Poverty Creek Trail

Blacksburg, Virginia

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This ride's general location is 3 miles northwest of Blacksburg off US 460. Scenery includes great views from the top of Brush Mountain. Few places can boast of high-quality, diverse mountain biking and proximity to a major university town, but that's what you get in Poverty Creek. Novice bikers will enjoy the trail's relatively flat nature, but enough rises and falls are thrown in to make it interesting for more adventurous riders. Starting at the parking area along US 460, you can ride an 11-mile loop that utilizes the Basin Trail and FS 708 to Boley Fields and back. An option includes climbing from the Basin Trail to FS 188-2 at the top of Brush Mt. This adds a 4.5-mile loop to the Poverty Creek loop.
Mountain Bike! Virginia

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Mountain Bike! Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is 3 miles northwest of Blacksburg off US 460. Scenery includes great views from the top of Brush Mountain. Few places can boast of high-quality, diverse mountain biking and proximity to a major university town, but that's what you get in Poverty Creek.

Novice bikers will enjoy the trail's relatively flat nature, but enough rises and falls are thrown in to make it interesting for more adventurous riders. Starting at the parking area along US 460, you can ride an 11-mile loop that utilizes the Basin Trail and FS 708 to Boley Fields and back. An option includes climbing from the Basin Trail to FS 188-2 at the top of Brush Mt. This adds a 4.5-mile loop to the Poverty Creek loop.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Blacksburg
Distance: 15.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Spring through fall. Avoid this ride after periods of heavy rain. Use caution during hunting seasons.
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 2,800 feet
Local Contacts: Blacksburg Ranger Station 540-552-4641
Local Maps: Jefferson National Forest Map of the Blacksburge Ranger District; USGS Newport
Driving Directions: Directions to Poverty Creek Trail

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2/3/2001
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Great double track, necks down to some awesome singletrack. This whole area is a mountain bikers dream. Alot of varied terrain, well marked trails, awesome downhills on some of the best single track in the State.



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