Fore Mountain Trail For Mountain Biking

The 21st most popular mountain bike trail in Virginia.

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East of Covington in the George Washington National Forest, the Fore Mountain Trail is a 15 mile mountain bike route through upland hardwoods and pines that are typical of high elevation forests of the Allegheny Mountains. A variety of wildlife including white tail deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel, and an occassional black bear may be seen along this trail. Bikers following this winding trail will enjoy several nice views as they travel through stands of hardwoods. The Fore Mountain Trail begins at the Dolly Anne Work Center, just off US 60 east of Covington and ends near Douthat State Park, where it becomes the Middle Mountain Trail and continues north another 5.5 miles to FDR 125.

Overall, Fore Mountain Trail is the 21st most popular mountain bike trail of all 27 mountain biking rides in Virginia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Fore Mountain Trail including North Mountain Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail, Allegheny Trail, Wild Oak Trail, Virginia Mountain Bike Trail and Signal Knob LoopDry Run Trail.


Local Contact(s):  George Washington National Forest (540) 265-5100; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882.

Best Season:  May - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.7781, -79.96368

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/20/2016

ID:  14659


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