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Bear Bottom Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 357' 109 m
Descent: -228' -70 m
High: 914' 279 m
Low: 728' 222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by David Duke

Great trail that gets better as ones fitness improves.

David Duke

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Features -none-

Family Friendly Nice trails, great views!

Hike, bike, horseback permitted.

Description

Wide trail with undulations and some rocks (small).

I typically start at the horse barn and climb in the lollipop stick to the loop. The climb in is moderate with some challenging sections with small rocks(great place for beginners to tackle rocks). Once reaching the loop you can choose the northern or southern leg.Both legs seem to flow faster from east to west but the trail is fun in either direction. The southern leg has some small rock sections (baby heads) that are probably ride-able for experienced beginners but not so long that walking through is a problem. Each leg flows well, but my favorite is riding the northern leg east to west. Done as a complete loop, some prefer the trail clockwise and others counter clockwise. It will come down to each individual which way is better.

This trail is such that the better ones fitness is the faster and more fun it becomes. It is very doable on a cyclocross bike (as is the whole park) but I would also increase the difficulty rating if doing so.

This is probably my favorite trail in this park even though it does not have the fastest downhill sections. Connecting this up with Big Oak Trail offers more loop options.

This trail is very popular for horses and being aware of good etiquette has proved useful.
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Oct 6, 2018
Kristopher Kaufmann
4.2mi
Sep 30, 2018
Joe Danz
Jul 14, 2018
Scott Nooner
May 9, 2018
Jack White
4.2mi
Apr 1, 2018
Lyn Pat
Nov 17, 2016
Brianne Golden
Sep 4, 2016
Mike Soder
12h 00m
Aug 14, 2016
Evan Corzine
Trail is in good condition. 4.2mi — 0h 35m

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  3.6 from 10 votes

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#259

in Virginia

#8,380

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Fun with the kids on Bear Bottom Trail. Ride clockwise for best ride
Nov 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Fast section of Bear Bottom Trail.
Nov 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA

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