Dowells Draft

George Washington National Forest - North River district, Virginia

Elevation Gain1,744ft
Trailhead Elevation1,932ft
Elevation Min/Max1932/3347ft
Elevation Start/End1932/1932ft

Dowells Draft

Dowells Draft is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Augusta County, Virginia. It is within George Washington National Forest - North River district. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 1,932 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,744 feet. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.

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Mountain Biking Virginia: An Atlas of Virginia's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides (Falcon Guides)
Martín Fernández
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"If you must pick one ride in this book, do this one. This is a bold statement, considering the other gems documented throughout these pages, but this ride manages to sample two of the best Burg area trails in one loop. Both Dowells Draft and the Magic Moss trails have benefited from significant work thanks to the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition securing nearly $600,000 in grant money for trail development. Every foot you climb throughout the ride’s length will be worth the effort, and once you’re done you’ll want to come back for more. If you really want to make it even more of an epic ride, you can easily combine this ride with either (or both) the Lookout Mountain ride or the Narrowback ride." Read more

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George Washington National Forest - North River district
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Dec 2018