Mountain Biking Routes

Douthat

Blue Suck Falls Loop

Mileage: 8.8 milesVia MTB Project: “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 […]

Douthat IMBA Epic Route

Mileage: 18.6 milesFrom MTB Project: “Douthat State Park (pronounced “dow-that”) is a gem in the Appalachian Mountains of south central Virginia. The park encompasses more than 4,500 acres and, in addition, is surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, offering many opportunities for backcountry exploration. Within the park boundaries, you’ll find over 40 miles of […]

Local Parks

Montgomery Hall Park-Staunton

Montgomery Hall Park is located just south of Stuart Street off Montgomery Avenue. The Park’s 148 acres include rolling hills, quiet woodlands, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, and a public swimming pool. The trails in Montgomery Hall Park are twisty, turny fun. They are laid out in a way that if you ride them […]

Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park – Harrisonburg

The City of Harrisonburg owns this natural surface single-track trail system designed for mountain bikers and trail walkers/runners. The trail system provides three different levels of difficulty to appeal to a complete spectrum of runners, walkers and cyclists from novice to expert. Designed and developed in accordance with the IMBA guidelines for sustainable shared-use trails, […]

Massanutten

Massanutten Resort Bike Park

Massanutten Resort’s Bike Park offers “an exciting experience for veteran riders while also featuring a beginner-friendly introduction to downhill mountain biking. Massanutten’s Park features a lower lift that will provide access to beginner and intermediate trails for newcomers while also offering advanced jump and single-track trails accessible from an upper lift that are sure to […]

Massanutten Western Slope Trails

Via the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC): “Massanutten’s Western Slope offers more then 800 acres with over 15 miles of multi-use non-motorized trails that are great for mountain biking and trail running. The Western Slope is about 7 miles from Downtown Harrisonburg.”Massanutten’s Western Slope is private property owned by Massanutten Resort, so you MUST have a Trail […]

Sherando

Sherando Lake Advanced Loop

Mileage: 19.2 milesVia MTB Project: “Technical old school riding with big mountain feel just off Exit 96 pf Interstate 64. There’s something for everyone on this loop, from strenuous hike-a-bike to fast and flowing bench cut trails. A good sampling of the Sherando Trail system.”

Stokesville

IMBA Epic Southern Traverse

Mileage: 36.4 milesVia MTB Project: “If you’re going to tackle the Southern Traverse, the rigors of boot camp may be the best preparation. With 3,000 feet of climbing over 36 epic miles, this ride promises to test your courage and endurance.The Traverse is the southern most section of the Shenandoah Mountain Trail located in the George Washington […]

Lookout Mountain

Mileage: 13.5 milesVia MTB Project: “This ride has a bit of everything including easy climbing, fast descents and technical rocky areas. It has one large rerouted section that is one of the highlights of the ride. There are some nice views on exposed ridgelines and a great overlook near the finish.”

Narrowback

Mileage: 13 milesVia MTB Project: “Located in the North River District of George Washington National Forest, there is a bit of everything on this loop including ridgeline riding, rocky sections with alternate lines, and one memorable descent off the mountain.”Parking: This ride starts at the bottom of Tillman West Trail on Tillman Rd. at a […]