Best Mountain Biking in Virginia

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Old Rag Fire Road

    27 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 3,329 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #2 New River Trail State Park

    14 Reviews

    Galax, VA

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, where the river and forest and historical mining ...
    •  57 miles
    •  Guide

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote ...

  • #3 Wakefield Park / Accotink Trail

    6 Reviews

    Annandale, VA

    Wakefield Park is quite possibly the most popular mountain-bike destination in the Metro Washington, D.C., area. Its close proximity to the Capital Beltway makes it a popular destination for ...
    •  1 hour
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wakefield Park is quite possibly the most popular mountain-bike destination in the Metro Washington, D.C., area. Its close ...

  • #4 Douthat State Park

    5 Reviews

    Clifton Forge, VA

    There are 24 different trails to choose from in the park, totaling more than 40 miles of rideable terrain. The variety of "magic" mountain bike trails, as some have called them, has lead to the ...
    •  Varies by routes chosen
    •  40 miles
    •  Guide

    There are 24 different trails to choose from in the park, totaling more than 40 miles of rideable terrain. The variety of ...

  • #5 C&O Canal National Historic Park

    5 Reviews

    Georgetown, VA

    This ride's general location is between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland, along the Potomac River. Scenery includes splendid views of the wide Potomac River, forests, ...
    •  185 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland, along the Potomac River. ...

  • #6 Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

    6 Reviews

    Abingdon, VA

    Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled streams, to its midway point at Damascus. Beyond town, the scenery ...
    •  34.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled ...

  • #7 Carvins Cove Reservoir

    5 Reviews

    Roanoke, VA

    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 ...
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is just outside the city of Roanoke in Botetourt County. Scenery includes dense woods with a ...

  • #8 Fountainhead Regional Park

    2 Reviews

    Fairfax, VA

    This ride's general location is 10 miles south of Fairfax, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Scenery includes pretty woods and glimpses of Lake Occoquan. This single-track trail (a ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is 10 miles south of Fairfax, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Scenery includes pretty ...

  • #9 Brush Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Blacksburg, VA

    Brush Mountain has become, for nearly all off-road cyclists in this area, the quintessential mountain biking haven. Its proximity to town and campus- the mountain is cycling distance from the ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Brush Mountain has become, for nearly all off-road cyclists in this area, the quintessential mountain biking haven. Its proximity ...

  • #10 Sherando Lake Loop

    4 Reviews

    Waynesboro, VA

    These massive levels of ancient orogeny are just south of the magnificent Shenandoah National Park. They tower above the fertile valley of Shenandoah, nestling the riches of this Eastern b ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    These massive levels of ancient orogeny are just south of the magnificent Shenandoah National Park. They tower above the ...

  • #11 Breaks Interstate Park

    3 Reviews

    Haysi, VA

    This ride's general location is on the Virginia-Kentucky border 67 miles northwest of Abingdon, Virginia. Scenery includes dense woods along the trail, and the "Grand Canyon of the South", a ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is on the Virginia-Kentucky border 67 miles northwest of Abingdon, Virginia. Scenery includes ...

  • #12 Marl Ravine Trail

    4 Reviews

    Williamsburg, VA

    This ride's general location is 11 miles west of Williamsburg off Interstate 64 at the Croaker exit. Scenery includes unique, highly fertile coastal plain environment with growths of glade fern, ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is 11 miles west of Williamsburg off Interstate 64 at the Croaker exit. Scenery includes unique, ...

  • #13 Fountainhead Regional Park

    3 Reviews

    Springfield, VA

    This ride will take you through one of the region’s most successful off-road cycling projects. Originally conceived by a band of riders from MORE in early 1994, and redesigned with the International ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride will take you through one of the region’s most successful off-road cycling projects. Originally conceived by a ...

  • #14 Stephens Trail

    4 Reviews

    Edinburg, VA

    Camp Roosevelt opened in 1933 as America’s first Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Living in tents and earning $30 a week, unemployed men built the roads, campgrounds, picnic shelters, and fire ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Camp Roosevelt opened in 1933 as America’s first Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Living in tents and earning $30 a week, ...

  • #15 Middleburg Vineyard Tour

    3 Reviews

    Middleburg, VA

    Virginia is quickly becoming renowned worldwide for its wine. And Loudoun County is home to a number of the Old Dominion’s nest wineries. This mostly unpaved (gravel and dirt) ride is set up ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  23.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Virginia is quickly becoming renowned worldwide for its wine. And Loudoun County is home to a number of the Old Dominion’s ...

  • #16 Pocahontas State Park

    1 Reviews

    Chesterfield, VA

    Bicycling has, for a long time, been a component of Pocahontas State Park’s outdoor recreation plans. But the Old Mill Bicycle Trail, as nice as it is, wasn’t quite enough for the growing masses ...
    •  Varies by routes chosen
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Bicycling has, for a long time, been a component of Pocahontas State Park’s outdoor recreation plans. But the Old Mill Bicycle ...

  • #17 First Landing State Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    A great ride for the family or the casual cyclist seeking an easy, relatively flat ride through a semitropical forest, complete with Spanish moss, bald cypress, lagoons osprey, and the chicken ...
    •  1 hour
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A great ride for the family or the casual cyclist seeking an easy, relatively flat ride through a semitropical forest, complete ...

  • #18 Flagpole

    4 Reviews

    Harrisonburg, VA

    This ride is one of the state's all-time greats. Its only drawback, perhaps, is the daunting 7.5-mile climb in the first 7.5 miles of the ride- not much of a warm-up. Of course, this can be avoided ...
    •  3 hours
    •  17.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is one of the state's all-time greats. Its only drawback, perhaps, is the daunting 7.5-mile climb in the first ...

  • #19 York River State Park

    3 Reviews

    Williamsburg, VA

    There are five trails within York River State Park (nearly 15 miles worth) that are open to mountain biking, some of which share use with equestrians and hikers. The Laurel Glen Mountain Bike ...
    •  Varies by routes chosen
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    There are five trails within York River State Park (nearly 15 miles worth) that are open to mountain biking, some of which ...

  • #20 Cape Henry Trail (Main Trail)

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring a magical coastal environment of cypress swamps, bird-filled swales, ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring ...