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black Wilkin's Way

Trail

4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 616' 188 m
Descent: -611' -186 m
High: 803' 245 m
Low: 521' 159 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by David Kutassy

Super technical climbs with rocky descents and a beautiful ride along the lake.

David Kutassy

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Description

This trail isn't for the faint of heart. There are a few very technical climbs that need higher level riding skills. Many of the climbs are very steep and rooted or rocky (or both). It can be difficult to keep the front tire on the ground while simultaneously navigating the terrain.

There is no shortage of excellent downhills either which also have their fair share of rock gardens. This trail has sections that ride directly along the lake, but don't expect it to be easy just because it's at water level. The trail frequently turns back into the hills and has some massive roots to work over. There are plenty of smoother sections along Wilkin's Way that give you a break.

Almost all of the trail is under fairly thick tree cover, but areas by the lake do offer some fantastic views.

To make this trail a full loop you'll need to use part of Jungle Trail and Luke's Loop. Expect to ride about five miles if starting from the upper parking lot.

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Apr 26, 2019
brian Mesco
4mi
Jun 6, 2018
Tyler Hensley
0.7mi
Feb 28, 2018
Richard Popielarz
7mi
Mar 2, 2017
David Kutassy
Downed trees everywhere. Few mud holes but trails are in good shape. 8mi
Feb 8, 2017
David Kutassy
Nov 22, 2016
Aperson Person
Nov 18, 2016
Chris Saunders
Dry slick leaves, wiped out going down tough root section. 4.3mi
Nov 11, 2016
Chris Saunders
Clear and smooth trail. Lots of loose leaves though. 5mi

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#209

in Virginia

#6,646

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