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Loop 3

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 4.5 (18)

The most difficult, but most rewarding trail in Fountainhead Regional Park.


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6.5

Miles

10.4

KM

Singletrack

263' 80 m

High

125' 38 m

Low

884' 270 m

Up

888' 271 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

This is a one-way only trail!

Description

The most difficult, but subsequently, most rewarding trail in the Fountainhead Regional Park trail system. Part of a progression of trails, everything in the park builds up to Loop 3. Here you'll be greeted with roots and rocks of varying sizes; the tech is palpable here!

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Zain Mirza

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 18 votes

#575

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  4.5 from 18 votes
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#12

in Virginia

#575

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Photos

Catching air on the first of 3 consecutive humps. Pic by Harold N.
May 12, 2016 near Lake Ridge, VA
This is a new bridge on the Black Loop at Fountainhead Regional Park.
Jul 23, 2014 near Lake Ridge, VA
The big drop on the Black trail.
Apr 12, 2017 near Lake Ridge, VA
Gnarly drop on Black trail
Dec 13, 2018 near Lake Ridge, VA
Lap aronud Black Trail, showing all drops, some rock gardens, jump lines, and optional log ride.
Mar 30, 2020 near Lake Ridge, VA
Entrance to black trail
May 28, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA

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Dec 22, 2019
Joey Marson
Sep 17, 2017
River Stark
Nice and dry but humidity on the cooler rocks in loop 2-3 make for an interesting ride.
Sep 4, 2016
Richard Lindenberg

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