Spec Mines

Buchanan, Virginia 24066

Spec Mines

Spec Mines Professional Review and Guide

"This ride's general location is 15 miles southwest of Buchanan and just south of Black Horse Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Scenery includes forest roads surrounded by dense woods and awesome views from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This loop will take you across the Blue Ridge Parkway on Old Sweet Springs Road at Black Horse Gap. Almost half of this ride follows the gravel and hard-packed, wide Glenwood Horse Trail, and the rest traverses the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be sure to yield the right of way to horses. Although there are some decent ups and downs, the 21-mile distance is the only limiting factor for less-experienced riders."

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The directions were not helpful and we were unable to find the trail head.
Spec Mines is a beautiful ride directly off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Starts with a beautiful piece of single track. Approx 2.5 miles long. Later breaks into a fire road, then back to single track. Evently you will climb a fireroad back to the BRP, and then travel 4 miles south back to your parked car. Enjoy

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Year-round, except when there is snow and ice. Also use caution during hunting season.
1,220 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,527 feet
Top Elevation
Glenwood Ranger District, Jefferson National Forest 540-291-2188
Local Contacts
Jefferson National Forest Map of the Glenwood Ranger District; USGS Montvale & Villamont
Local Maps

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Oct 2018