Crooked Run Rd to Laurel Run Spur
ElevationAscent: 5' 2 m
Descent: -313' -95 m
High: 2,034' 620 m
Low: 1,721' 525 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“Connects Crooked Run Rd. to Laurel Run Spur on handbuilt, narrow singletrack.”— Kyle Lawrence
When accessing from the southern end, (where you would pick up the trail if your goal is to access the Laurel Run Trail as part of the Northern Traverse ride) you'll find the trail at a switchback off of Crooked Run Road.
This connector is narrow and rocky in sections, and loses elevation when first heading north. After almost a mile, you'll arrive at a clearing for a natural gas line that goes up and over Great North Mountain. Depending on the season and the maintenance schedule that the gas line has experienced, the vegetation may be cut very low or the growth may create a clear delineation of the trail. Whatever the season, you'll head east (down) the gas line for less than a quarter of a mile until the trail crosses the gas line clearing and enters the tree line on the north side.
Once through the trees you'll be on the Laurel Run Spur Trail (Trail #568A). Immediately after leaving the gas line there is a rocky drainage crossing, so stay on your toes.
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Local Club: Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Nov 18, 2019: Smiles for Miles
Nov 18, 2019: Building a Network of Trails
Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests