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Crystal Springs Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (3)

A great ride through open hardwood forest!


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Singletrack

2,787' 850 m

High

2,407' 734 m

Low

382' 116 m

Up

372' 113 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly A short trail with some obstacles that can easily be walked.

Open dawn till dusk, gate closes at dusk.

Need to Know

Bridges can be very slippery when wet.

Description

From the kiosk you ride to the right to a bridge crossing the stream and follow a long forgotten county road past a campsite and a pit-toilet. Continue up the hill, the trail will continue to become more narrow as you go.

At approximately mile .5 the trail will turn to the right, leveling out somewhat, where you'll come up on a short rocky section of trail with some steps - use caution. Singletrack trail meanders along the ridge maintaining a very easy grade until you pass the second storm (~mile .75) where the trail will start making it's way downhill through some sharp switchbacks.

When you see the trail going into the rhododendron slow down and use caution, as the trail becomes very tight through this section. After you visit the reservoir cross the stream and follow the old road bed that parallels the stream back to the parking lot.

History & Background

Historic reservoir and remnants of old pump house and water pipe.

Contacts

Shared By:

Deana Kelley

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#218

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#8,692

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Photos

One of three bridge crossings on the Crystal Springs Loop Trail.
Feb 3, 2016 near Wytheville, VA
Boundary Trail/Crystal Springs Loop Trail junction.
Jan 11, 2016 near Wytheville, VA
Nice rolling singletrack on the Waterline Trail.
Feb 11, 2016 near Wytheville, VA
A perfect example of the awesome singletrack.
Feb 18, 2016 near Wytheville, VA
Singletrack cutting through the beautiful, green hardwood forest.
Feb 18, 2016 near Wytheville, VA

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May 19, 2019
Joey Atkins
Jul 12, 2018
Deana Kelley
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