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Mountain Laurel Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.9 (37) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A mountain bike complex in Virginia with 11+ miles of singletrack.


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10.0

Miles

16.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,078' 329 m

High

930' 283 m

Low

739' 225 m

Up

727' 222 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly There is a MTB beginner trails as well as areas along the creek to stop and enjoy nature.

No horses, No e-bikes. Hikers welcome.

Overview

A great new mountain biking complex in Southwest Virginia. A great intermediate singletrack, with an added expert loop with rock gardens and technical skill sections.

Need to Know

There is a clubhouse at the trailhead. The full trail system features 11.5 miles of trail with 1 green trail, 2 blue trails, and 2 black trails.

Description

Since 2013, landowner Bob Norris has been collaborating with other trail builders and mountain biking enthusiasts in Southwest Virginia to develop a trail system off of Horsepasture Price Road in Henry County, VA. This trail system is located on over 150 acres of private land with negotiations with other large tract joining land owners to develop one of the largest mountain biking and hiking facilities in the area.

Close to 11+ miles of hand and machine constructed singletrack trails are almost complete, with plans for up to 15 miles based on a stacked-loop design. The five mile Central Loop is the core trail that all other optional trails are connected. Many of the trails border creeks and water while others meander through the woods or ridge-tops.

These trails were specifically designed to appeal to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. It remains a work-in-progress, with signage, maps, parking lot facilities, on site camping information boards and optional technical trail features like skinnys and rock gardens that are a fun challenge.

History & Background

This trail was started in 2013 and has trails added and rerouted every year since.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bob Norris with improvements by Dewey Hatcher

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 37 votes

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Photos

A log skinny gets cut in along the Mountain Laurel Trails.
May 4, 2017 near Horse P…, VA
Trailhead building and visitors center.
May 4, 2017 near Horse P…, VA
Trailhead map.
Dec 20, 2015 near Horse P…, VA
River bank with trail above and below.
Nov 22, 2018 near Horse P…, VA
Bridge by small waterfalls.
Nov 22, 2018 near Horse P…, VA
Work stand at trailhead.
May 4, 2017 near Horse P…, VA

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Apr 28, 2020
Mitch Tucker
20mi — 2h 45m
Sep 28, 2019
Boone Orton
great jumps at start of trail if going counterclockwise around loop. 13.5mi
Jun 29, 2019
Suzanne Muirhead
First time here...in addition to first time I'm a mountain trail in well over a year....AWESOME ride though! Will definitely return!! 5mi — 1h 15m
May 18, 2019
Eric Gann
May 4, 2019
Scott Ritchea
Nov 21, 2018
Abbi and Kurt Lawton
Beautifully laid out trails with plenty of fun technical features mixed with smooth flow track. Extremely well done. Good scenery.
Nov 11, 2018
Whitney Van Sant
Jul 7, 2018
Miller Aho
4mi