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Stinger Trail

 3.8 (5)

0.3 Miles 0.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

23' 7 m

Ascent

-69' -21 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

107' 33 m

High

61' 19 m

Low

Shared By Ryan Delaney

Conditions


All Clear 1 day ago
Dry, Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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A short, narrow trail laid into the hillside that offers some fun flow and challenge.

Ryan Delaney

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

Stinger is the third and shortest of Meadowood's bike-specific trails. It was built in the tradition of the backcountry trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corp in Western Virginia, with a narrow, out-sloped bench cut and switchbacked climbs. Though short, Stinger offers riders a bonus climb and an opportunity to work on their balance before tackling Virginia's backcountry gems.

The most direct access to Stinger is from the Belmont Boulevard trailhead. Take the Belmont Connector to the South Branch Loop and make a left, continuing past the Yard Sale Trail to the top of a small bluff overlooking the Massey Creek floodplain. You'll see the trail sign for Stinger to your right. Stinger begins with a tight switchback and log-over before settling into a rolling sidehill trail. The trail then drops to a tight uphill turn before climbing back to the top of the ridge and rejoining the South Branch Loop. To session Stinger, turn left at the intersection and head counterclockwise on South Branch Loop to return to the trail entrance.

Though Stinger holds up better to moisture than either Boss Trail or Yard Sale Trail, please be mindful of any posted closures on the trail sign or trailhead kiosks.

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  3.8 from 5 votes

#9130

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#275

in Virginia

#9,130

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