Mileage: 36.4 miles
Via 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 theÂ Shenandoah Mountain TrailÂ located in the George Washington National Forests Dry River and Deerfield Ranger Districts. The trail runs along the spine of Shenandoah Mountain, massive at 90+ miles long. It serves as the border of Virginia and West Virginia for the northern most 60 miles of its ridge. Riding north to south is the best way to enjoy the sweetest of singletrack descents.”