Virginia Mountain Bike Trail

The 27th most popular mountain bike trail in Virginia.

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In the George Washington National Forest, the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail is a 480 mile offroad bikepacking trek from Strasburg to Damascus along the Blue Ridge mountains and Allegheny ridges. It combines singletrack with dirt and gravel roads across eight trail systems for a total vertical ascent of more than 75,000 feet. While relatively new and still be packed out, the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail (VMBT) is a a rocky & rooty rugged route across high ridges and down in dense forests. This is a popular bikepacking route and there are several primitive campsite options along the way. It is typically ridden from the north to the south.

The northern trailhead is located southwest of Winchester off SR55. The southern trailhead is located southeast of Abingdon off US58.

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


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

Best Season:  Jun - Aug

Average Difficulty:  Hardcore

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.08533, -78.5107

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  24719


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