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Glenwood Horse Trail #3004B: Mineshaft Segment

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


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7.4

Miles

11.9

KM

Singletrack

2,056' 627 m

High

1,113' 339 m

Low

943' 287 m

Up

1,495' 456 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

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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Kyle Inman

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Views from the Mineshaft Trail
Aug 28, 2017 near Buchanan, VA
Not too shabby.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA
Ahh...the moss berms. Greenery even in the dead of winter.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA
Coming down, you get back into the hardwoods with gnar on the singletrack.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA
The view due west.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA
You'll emerge at this kiosk at the Pico (pie-ko) Road Trailhead.
Jan 12, 2016 near Buchanan, VA

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