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Matthews State Forest MTB Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (17)

A great singletrack mountain bike trail.


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Map Key

8.2

Miles

13.3

KM

Singletrack

2,640' 805 m

High

2,342' 714 m

Low

1,246' 380 m

Up

1,234' 376 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed during hunting season (November 19 - December 3).

Description

The parking area is located on White Pine Rd. Follow the fire rd approximately 1/4 mile to the start of the singletrack on the left. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. There are a few exits, but the trail is essentially a loop. It can be ridden in either direction, but is only marked in the primary direction. There is one technical section consisting of two rock gardens, very nearly back to back and can easily feel like one long rock garden. The remainder of the trail is very friendly to most novice mountain bikers, but never fails to challenge.

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Shared By:

Corbitt Bourne

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 17 votes

#1009

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  4.4 from 17 votes
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#28

in Virginia

#1,009

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Going up at Matthews State Forest.
Sep 10, 2016 near Galax, VA
When you see a pretty view to your left, then look out for one nasty rock garden coming up on the trail. Downhill!
Sep 10, 2016 near Galax, VA
I really took some crappy pictures now that I look at them. These don't really give you a good idea. But when you're biking..
Aug 19, 2016 near Galax, VA
One of the views.
Aug 19, 2016 near Galax, VA
Second section of rock garden.
Jun 29, 2019 near Galax, VA
The bottom of hill looking back or the start up.
Aug 19, 2016 near Galax, VA

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Jul 23, 2020
Tommy Lucas
Legit black diamond trail was a slippery after a few days of rain but hard fun and technical just how I like it 8.1mi
Sep 9, 2019
Hiram Ramos
20mi — 4h 00m
Aug 23, 2019
Fred Kridler
fun but wet and I felt slow...
Jun 29, 2019
Sam Nifong
Lots of climbing not sure I would say it was novice friendly.
Sep 9, 2018
Beck M
9.1mi
Jul 26, 2018
Kevin Kelley
Jun 17, 2018
Jason Gruver
Nice loop. Odd section about 1/2 way through overgrown bush, not well marked. 10mi — 2h 00m
Aug 4, 2017
MJ Thompson
Super trail. Rideable climbs and has nice flow. 9.2mi