Fenwick Mines

Barbours Creek, Virginia

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This ride's general location is 30 miles north of Roanoke. Scenery includes great views from the top of Bald Mountain and Fenwick Mines' unique biological habitat. This loop begins and ends at Fenwick Mines Recreation Area. You'll warm up with a four-mile climb before crossing the top of Bald Mountain, which offers limitless views that will take your breath away. The initial stretch of this 6-mile downhill appears as if the road simply drops off the end of the mountain. Then you'll discover the pleasures of riding a rail trail virtually unknown to the public. The only limiting factor for less-experienced riders is the distance.
Mountain Bike! Virginia

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Mountain Bike! Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is 30 miles north of Roanoke. Scenery includes great views from the top of Bald Mountain and Fenwick Mines' unique biological habitat. This loop begins and ends at Fenwick Mines Recreation Area. You'll warm up with a four-mile climb before crossing the top of Bald Mountain, which offers limitless views that will take your breath away.

The initial stretch of this 6-mile downhill appears as if the road simply drops off the end of the mountain. Then you'll discover the pleasures of riding a rail trail virtually unknown to the public. The only limiting factor for less-experienced riders is the distance.

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

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Barbours Creek
Distance: 19
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Year-round, except when there is snow and ice. Also use caution during hunting season.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,422 feet
Top Elevation: 3,553 feet
Local Contacts: New Castle Ranger District, Jefferson National Forest 540-864-5195
Local Maps: Jefferson National Forest Map of the New Castle Ranger District; USGS Jordan Mines, New Castle, Oriskany, and Strom
Driving Directions: Directions to Fenwick Mines

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