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Kaylor's Knob Perimeter

Very Difficult
 4.0 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A challenging, technical perimeter loop that is fun to ride in both directions.


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Map Key

9.2

Miles

14.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

2,912' 888 m

High

1,543' 470 m

Low

1,473' 449 m

Up

1,473' 449 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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The Massanutten Western Slope is private owned and riders must carry a valid annual pass or purchase a day pass ($10) or week pass ($25) from the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Find out more, here.

Overview

A favorite hot lap for technical rock junkies and suckers for punishment alike. Ride this loop clockwise for a smoother climb and super technical descent down Kaylor Ridge Trail (North) and 2000 Hours trails. Ride it counterclockwise for technical rock crawling on the climb and higher speed, flowing features on Laird's Downhill and Laird's Nose.

Need to Know

Bring plenty of food and water for this mission of a hot lap.

Description

Clockwise:
Head north past the pond and hop on Laird's Nose for a solid warm-up climb to Upper Laird's Downhill. Turn right onto the super technical, Kaylor Ridge Trail (North), and stay on the ridge until you reach Del Webb Drive. Cross the road onto 2000 Hours for a hair-raising descent. Cross the road again onto Berm Trail, then hang a left onto Lower Homestead for a nice cool-down to the bottom.

Counter Clockwise:
Head up Lower Homestead, Berm Trail, 2000 Hours (2K), and Kaylor Ridge Trail (North). It will get progressively more difficult and technical and will likely involve some hike-a-bike. Once you top out on Kaylor's Knob, you can enjoy some fun, high-speed descending on Upper Laird's Downhill to Laird's Nose for some fun flow.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shenandoah Bicycle with improvements by Ashley Seaward

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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Photos

Collin Vento rides 2000 Hours Trail (shot by Adventureseen).
Jul 8, 2015 near Massanu…, VA
A very rocky hike a bike on kaylors knob to upper ravine trailhead
Oct 9, 2015 near Massanu…, VA
Biking Bad - Mountain Biking at Massanutten Western slopes
Oct 23, 2019 near Massanu…, VA
A view from the nearby Delwebb Overlook over to Massanutten Resort.
Jun 22, 2017 near Massanu…, VA
View from the overlook
Oct 9, 2015 near Massanu…, VA
VA '54 Trailhead.
Apr 11, 2017 near Massanu…, VA

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Aug 8, 2017
Chris Hedlund
Techy climb, with a series of unrideable lifts. Descent on 2000 hours and Special K - awesome. 9.2mi
Jun 19, 2017
J.R. Noble
Sep 4, 2016
Scott Weston
Lovely ride, great weather. Went anti-clockwise, wonderful descent definitely worth the technical ascent! 9.2mi
Aug 29, 2016
Nathan sirotans@gmail.com
Even with broken spokes, broken free wheel, and plenty of hike a bike this was still a great ride. If you like a challenge this ride is for you. 8mi
Jun 5, 2016
Josh McKay