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RockStar TRAIL Route

Very Difficult


282.0 mile 453.8 kilometer point to point
70% Singletrack
Very Difficult


Ascent: 29,436' 8,972 m
Descent: -29,818' -9,089 m
High: 4,380' 1,335 m
Low: 918' 280 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)


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The RockStar TRAIL Route is a 270+ mile bikepacking route from Rocktown (Harrisonburg) to the Star City (Roanoke).

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Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features Commonly Bikepacked

All trails and roads on both the RockStar TRAIL and GRAVEL routes are legal to ride and open all year.


To view a Google Map of the TRAIL route along with Points of Interest *and* the RockStar GRAVEL route go to:

Need to Know

  • Most adventurers will leave their car in Roanoke and take the Roanoke Mountain Adventures (540.525.8295) shuttle service to the start of the ride in Harrisonburg. Some ultra-riders start in Roanoke, ride the adjacent RockStar GRAVEL route to Harrisonburg and then ride the RockStar Trail route back to Roanoke!
  • Douthat State Park is the route midpoint and is a great overnight option.


The RockStar TRAIL Route is a bikepacking tour of the trail systems in the singletrack rich section of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Harrisonburg and Roanoke, Virginia. The route begins at Black Sheep Coffee in Harrisonburg, goes through the Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park, then backroads and fire roads up to Reddish Knob.

From there, the route pieces together premier singletrack trails to create a phenomenal and challenging bikepacking experience unlike any other. The ride concludes at the iconic Texas Tavern in downtown Roanoke a whopping 270+ miles later!

History & Background

Many of the trail system along this route were originally constructed by the CCC and are maintained by local trails advocacy groups:
Roanoke IMBA -
Greater Lynchburg Off-Road Cyclists (GLOC) -
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) -
Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC) -


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Apr 7, 2018
Barry Croker
Fantastic route. Weather didn't cooperate (snow 2 days) but would be epic when dry. A little of everything--VA showcase! 285mi — 93h 06m

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