MTB Project Logo

greenBlue Poverty Creek

Trail

4.4 mile 7.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 413' 126 m
Descent: -558' -170 m
High: 2,283' 696 m
Low: 2,042' 622 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Michael Bruce

An out-and back trail - Pretty much the easiest trail at Pandapas.

Michael Bruce

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

Poverty Creek is the most heavily-used trail at Pandapas because it is the easiest. However, there are several creek crossings and a few rocky sections that require intermediate level skills so don't take it lightly. The lower third of Poverty gets pretty remote and sees a lot less use than the rest of the trail. It also gets pretty overgrown later in the season.

The Poverty Creek Trail does not drain well and will keep mud many days after a rain. Other trails at Pandapas drain much better.

A lot of folks go to Pandapas Pond, ride the Poverty Creek Trail, and think this is all there is. Don't do that! If you have skills, you have to combine sections of Poverty Creek with other trail segments at Pandapas to create a good loop.

The Poverty Creek - West section has a notable added difficulty in the climbs and downhill sections and makes for a challenging end to this trail.

Biked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, E-Bikes Allowed

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Nov 11, 2018
Courtney Deacon
First ride ever! Got a little lost and got my shoes all wet but SO fun. 7.3mi
Oct 15, 2018
Scott Datsko
Sep 20, 2018
Scott Datsko
9.5mi
Sep 12, 2018
Phil McElmurray
Apr 14, 2018
Stacey Vaughan
4.5mi
Dec 19, 2017
Callaway Cass
Jun 12, 2017
Phil McElmurray
Feb 19, 2017
Phil McElmurray

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 14 votes

#9081

Overall
  3.4 from 14 votes
5 Star
21%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
43%
2 Star
21%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#293

in Virginia

#9,081

Overall
54 Views Last Month
1,681 Since Feb 28, 2013
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

27%
64%
9%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter