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Recommended Routes in Iron Mountains - 4

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Favorite Trestle in the sun.
Easy/Intermediate

Virginia Creeper Trail - Damascus to Whitetop

18.2 mi 29.3 km 2,039' Up 621.4 m Up 403' Down 122.92 m Down

Glade S…, VA
Favorite Started our ride from Beartree Camp, Trail is to the left as you turn off of 58. Clean trail, mostly climbing until the last mile or so. Took this to Iron Mountain then to Beech Trail back to 58 then Creeper Trail back to Damascus. About 14 miles and fun.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rush Creek Loop

13.7 mi 22.0 km 2,461' Up 750.01 m Up 2,451' Down 747.12 m Down

Chilhowie, VA
Favorite Stinging Nettles!
Difficult

Iron Mountain Out-and-Back

25.7 mi 41.4 km 3,717' Up 1132.93 m Up 3,719' Down 1133.52 m Down

Glade S…, VA
Favorite Iron Mountain Trail ridge riding!
Intermediate/Difficult

Beartree Gap-Old 84 loop

27.7 mi 44.5 km 3,783' Up 1153.03 m Up 3,786' Down 1154.07 m Down

Chilhowie, VA

Iron Mountains Biking

  • 132 Miles 213 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Iron Mountains - 18

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20.7 mi 33.4 km #1Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA 17 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Beartree Gap
Intermediate
Chilhowie, VA
Intermediate
Chilhowie, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Skulls Gap Trail
Intermediate
Adwolf, VA
Intermediate
Adwolf, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Beech Grove
Difficult
Glade Spring, VA
Difficult
Glade Spring, VA
1.6 mi 2.7 km #5Chestnut Ridge
Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #6Shaw Gap
Intermediate
Chilhowie, VA
Intermediate
Chilhowie, VA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Lum Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Rush #4565
Intermediate/Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Buzzard Den Trail #4582
Intermediate/Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chilhowie, VA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10Old Campground Trail
Easy
Adwolf, VA
Easy
Adwolf, VA

Photos of Iron Mountains - 21

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Beartree Gap, Chestnut Ridge, FSR615, Sawmill Trail, Iron Mountain Trail, Virginia Creeper Trail
Mar 9, 2021 near Chilhowie, VA
Stinging Nettles!
Oct 8, 2020 near Adwolf, VA
What dreams are made of.
Oct 8, 2020 near Adwolf, VA
Started our ride from Beartree Camp, Trail is to the left as you turn off of 58. Clean trail, mostly climbing until the last mile or so. Took this to Iron Mountain then to Beech Trail back to 58 then Creeper Trail back to Damascus. About 14 miles and fun.
Aug 26, 2020 near Chilhowie, VA
Great ride along the ridge line. Came from Beartree down Iron Mt trail, lots of downhill. Rocky in some spots. Was told by local shop to skip last 2 miles due to conditions so took Beech Trail down to Rt 58 and finished up on the Creeper Trail into town.
Aug 26, 2020 near Glade S…, VA
Beartree Gap/IMT intersection.
Apr 6, 2018 near Chilhowie, VA
Trestle in the sun.
Nov 18, 2016 near Chilhowie, VA
Approach to one of the many bridges in this section.
Jul 8, 2021 near Chilhowie, VA