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Trail

7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer loop
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 340' 104 m
Descent: -347' -106 m
High: 430' 131 m
Low: 312' 95 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Will Plath

A doubletrack trail running through Willowsford

Will Plath

E-Bikes Unknown

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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!

Contacts

Land Manager: Willowsford - Virginia

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Mar 30, 2019
Chris Gloe
12h 30m
Feb 3, 2019
Petri Tirri
Trail was mainly frozen so almost no mud at all. 7.4mi
Dec 30, 2018
Erik Molina
7.4mi
Dec 24, 2018
Erik Molina
Mud fest but fun 8.4mi
Nov 20, 2018
Donald Simmons
Oct 5, 2018
Anuj Singh
some sections are very muddy. There are couple of stream crossings and they are slippery to try with bike. 10.8mi — 1h 21m
Aug 26, 2018
Jared Leib
May 28, 2018
Ji Chen
cool ride, easy straight forward with a few twists. 6.5mi

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(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
I rode this yesterday 9/26/17 and plan to ride it regularly since I live nearby. I am a beginner MTBer and this suits me just fine, because it provides enough of a workout as far as length of ride, and only beginner level technical parts (small creeks, rocky climbs or descents) suitable for learning and improving your skills. Sep 27, 2017

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