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Sherman Gap

 5 votes

6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,361' 415 m

Ascent

-1,361' -415 m

Descent

2,018' 615 m

High

767' 234 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

All Clear

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A classic, out-and-back ride with lots of rocks in George Washington National Forest.

Tim Haggerty

Overview

This ride has a classic northwestern GWNF feel. Steep, loose, and rocky coming down off the ridge. After about a mile the trail becomes less steep. The rest of the downhill is a gradual rocky descent. There are a few creek crossings that don't have much water, as well as a few punchy climbs when coming down.

Description

This ride starts out from the Elizabeth Furnace picnic area. Start on the right off the main parking area where a forestry service bulletin-board marks the start of the trail.

You'll begin by taking the white-blazed, Botts Trail to the right following it upstream. Continue following the white blazes until you reach an intersection with the Sherman Gap Trail.

Turn left onto the Sherman Gap Trail and head up the trail following the pink blazes. Continue up to a ridge where you'll hit an intersection with the blue-blazed, Massanutten Trail. Head back the way you came and have a great DH with options to continue on the Sherman Gap Trail or onto the Massanutten Trail.

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Nov 18, 2017
Ben KB
Have you been thinking “I’ve just been having too much fun on my mountain bike,” or “I need a day to really grind it out.” Well, this is your trai… 6.7mi
Sep 16, 2016
Derek Tribble
This is listed as an out and back. Contains a lot of hike a bike which turns into some sketchy downhill on the way back. Not a top choice.

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