Carvins Cove Reservoir

Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Carvins Cove Reservoir

Carvins Cove Reservoir Professional Review and Guide

"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 legal to ride bicycles is the 7.3-mile out-and-back Carvins Cove Trail, a well-maintained gravel service road that runs from the boat dock past the picnic area and meets hard-surface Carvins Cove Road at the Bennett Springs entrance.

Pack a lunch and eat at the waterfront picnic area located about two-thirds of the way from the boat dock to the end of Carvins Cove Trails. You can even stop there and this would be a good family ride."

Carvins Cove Reservoir Reviews

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7/8/2011
We rode from the Bennet Springs parking lot and biked the fire trail to Little Bell and then School House. We were cooled by the poring rain and enjoyed calf deep water crossings. Beginning Mountain biker so we are on advanced beginner trails. The cove has it all and I can't wait to see more of it!
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4/16/2009
You gotta ride it!. Fantastic, well maintained trails. Something for every level of mountian biker. Start with the "Flats" everything you want in a ride. If you want more climb to the top of the mountian and hold on.
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5/12/2001
You better check this place out. More single track than you can shake a chain at.Every thing from climbs to fast downhills or techno to easy trails. Check out eastcoasters.com for great maps
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This area is right in my back yard. There is over 13,000 acres to ride in. It is now legal to ride within the Carvins Cove area. At the present time there is probably around 60 miles of trail to ride. Of the 60 miles, 30 miles would cover most of the single track. Sweet area. Beautiful views, some awesome downhill runs, The Gauntlet, Bucks Rutt, Clownhead and Stickman to name a few. Roanoke has got it all, from beginner to Extreme. ENJOY!
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9/17/2000
IF YOU CONTINUE ON THEIR IS ABOUT 60 MILES OF TRAILS ALL AROUND THE COVE AREA A LOT OF SINGLETRACK AND FIRE ROADS
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Trail Information

Roanoke
Nearby City
14.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Year-round, except when there is snow and ice.
Season
East Coasters Cycling and Fitness 540-774-7933
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Nov 2018