Mountain Bike Heaven

Wytheville, Virginia 24382

Mountain Bike Heaven

Mountain Bike Heaven Professional Review and Guide

"This ride's general location is 12 miles south of Wytheville. Scenery includes great views of neighboring peaks and ridges. This loop utilizes single-track, double-track, and Forest Service roads that are part of the Highlands Horse Trail. Except for rank novices, most mountain bikers can handle the mileage and terrain of this trail. Ride the trail during the week when you can have the area to yourself.

The 2.5-mile climb on double-track and single-track will be the most difficult part. Don't be reluctant to stop and admire the outstanding views of neighboring peaks and ridges. The 3-mile double-track descent will leave you grinning for weeks. Advanced cyclists will want to add the 1.5-mile (3 miles total) single-track out-and-back Henley Hollow Trail and then follow the Iron Mountain option, which will create a more challenging and somewhat longer 11-mile loop."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Spring, Summer and Fall, when snow and ice are not obstacles to safe riding. Use caution during hunting seasons.
2,680 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,873 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, 540-783-5196
Local Contacts
Jefferson National Forest Map of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area; USGS Speedwell
Local Maps

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Jul 2018