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Lots of trails disappearing from site?

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Chad Davis · · Brevard, NC · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

In researching trails in a few different areas that I've had previously saved, I've noticed that many are gone - at least 8-10 in 3 different riding areas in two states. Anyone know what's going on?  I am positive the trails still exist and are legal to mountain bike.  

John Styrnol · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 95

That's not good. I'm not seeing some new one's that were built recently.

Zander Göpfert · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,189

Hey Chad and John,

Would you mind sending me some more info on the specific trails or the area(s) that they're in? I'd be happy to dig into it and see if I can find out what's going on. Sometimes land managers ask us to take down trails, but it sounds like these are all legal to ride, so that might not be what's going on. Feel free to reply here or shoot me an email (


Chad Davis · · Brevard, NC · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

A few I remember are Dragon's Back in Cawtaba, VA ( and several trails that are used to access this ridge) and Day Creek trail in Montvale, VA.  Day Creek is now part of an epic loop but can't be seen separately as it had in the past.   These are a few of the examples that I had linked in my website till I received notices of broken links when something changed within MTB Project.

Zander Göpfert · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,189

Does the Day Creek Trail use the Day Creek trailhead shown on this map? Sounds like it was/is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Epic loop? Next, is Dragon's Back the same as the North Mountain Trail? It's possible that this trail was in progress and the original contributor didn't end up finishing the trail so it was put up for adoption. Additionally, if a trail isn't fully approved for the site and app, whoever uploaded it can take it down. Seems like a longshot unless they were all uploaded by the same person and they decided to take them down.  

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