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Massanutten Trail

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 5.0 (3)

A challenging ridgeline singletrack along the northern Massanutten ring encircling Fort Valley, VA.


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69.5

Miles

111.9

KM

Singletrack

2,743' 836 m

High

763' 233 m

Low

8,464' 2,580 m

Up

8,418' 2,566 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The trail is always open, however, note that hunting is allowed in the George Washington National Forest in late fall.

Description

The Massanutten Trail is a 70-mile loop along the northern ridges of Massanutten Mountain, encircling Fort Valley, VA. There are multiple starting points, some of the most popular being Signal Knob at the northern end, Edinburg Gap along the west side, and Camp Roosevelt at the southern end. From any of the trailheads, follow orange blazes for a challenging out-and-back, or connect with another blazed trail for a loop.

The terrain is mostly rock-strewn primitive singletrack, with occasional stretches of doubletrack. This trail is not for the timid! Experienced riders will be challenged by the technical terrain both uphill and down. Plan on slow going - if you can average 5 miles an hour along the ridge you're doing pretty well. Also plan on carrying your own food, water, and tools as there are few opportunities to re-supply or receive assistance along the trail.

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Barry Croker

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 3 votes

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in Strasburg

#917

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  5.0 from 3 votes
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in Strasburg

#24

in Virginia

#917

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The climb up (or descent down) Signal Knob is not for the faint of heart.
Mar 11, 2016 near Strasburg, VA
Super-technical sweetness... for those with the skills to ride (not me)
Jun 5, 2019 near Mount J…, VA
Did the loop in reverse today (clockwise). Pic coming down Signal Knob Trail.
Jun 1, 2016 near Strasburg, VA
View of Shenandoah valley from Signal Knob... looking towards Strasburg VA. Looking west, 1/8 mile from Cell tower at peak.
Jun 1, 2016 near Strasburg, VA
Big storm brewing! View from overlook on Kern Mountain Trail
Jun 5, 2019 near New Market, VA
Signal Knob Trail.
Apr 20, 2016 near Strasburg, VA

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Feb 16, 2020
A.U. Vaught
Oh, it's very serious. Don't hit this unless you're ready. Or ready to portage. 2mi
Oct 13, 2019
Colin Hughes
Full pull attempt — 5h 30m