The Grant at Willowsford

 6 votes

7.4 Miles 11.9 Kilometers


Doubletrack

340' 104 m

Ascent

-347' -106 m

Descent

430' 131 m

High

312' 95 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

All Clear

73 days agoUpdate

A doubletrack trail running through Willowsford

Will Plath

Overview

Description

Streams with bridges, forests and fields, varied and steep terrain all make The Grant Trail System perfect for intermediate bikers.

About half of the trail is crushed rock laid over old forest trails. The other half is either grassy field riding or packed dirt. There are few real obstacles along this trail. A couple creek crossings, and a few sections where logs have been laid down where it is muddy. The real challenge of this trail is mostly due to the leaf litter on the trail (fall). It obscures many of the rocks and roots along the trail.

Riding the trail counterclockwise from the parking lot at the end of the dirt road, it can be a little confusing where the trail leads. About 2/10th into the ride you'll need to take a right onto a paved sidewalk and follow that for about another 2/10th of a mile before the trail continues to the right. The signage was not adequate in this part of the trail system, but after that, the trail was easy to follow.

All in all, this is a relatively easy and enjoyable ride. Many wild creatures can be seen on the trail, and even a few cows!

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Land Manager: Willowsford - Virginia

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Aug 11, 2017
bill swann
My magnetic odometer showed 7.55 miles. Easy trail and as stated before some challenging creek crossings and a couple nice, short climbs. 7.5mi
Jul 13, 2017
Mike G
Decent trail for beginners. The few creek crossings are challenging without being impossible. Few rocky areas. 7.8mi
Mar 3, 2016
Andrew Gault
Dec 5, 2015
Mike Washer
Easy trail, had a brief detour, but overall not bad for a a late Saturday afternoon ride. 7.4mi
Oct 18, 2015
Todd Walker
new route
Oct 10, 2015
Geoff Bell
There is no single track here. All double track, a little bit of paved sidewalk. About half of the trail was crushed rock, the rest was grass or di...

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  2.7 from 6 votes

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Conditions


All Clear 73 days ago
Dry, Some Mud - Few detours clearly marked. Easy to follow except for start as notes in description.
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I rode this trail yesterday and it wasn't bad. Very pretty area but the description is dead on. It's all double track, some natural surface, some gravel (why they put gravel down over natural surface) and a little asphalt. The loop distance is given at 8 miles. I started by turning left as the trail arrow pointed that way - I could have gone left but went the direction they wanted me to go. Nov 11, 2016


(cont) when I got to the asphalt, I had to watch closely for where the trail picked up again as this wasn't marked (the rest of the trail was well marked). They had a section closed due to construction so I went back and rode the direction as if I had turned right. Not a bad ride for just passing through but not a destination ride. Nov 11, 2016


Rode this 8/10/17 and full loop is open. A few spots are tough to follow the trail but if you're careful, you should be good. It's a good trail to ride if you're passing through but definitely not a destination. A mix of single track, double track, gravel and asphalt. Surprisingly there are a few challenging creek crossings and climbs. Single speed bikes work best here. Aug 11, 2017


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