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Poverty Creek

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (17)

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


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

Singletrack

2,283' 696 m

High

2,042' 622 m

Low

413' 126 m

Up

558' 170 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Bruce

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 17 votes

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  3.5 from 17 votes
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#263

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Photos

Creek on Poverty Creek.
Jun 19, 2020 near Prices…, VA
Creek crossing on Poverty Creek.
Jun 19, 2020 near Prices…, VA
Check the trail conditions before heading out!
Aug 16, 2013 near Blacksburg, VA

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Jul 31, 2021
Mary Shell
May 20, 2021
Jim Muth
10mi
May 24, 2020
Carly Bromwell
Only did about half the trail 2.6mi — 0h 32m
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