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This is a series of trails that are a work in progress connecting to old backcountry style trails.


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Map Key

6.5

Miles

10.5

KM

50%

Singletrack

3,668' 1,118 m

High

3,227' 984 m

Low

773' 236 m

Up

766' 234 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Expect some wet spots throughout the trail system. This system has a nice mixture of old-style backcountry with more relaxed, flowing riding in the newer section. While some of the trails are marked, it helps to have some sort of GPS or the MTB Project mobile app to make sure you don't pass up anything while on the Forest Service roads. Again, this system is a work in progress and expect some changes in routing and some trail additions in the future.

Description

There are a couple of ways to start this ride but it is recommended to start at the Reservoir Trailhead and follow the Lake Lake Lake Show till intersects with the Reservoir Road. From there, head north on the road until you reach the start of Moonshiner's.

From Moonshiner's, go to Pickem Mountain and take a right onto FS-2420. From there, travel 1.7 miles and take another right for a pretty sweet downhill (Fern Gully and Grind Central) with some awesome waterbar-type jumps.

Next, head across the reservoir and up to the Sugar Maple Trail. At the top, head west and then turn left to climb to Flag Rock. After enjoying the great scenic views of the city of Norton and a Sasquatch statue, descend the road until you reach the start of Twisted Forest which will take you back to the Reservoir Trailhead.

Contacts

Local Club: Flag Rock Area Trails (FRAT)

Land Manager: City of Norton

Shared By:

Glyn Phillips

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Photos

Riders enjoying a portion of Sugar Maple Trail, one of a handful trails that are available in the Flag Rock Area Trails System.
Jan 2, 2017 near Norton, VA
Sugar Maple Trail at Flag Rock Area Trails.
Jan 2, 2017 near Norton, VA
Sugar Maple Trail at Flag Rock Area Trails
Jan 2, 2017 near Norton, VA
Flag Rock Area Trails - Something for everyone.
Jan 2, 2017 near Norton, VA
Salamander
Aug 20, 2023 near Norton, VA
Flag Rock.
Jun 13, 2016 near Norton, VA

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