove Reservoir

Recent Trail Reviews

7/8/2011
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We rode from the Bennet Springs parking lot and biked the fire trail to Little Bell and then School House. We were cooled by the poring rain and enjoyed calf deep water crossings. Beginning Mountain biker so we are on advanced beginner trails. The cove has it all and I can't wait to see more of it!


4/16/2009
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You gotta ride it!. Fantastic, well maintained trails. Something for every level of mountian biker. Start with the "Flats" everything you want in a ride. If you want more climb to the top of the mountian and hold on.


5/12/2001
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You better check this place out. More single track than you can shake a chain at.Every thing from climbs to fast downhills or techno to easy trails. Check out eastcoasters.com for great maps


10/28/2000
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This area is right in my back yard. There is over 13,000 acres to ride in. It is now legal to ride within the Carvins Cove area. At the present time there is probably around 60 miles of trail to ride. Of the 60 miles, 30 miles would cover most of the single track. Sweet area. Beautiful views, some awesome downhill runs, The Gauntlet, Bucks Rutt, Clownhead and Stickman to name a few. Roanoke has got it all, from beginner to Extreme. ENJOY!


9/17/2000
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IF YOU CONTINUE ON THEIR IS ABOUT 60 MILES OF TRAILS ALL AROUND THE COVE AREA A LOT OF SINGLETRACK AND FIRE ROADS



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