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Mendota Trail

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Rails-to-Trails multi-use trail between Bristol and Mendota following the old Southern Railroad line.


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1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Doubletrack

1,399' 426 m

High

1,352' 412 m

Low

51' 16 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

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E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly The trail is railroad grade (1-3%). However, there is a 7-8% grade for about 0.1 miles out of Bristol (at 1.2 miles) where a previous trestle had been removed.

Description

The Mendota Trail is a 12.5-mile Rail Trail project. Plenty of parking is available at each trailhead. The entrance to the Bristol Trailhead is adjacent to 1788 Island Rd. in Bristol, VA.

The southern portion of the trail starts in Bristol and ends at Reedy Creek Rd. The northern portion starts in rural Mendota, VA and ends at the North Fork of the Holston River. Visit The Store (opposite the trailhead) in Mendota for some great food!

Contacts

Local Club: SORBA - Tri-Cities

Shared By:

Marc Upton with improvements by Bob Mueller

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