Brushy Hollow

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Rank: #3 in the Douthat State Park area
#39 in VA, #1,398 Overall
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Trail in the area near Iron Gate,
“Fun, fast descent with lots of turns; a highlight at Douthat”
Leslie Kehmeier on Jun 5, 2013
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3.45.4 milesKilometers 427’130 m Ascent 2,340’713 m High 8% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -1,039’-317 m Descent 1,302’397 m Low 34% Max Grade (19°)
Brushy Hollow is a highlight at Douthat. It's best to ride from the intersection with Mountain Top and Beard's Gap to enjoy and long and exciting downhill.

From Mountain Top you'll climb gradually over a short distance. Stop to enjoy the viewpoint looking east into George Washington National Forest. From there finish the climb and get ready for an awesome downhill.

The trail is fast and fun but has many switchbacks. Be aware of your speed going into turns. Nearing the bottom of the valley, you’ll encounter eight rock-armored wet crossings before reaching the swing bridge over Wilson Creek. Bounce your way across the bridge and then roll out to Douthat Road.
Land Manager: Virginia State Parks
Local Club: Roanoke IMBA
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4.6 (18)
A hearty mix of rocky and fast singletrack characteristic of the Appalachian ...
near Clifton Forge, VA
4.0 (3)
A great extension of the Douthat Park riding with a bonus downhill into the G...
near Clifton Forge, VA
4.0 (1)
A direct ride out of Douthat State Park to the Fore Mountain Trail.
near Clifton Forge, VA

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PHOTOS of Brushy Hollow
  4.3 from 3 votes
Crossing the swing bridge at the bottom of Brushy Hollow (Clifton Forge, VA)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Brushy Hollow is a whole lot of fun descending to Douthat Road. (Iron Gate, VA)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Great views to the west into George Washington National Forest (Iron Gate, VA)