Fenwick Mines

Barbours Creek, Virginia 24165

Fenwick Mines

Fenwick Mines Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Barbours Creek
Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Year-round, except when there is snow and ice. Also use caution during hunting season.
1,422 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,553 feet
Top Elevation
New Castle Ranger District, Jefferson National Forest 540-864-5195
Local Contacts
Jefferson National Forest Map of the New Castle Ranger District; USGS Jordan Mines, New Castle, Oriskany, and Strom
Local Maps

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Jul 2018