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622 mi 1,001 km of trail 39 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 12 Trails Intermediate Trails 80 Trails Hard Trails 92 Trails
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Recommended Routes in George Washington National Forest - 39

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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

12.9 mi 20.8 km 1,388' Up 422.98 m Up 1,422' Down 433.47 m Down

Bridgew…, VA
Favorite Optional lines on newly rerouted trail
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 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 A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Difficult

Douthat State Park - IMBA EPIC

18.6 mi 30.0 km 3,427' Up 1044.67 m Up 3,423' Down 1043.31 m Down

Clifton…, VA
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 Follow the 'Wisps'. But be mindful...black bear make their home in these Virginia hills. Nearing the entrance to Pete's Cave and to the steps up through your hike-a-bike reservation. Beware the use of super wide bars. :)
Difficult

Longdale Furnace North Mountain Loop

11.8 mi 19.0 km 1,827' Up 556.95 m Up 1,819' Down 554.54 m Down

Clifton…, VA
Favorite Yes, that IS the trail... and it is rideable! The Furnace on a foggy summer day
Difficult

Elizabeth Furnace - Figure 8 of Hate

24.4 mi 39.2 km 2,975' Up 906.74 m Up 2,972' Down 905.87 m Down

Strasburg, VA
Favorite Optional lines on newly rerouted trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Lookout Mountain from Stokesville

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,398' Up 426.26 m Up 1,441' Down 439.36 m Down

Bridgew…, VA

Trails in George Washington National Forest - 145

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7.8 mi 12.6 km #1Timber Ridge Trail (431)
Difficult
Franklin, WV
Difficult
Franklin, WV 10 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Tillman West
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA 17 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #3Wolf Ridge (378)
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
Dayton, VA 14 
12.0 mi 19.4 km #4Whetstone Ridge Trail #523
Difficult
Nellysford, VA
Difficult
Nellysford, VA
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5High Knob Trail (1024)
Very Difficult
Franklin, WV
Very Difficult
Franklin, WV
69.5 mi 111.9 km #6Massanutten Trail
Very Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Very Difficult
Strasburg, VA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #7Brushy Hollow
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #8Trimble Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bridgewater, VA 16 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #9Brushy Ridge Trail
Difficult
Warm Springs, VA
Difficult
Warm Springs, VA
8.7 mi 14.0 km #10Long Mountain Trail
Difficult
Basye, VA
Difficult
Basye, VA
7.4 mi 11.9 km #11Torry Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stuarts Draft, VA
Difficult
Stuarts Draft, VA 11 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #12Cold Springs Trail
Very Difficult
Staunton, VA
Very Difficult
Staunton, VA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #13Kaylor Ridge Trail (North)
Very Difficult
Massanutten, VA
Very Difficult
Massanutten, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #14Heartbreak Trail (435A)
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
Dayton, VA
4.6 mi 7.5 km #15Middle Mountain
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #16Tower Trail
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
Dayton, VA 10 
15.5 mi 24.9 km #17North Mountain (443)
Difficult
Lexington, VA
Difficult
Lexington, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #18Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trail #405.2
Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Difficult
Strasburg, VA
8.6 mi 13.8 km #19North Mountain Trail (#467)
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
0.8 mi 1.4 km #20Tobacco House Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA

Photos of George Washington National Forest - 225

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Bald Ridge Trail is one long, weet singletrack descent from the intersection with Bridge Hollow.
Dec 24, 2014 near Monterey, VA
adventureseen.com video of Lookout Mountain Trail.
Dec 14, 2014 near Bridgew…, VA
an adventureseen.com video of Torry Ridge Trail
Dec 15, 2014 near Stuarts…, VA
A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, 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
adventureseen.com video of Sam Skidmore riding Trimble Mountain Trail.
Dec 14, 2014 near Bridgew…, VA
One of the highlights of the 11-mile ridge run on the Southern Traverse
Mar 16, 2013 near Monterey, VA