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Glenwood Horse Trail #3004B: Mineshaft Segment

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Length

7.4 Miles 11.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

943' 287 m

Ascent

-1,495' -456 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

2,056' 627 m

High

1,113' 339 m

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An amazing 1800's contour narrow gauge rail line used to mine iron ore for Civil War musketballs.

Kyle Inman

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Drop in behind the picnic table at the Bobletts Gap parking lot onto a short trail that takes you to Boblett's Gap fireroad, also known as Chair Rock Road. Turn right, dropping down exactly 1 mile on a sometimes rocky, sometimes water-holed blast of a 5% downhill.

The singletrack is a hard right that cuts back, and straight up. Keep a close eye out, as the trail is hard to see following a left hand sweeper. Watch your odometer too, more than 1 mile exactly and you missed it. Mineshaft starts as a short, steep 25%+ gradient before reaching the shelf trail that becomes much more reasonable.

For 5 miles, enjoy a singletrack experience like no other, passing iron ore hollers with mineshafts and holes visible when you hike up the ore piles in certain crevasses of ancient Appalachian mountains.

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#164

in Virginia

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