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Massanutten Trail - Edinburgh Gap Rd. to Mudhole Gap

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Trail

26.3 mile 42.3 kilometer out and back
95% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,596' 791 m
Descent: -2,596' -791 m
High: 2,660' 811 m
Low: 1,383' 422 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by G. Smith

Rocky ridge riding.

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Overview

A tough out and back along a rocky ridgeline.

Description

The parking is at Taskers Gap ATV parking lot at the top of Edinburg Rd (675).

The trailhead is at the intersection of Edinburg Rd, and the ATV road, Peters Mill. From the parking lot, cross Edinburg Rd and immediately look for orange blazes and singletrack to the left of the ATV road. There is no sign marking the trail. You'll not ride on the ATV road at all.

This portion of the Massanutten Trail is an orange blazed ridge top trail. This portion is rocky and techy but very rideable. This section of ridge rides slightly better Northbound. It begins with a fairly steep and rocky climb to Waonaze peak. Then it descends sharply before giving a gentle downhill roll along the ridge to Woodstock tower. It is "mostly flat/rolling" for a ridge top, with fewer steep pitches than the East ridge of the Massanutten trail. The final descent into Mudhole Gap is steep, fast, and loose in spots.

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Mar 10, 2019
Jason Bowman
May 26, 2017
Barry Croker
Leaves are gone but brush is starting to creep in 11.7mi

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Crushing rock moves on the Massanutten ridge.
Nov 29, 2015 near Woodstock, VA
Sunset from Massanutten Ridge.
Nov 29, 2015 near Woodstock, VA
More of the Massanutten Trail, where it starts to get a little less rocky
Sep 2, 2014 near Strasburg, VA
Trail in this section
Jun 7, 2014 near Strasburg, VA
Near the start of the Massanutten Trail heading northeast
Sep 2, 2014 near Woodstock, VA

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