Beartree Recreation Area

Damascus, Virginia

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This ride's general location is east of Damascus. Scenery includes roadside streams and vistas from atop Iron Mountain. This loop starts and ends at the Beartree Recreation Area and includes enough riding on the Iron Mountain Trail to please anyone who likes rocky, technical single-track. There is also a short section of this ride on hard-surface road through the recreation area. Although not a long ride, this is a moderately challenging one and should be undertaken by those with moderate to advanced bike handling skills and physical abilities.
Mountain Bike! Virginia

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Mountain Bike! Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is east of Damascus. Scenery includes roadside streams and vistas from atop Iron Mountain. This loop starts and ends at the Beartree Recreation Area and includes enough riding on the Iron Mountain Trail to please anyone who likes rocky, technical single-track.

There is also a short section of this ride on hard-surface road through the recreation area. Although not a long ride, this is a moderately challenging one and should be undertaken by those with moderate to advanced bike handling skills and physical abilities.

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

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Damascus
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Spring through fall. Use caution during hunting seasons.
Trailhead Elevation: 3,360 feet
Top Elevation: 3,840 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, 540-783-5196
Local Maps: Jefferson National Forest Map of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area; USGS Whitetop Mountain and Konnarock
Driving Directions: Directions to Beartree Recreation Area

Recent Trail Reviews

5/25/2014
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The tent group campsite 4 at Beartree was one of the prettiest we have ever seen. The water from that spicket for that site was contaminated with rock and dirt. The water from the spicket at site 1 looked to be fine. Overall this is a lovely facility and our group had a fantastic time.


6/24/2006
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Excellent campground. Campsite Cluster #4 in Walk-in Group Campsite is gorgeous. It sits beside a creek. Only drawback was that gear must be hiked in from parking lot 100 yards. Great access to Damascus, VA & Virginia Creeper Trail (15 minutes away)



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