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Bald Ridge Trail (496)

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (4)

(aka Brailey's DH) One of the best singletrack downhills in the George Washington National Forest.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Singletrack

3,566' 1,087 m

High

2,106' 642 m

Low

13' 4 m

Up

1,465' 447 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Bikes are prohibited in Wilderness Areas please observe signage. Bikes are not allowed on Bald Ridge Trail between Dividing Ridge and The Peak.

Description

Enjoy this amazing downhill but don't forget to look up! When the trees clear, you can catch a view south of the high peaks on Elliot's Knob and Crawford Mountain. From the bottom, turn left on the fire road. Continue on to Braley's Pond where you'll cross the wooden bridge on your left.

Roll the singletrack along the bank of the pond and down the wooden steps to the Braley's Pond parking area, where you'll find water, restrooms, and primitive campsites along the gravel road.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shenandoah Bicycle with improvements by Zain Mirza

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  3.8 from 4 votes

#14915

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  3.8 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#408

in Virginia

#14,915

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Bald Ridge Trail is one long, weet singletrack descent from the intersection with Bridge Hollow.
Dec 24, 2014 near Monterey, VA

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Aug 19, 2018
John Grubb
7.4mi
Mar 18, 2017
Jack Dichiara
I rode TWOT to get to the ridge, and had to push my bike almost 100% of the way since there was so much snow. 9.5mi