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Recommended Routes in George Washington National Forest - 31

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Favorite One of the highlights of the 11-mile ridge run on the Southern Traverse
Difficult

Southern Traverse - IMBA EPIC

36.4 mi 58.5 km 3,946' Up 1202.66 m Up 3,970' Down 1209.96 m Down

Verona, VA
Favorite Per the description, if you can time your ride to reach the overlook before sunset, you'll be greeted with a fantastic photo op!
Difficult

Lookout Mountain Loop

13.5 mi 21.8 km 1,612' Up 491.48 m Up 1,618' Down 493.04 m Down

Bridgew…, VA
Favorite Annie Brown cruising up Tillman West Trail after riding up from the Stokesville Lodge / Ride Center at IMBA Fallfest 2013
Intermediate/Difficult

Narrowback Mountain Loop

15.2 mi 24.5 km 1,583' Up 482.44 m Up 1,563' Down 476.32 m Down

Dayton, VA
Favorite Per the description, if you can time your ride to reach the overlook before sunset, you'll be greeted with a fantastic photo op!
Difficult

Virginia Endurance Series SVBC Project Showcase Ride / Route

45.9 mi 73.8 km 5,023' Up 1531.08 m Up 5,075' Down 1546.93 m Down

Bridgew…, VA
Favorite Views off both sides of the Great North Mountain Ridge Trail is what we are talking about!
Difficult

Northern Traverse

33.5 mi 53.9 km 3,864' Up 1177.62 m Up 3,856' Down 1175.32 m Down

Basye, VA
Favorite Kind of a cool rocky knoll on Hone Quarry Ridge.
Difficult

Big Hollow Heartbreak Hotlap

6.3 mi 10.1 km 1,427' Up 434.84 m Up 1,439' Down 438.46 m Down

Dayton, VA
Favorite View from Reddish Knob. The rock to the right of the bike is the top of Timber Ridge Trail.
Difficult

Reddish Knob: Timber Ridge to Wolf Ridge

18.6 mi 30.0 km 2,870' Up 874.71 m Up 2,904' Down 885.22 m Down

Dayton, VA
Favorite Snow covered Little Bald Knob before dropping into Chestnut Trail
Difficult

TWOT: Camp Todd, Chestnut, Grindstone

18.5 mi 29.8 km 3,490' Up 1063.71 m Up 3,452' Down 1052.29 m Down

Bridgew…, VA
Favorite View from Reddish Knob. The rock to the right of the bike is the top of Timber Ridge Trail.
Difficult

Reddish Knob to Wild Oak: Chestnut & Grindstone Ridge Shuttle

13.3 mi 21.4 km 975' Up 297.29 m Up 3,733' Down 1137.82 m Down

Franklin, WV

George Washington National Forest Biking

  • 1,202 Miles 1,934 Kilometers of Trail
  • 31 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 58 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 107 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in George Washington National Forest - 140

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4.7 mi 7.6 km #1Benson Run Rd
Intermediate
Verona, VA
Intermediate
Verona, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Tillman West
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA 27 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #3Festival Trail
Intermediate
Dayton, VA
Intermediate
Dayton, VA
1.3 mi 2.2 km #4Tower Trail
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
Dayton, VA 11 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Narrowback Trail: East
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Hankey Mountain Road
Easy/Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Lynn Trail (436)
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
Dayton, VA 10 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #8Wolf Ridge (378)
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
Dayton, VA 18 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Mill Creek Connector
Difficult
Lyndhurst, VA
Difficult
Lyndhurst, VA
7.2 mi 11.5 km #10Little Mare Trail
Difficult
Warm Springs, VA
Difficult
Warm Springs, VA

Photos of George Washington National Forest - 248

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One of the highlights of the 11-mile ridge run on the Southern Traverse
Mar 16, 2013 near Monterey, VA
A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
adventureseen.com video of Sam Skidmore riding Trimble Mountain Trail.
Dec 14, 2014 near Bridgew…, VA
an adventureseen.com video of Torry Ridge Trail
Dec 15, 2014 near Stuarts…, VA
Bald Ridge Trail is one long, weet singletrack descent from the intersection with Bridge Hollow.
Dec 24, 2014 near Monterey, VA
The climb up (or descent down) Signal Knob is not for the faint of heart.
Mar 11, 2016 near Strasburg, VA
Super-technical sweetness... for those with the skills to ride (not me)
Jun 5, 2019 near Mount J…, VA
Per the description, if you can time your ride to reach the overlook before sunset, you'll be greeted with a fantastic photo op!
Nov 2, 2020 near Bridgew…, VA