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Blue Suck Falls Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
  3.4 ( 5 ) Favorite

Trail

8.8 mile 14.2 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,908' 581 m
Descent: -1,911' -582 m
High: 3,007' 917 m
Low: 1,442' 439 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Roanoke Outside

Follow this long but moderate ride as it leads past streams and overlooks to Blue Suck Falls.

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Overview

Douthat State Park was named one of the nation’s 10 best by Outside Family Vacation Guide. It is one of the original six Virginia State Parks. Nestled in Virginia’s Alleghany Highlands, Douthat features some of Virginia’s most outstanding scenery and trails.

Need to Know

If you plan to stay overnight there are several campsite options as well as cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Description

Blue Suck Falls is a loop ride that gives you a true sense of the park. You'll ride through Mountain Laurel, cross streams, and be rewarded with both a waterfall and scenic vista at the Tuscarora Overlook and cabin.

When you're done with your ride, take a cool dip in the lake, relax on the sandy beach, and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant.

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Nov 2, 2019
Darren Mesibov
Aug 18, 2019
Jill Malusky
This was not what we expected. Much more difficult than anticipated and extremely rocky/technical.
Apr 27, 2018
Dave Baker
8.8mi

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 5 votes

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#2,810

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Photos

Tuscarora Overlook. Must see!!!
Apr 4, 2014 near Clifton…, VA
Tuscarora Overlook
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
On the way back from Tuscarora Overlook: a must-see view.
Jun 5, 2013 near Clifton…, VA
Blue Suck Falls trail.
Dec 3, 2016 near Clifton…, VA
Douthat Lake
Oct 20, 2015 near Clifton…, VA
The view from the Stony Run Trail looking back to the Short Cut trail to the Magraw Horse Loop
Nov 25, 2014 near Clifton…, VA

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