Longdale Recreation Area

Lexington, Virginia 24450

Longdale Recreation Area

Longdale Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"This ride's general location is 15 miles west of Lexington. Scenery includes pedaling in the shadow of North Mountain, then through a densely wooded riparian area along Sinking Creek. This loop is a good beginner's alternative to the tough climb that is part of the North Mountain Ridge route that also starts at the Longdale Recreation Area.

The majority of the ride follows moderate ups and downs on gravel Forest Service roads, but undoubtedly the best part is a three-mile section of logging road and single-track that carves its way through a wooded section of Boggs Hollow and crisscrosses Sinking Creek. The woods section is the only part that might cause any problems for novice bikers, but walk it and enjoy the rest."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Summer is best for families, but ride is good all-year unless there is snow and ice.
1,335 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,980 feet
Top Elevation
James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest 703-962-2214
Local Contacts
George Washington National Forest Map of the James River Ranger District; USGS Clifton Forge, Longdale Furnace, and Sugarloaf Mountain
Local Maps

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Jul 2018