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Recommended Routes in Clifton Forge & Iron Gate - 6

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Favorite A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Intermediate/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 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 A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Brushy Hollow, Stony Run & Fore Mountain North

19.1 mi 30.7 km 2,771' Up 844.59 m Up 2,818' Down 858.83 m Down

Clifton…, VA
Favorite Tuscarora Overlook. Must see!!!
Intermediate/Difficult

Blue Suck Falls Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 1,908' Up 581.47 m Up 1,911' Down 582.45 m Down

Clifton…, VA
Favorite The Mountain Side Trail delivers big on forest beauty.
Intermediate/Difficult

Beards Mountain Loop

6.0 mi 9.7 km 1,322' Up 402.94 m Up 1,330' Down 405.42 m Down

Clifton…, VA
Favorite A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Intermediate

Blue Suck Falls to Fore Mountain (South)

16.5 mi 26.6 km 2,538' Up 773.58 m Up 2,542' Down 774.89 m Down

Clifton…, VA

Clifton Forge & Iron Gate Biking

  • 151 Miles 243 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 19 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Clifton Forge & Iron Gate - 24

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3.4 mi 5.4 km #1Brushy Hollow
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
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4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Middle Mountain
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
2.6 mi 4.1 km #3Salt Stump Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
8.6 mi 13.8 km #4North Mountain Trail (#467)
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
0.8 mi 1.4 km #5Tobacco House Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
2.3 mi 3.6 km #6Mountain Top
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Difficult
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4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Stony Run
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Huffs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #9Mountain Side Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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5.6 mi 8.9 km #10McGraw Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA

Photos of Clifton Forge & Iron Gate - 42

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A few creek crossing on a hot day are certainly welcome.  Stony Run trail.
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
Crossing the swing bridge at the bottom of Brushy Hollow
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
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. :)
Dec 3, 2017 near Clifton…, VA
Nice view
Oct 20, 2015 near Clifton…, VA
Tuscarora Overlook. Must see!!!
Apr 4, 2014 near Clifton…, VA
Fast and fun descent down Salt Stump
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
View off the eastern side of the ridge.
Jan 10, 2019 near Clifton…, VA
Tuscarora Overlook
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA