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Big Hollow Heartbreak Hotlap

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Trail

6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,427' 435 m
Descent: -1,439' -438 m
High: 3,179' 969 m
Low: 1,917' 584 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Shenandoah Bicycle

Start on a sustained steep climb and finish with some technical rock riding.

Shenandoah Bicycle

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Overview

A classic Harrisonburg hotlap. Big Hollow is a sustained steep granny gear climb (going counter clockwise), or a ripping fast, worm burning, wide open descent off Hone Quarry Ridge for those going clockwise.

Heartbreak departs off HQ ridge along the north face on difficult, rocky, off-camber, and exposed trail. This trail will challenge even the most skilled riders.

Description

Park at the Hone Quarry picnic area and head upstream on the road until you see trail markers on the left. If you get to the lake, you've gone too far.

The trails roll both ways, but are most commonly ridden up Big Hollow (430) and down Heartbreak Trail (435A). Big Hollow (430) is wide, steep and relatively unobstructed. Heartbreak Trail (435A) is skinny, off-camber, exposed, technical, rocky and just plain hard.

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Mar 29, 2019
Troy Clift
During the climb there was defiantly more hiking than biking for me. I'm also a little traumatized after this ride as I found a couple in the act. 6.6mi — 1h 26m

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Kind of a cool rocky knoll on Hone Quarry Ridge.
Jul 16, 2017 near Dayton, VA
One of the few vistas along the ridge part of the loop.
Jul 16, 2017 near Dayton, VA

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