These trails have something for everyone... Plenty of fast sections, ample technical sections, and amazing views. Great rhythm to the trails with a good mix of fast drops and steady climbs. Beginners start with the Easy Rider
, Deer Run
, and Bottom Bracket
. Advanced riders can take Lower Dogwood
and ride the whole trail. Very low traffic all year
starts off with a few quick creek crossings, then turns into flowing trails. Follow the arrows across the road to Hargis.
Hargis is one of the fastest trails at Barber
Hills with a lot of flow. There are a few fun up and down's over bridges and fast off-camber turns.
has a couple of great views of Pat Mayse Lake. Don't get too relaxed because the steepest climb at Barber
Hills comes up quickly after the overlooks. Right before the steep climb there is a steep wooden double drop feature that will certainly get your attention! The last part of the trail has a steep root-covered downhill with a rock covered creek bottom.
starts off pretty flat and will make you think it will be an easy stroll in the woods. Get ready for the technical ascents and descents to come! Barber
offers a great workout!
The first section of Buzzard Hollow starts off with some amazing views of Pat Mayse Lake with some climbing and fast descents to follow.
leaves the Pat Mayse dam area paralleling the highway It soon heads away from the road with some technical areas to navigate. There is a great climb at the end of the trail leading up to the Corp office fence. At the end of the fence take a right to the start of the Upper Bedford
dives back into the woods from the Corp Road and quickly turns into a technical trail that has many roots and elevation changes before ending up at the Inner Loop
. Your heart rate should be up by now!
There is not much to say about the Inner Loop
but that it's a fun, fast trail! Most of the trail has great flow with a few dirt jumps and logs to hop over mixed in. Overall, a super-fast trail with great traction year-round!
leaves the Inner Loop
with a downhill section that has a small air catching ledge with a short climb after. The trail then turns into a fun fast trail that is a lot like the Inner Loop
. Lower Bedford
is probably the second most ridden trail at Barber
starts out with probably the fastest downhill at Barber
Hills! Tee it high and let it fly!! After the first section, it goes into a switchback area with several climbs. In the middle of the trail lies the 45-foot skinny bridge across an area that holds water after it rains. The backside of the trail has several fast creek crossings with bridges to help keep your speed up. The last part of the trail has a long climb with a switchback the leads to the last flat section.
Deer run is a great flowing trail that parallel's the corp road before finally crossing it and ending up back at the Sanders Cove trailhead. Try climbing the rock covered "Crusty Hill" on your way out of Deer Run
is a short beginner trail with lots of turns and not much elevation change that's close to the Sanders Cove trailhead.