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Spec Mines Trail

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 4.2 (6)

A technical, tight, narrow, and fast descent.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Singletrack

2,414' 736 m

High

1,183' 361 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,230' 375 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Trail is on National Forest, please be mindful of hunting seasons from October to January.

Description

The trailhead is right off of parkway near the Montvale Overlook. The trail consists of three main sections. The first section is fairly fast and flowy, some sections are very narrow and brushy, so first timers should be cautious. The second section consists of some slight ups and downs with a few sections of loose rock on the descents. The third section starts at the top of a large rock outcrop and descends very rapidly over extremely loose rocks, after a hard right hand turn, the trail becomes smoother and faster still. Towards the bottom, the trail straightens out before crossing a large water bar onto a forest service road.

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Shared By:

Caleb McAllister

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

#2

in Montvale

#8300

Overall
  4.2 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Montvale

#217

in Virginia

#8,300

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Start of Mines Spec trail
Aug 6, 2019 near Blue Ridge, VA

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Sep 3, 2018
Jordan Miller
Rad! Super fast, narrow descent. Had to be on my game with some loose corners on a borrowed bike, but it was a fun rip & good reward for the climb. 2.9mi