Upper Comet

Consensus:    (details)
  4.0 from 4 votes
black  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #6 in the Carvins Cove Trail System area
#67 in VA, #2,420 Overall
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Trail in the area near Troutville,
“Steep downhills mixed with quick steep climbs.”
John Gulyas on Feb 8, 2013
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1.52.4 milesKilometers 90’28 m Ascent 1,489’454 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -382’-116 m Descent 1,191’363 m Low 20% Max Grade (11°)
Upper Comet is one of the many great "upper" trails at Carvins Cove. It starts out pretty standard but then takes you right straight down the mountain. It's not as steep as some of the trails in the Cove, but the washouts in the middle of the steep downhill section make it more of a challenge.

Once you're at the bottom, you have some nice singletrack and then a short, steep climb that a majority of riders have to hike up. This portion of the trail has several up and down sections that will have your legs burning.

At the trail intersection you can either go straight and finish out Lower Comet, turn left and go up Tuckaway to pick up the upper trails again, or turn right to finish out Tuckaway and go on to discover the "lower" trails.
Land Manager: Roanoke City Parks and Recreation
Local Club: Roanoke IMBA
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5.0 (1)
A fun quick descent followed by a long climb around Mill Mountain park.
near Roanoke, VA
4.5 (2)
A fun technical ride with long fire road climbs and steep, technical downhill...
near Troutville, VA
4.3 (4)
A route covering all mountain bike trails on Mill Mountain in the city of Roa...
near Roanoke, VA

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PHOTOS of Upper Comet
  3.0 from 2 votes
Top of Comet (Troutville, VA)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Trail intersection of Tuckaway and Comet (Troutville, VA)