“An underappreciated, backcountry singletrack trail that traverses an expansive forest.”
— sean barb
Riders might want to avoid this area during deer season.
This easternmost sector of the Iron Mountain Trail
runs east-west along ridges and valleys northwest of the town of Fries, VA. While it is not as popular as the western sectors of the IMT, this section can be linked up with dozens of other bike-legal routes, horse trails, Forest Service multi-use trails, gravel roads, and rural asphalt roads to make some nice endurance length loops.
It is highly recommended to pick up a copy of National Geographic's Trails Illustrated Topographic Map of Mount Rogers
Nation Recreation Area. This map will help you find trail connections and prevent getting lost. You can also download the MTB Project mobile app
to help stay oriented.